Storm-Petrels - Proposed split into two families

Subject: Storm-Petrels - Proposed split into two families
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:27:28 +0800

I just looked up the IOC web site and it looks like the storm-petrels will be split into two families in the next version 5.1 due in early 2015.

Hydrobatidae - northern storm-petrels
Oceanitidae - southern storm-petrels

Not exactly certain where each genus will fall, but I guess we will find out in 2015.

For those interested in families, it looks like Swallow-tailed Cotinga will be put back into Cotingidae (it was previously indeterminate)

Frank O'Connor Birding WA Phone : (08) 9386 5694 Email :

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