BARC Checklist v2.0 is released

To: David James <>
Subject: BARC Checklist v2.0 is released
From: Ed Williams <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:15:34 +1100
Thanks David,

The work you put into this is appreciated!



Ed Williams
Kingsville, VIC

On 08/01/2013, at 10:08 PM, "David James" <> wrote:

> Greetings birders and happy new year to you all,
> I have just completed an overdue upgrade of the BARC
> Australian Checklist v2.0 in IOC taxonomy. Tony Palliser will upload it to the
> BARC website as soon as the ink is dry. 
> This checklist is intended to follow the IOC World Bird
> Names checklist v3.3 to the letter, in terms of species taxonomy, scientific
> and English names, spelling and sequence. As with previous versions, 
> subspecies
> are not included. There are no intended changes to the IOC list (other than
> abbreviating it to species and Australia) and no novel taxonomic opinions
> expressed by me or BARC in that regard.
> This upgrade includes changes the IOC made to their World
> Bird Names checklist in versions 2.11, 3.1, 3.2 and (draft) 3.3. up to 1 Jan
> 2013. It also includes some outstanding corrections to v1.1, some of which 
> were
> identified by Birding_Aussers. 
> If you download the spreadsheet you will find two
> worksheets. One worksheet is the full v2.0. For those who have entered their
> lists into v1.1 and don’t wish to start again in a blank checklist, the second
> worksheet contains a set of instructions for converting the old BARC Checklist
> v1.1 to this new v2.0. Upgrading involves inserting 27 new rows, deleting 18
> old rows and replacing the entire supplementary list in one block. The upgrade
> worksheet will also allow you to identify the changes that have been made in
> v2.0.
> Tony Palliser’s ‘Birders Totals’ website will also have a
> link to v2.0.
> Summary of changes:
> Two new species have been split by the IOC (Nullabor
> Quail-thrush, Western Quail-thrush).
> Six species new to the list have been accepted by BARC in
> the past year or so (Stejneger's Petrel, Eurasian Hobby, Eurasian Hoopoe, 
> Fairy
> Pitta, Chestnut-cheeked Starling, Eyebrowed Thrush).
> Two species are removed from the list (Linchi Swiftlet,
> because the IOC recognises the swiftlet on Christmas I as a subspecies of
> Glossy Swiftlet; Variable Goshawk, because the IOC now recognises the goshawk
> on Christmas I as a subspecies of Brown Goshawk). 
> A change of taxonomy elevates the former Australian
> subspecies of Banded Fruit Dove to an endemic species (Black-banded Fruit 
> Dove). 
> Minor changes in nomenclature, sequence or formatting affect
> 15 species (Black-shouldered Kite, Letter-winged Kite, Hooded Dotterel, Far
> Eastern Curlew, Grey-streaked Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Common
> Redpoll, Yellowhammer and all seven species in the Family Locustellidae).
> The Supplementary List has been reduced to exclude
> unverified reports that have not been formally documented to a satisfactory
> standard following two clear rules. 
> These changes bring the total Australian list to 891
> confirmed species. 
> Good birding to all in 2013, 
> David James
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