"Wisdom begins with putting the right name on a thing"
(Old Chinese Proverb)

English Names Version 2

We appreciate the many constructive comments  received, and  we will continue to revisit problematic English names on a case by case basis.  We also refine and adjust English names as required by  changes of species taxonomy.

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.11 (Jan 2,2012)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List  v2.11 Notes
36 Crested Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus Changeable Hawk-Eagle Crested Hawk-Eagle (used for N. limnaetus, if split) was incorrectly applied to N.cirrhatus sensu lato, when lumped in version 2.0. Correct to Changeable Hawk-Eagle as used by other primary world lists.Thanks to Frank Lambert for advising us of this error
43 Painted Snipe (3 spp) Rostratula, Nycticryphes Painted-snipe Widely used spelling that conforms to IOC guidelines re  different family from true “snipe” (See Donegan 2006 – SACC 225: http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCprop225.html)
52 Moustached Fruit Dove Ptilinopus mercierii Red-moustached Fruit Dove Adopt name established in other major lists. IOC alone in dropping the modifier, the bird’s most distinguishing feature.
89 Spot-breasted Pied Woodpecker Dendrocopos analis Freckle-breasted Woodpecker Shorter name without “Pied” adopted for Thai checklist(P Round comm). Spot-breasted Woodpecker is preoccupied byColaptes punctigula
91 Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus Buff-spotted Flameback Follows split of widespread guttacristatus, which takes English name Greater Flameback
133 Isabella Oriole Oriolus isabellae Isabela Oriole Species is named after the Philippine province of Isabela (Peter Vercruijsse)
138 Short-tailed Green Magpie Cissa thalassina Javan Green Magpie Madge 2009 (HBW 14), Van Balen et al 2011
148 Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta Streaked Scrub Warbler Add missing modifier to restore established English name
153 Rufous-rumped Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis Indian Grassbird Follows split of Chinese Grassbird (G. striatus)
157 Plain-tailed Warbler Seicercus soror Alström’s Warbler see Rheindt 2006 (Birding ASIA)
190 Cuckoo Finch Anomalospiza imberbis Cuckoo-finch Not a finch

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.10 (Oct 18, 2011)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List  v2.10 Notes
33 Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Hen Harrier Follows split of Circus hudsonius (Northern Harrier)
46 Grey-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus Grey-headed Gull Name in Africa prevails elsewhere; reevaluate ssp?
52 Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus subgularis Banggai Fruit Dove Follows splits (Rheindt, Eaton & Verbelen 2011)
66 Barred Owl Strix varia Northern Barred Owl Follows split of Mexican Barred Owl (Barrowclough et al 2011)
68 Rufous Boobook Ninox rufa Rufous Owl Restore traditional name per Gregory, James et al
68 Powerful Boobook Ninox strenua Powerful Owl Restore traditional name per Gregory, James et al
68 Barking Boobook Ninox connivens Barking Owl Restore traditional name per Gregory, James et al
70 Donaldson-Smith’s Nightjar Caprimulgus donaldsoni Donaldson Smith’s Nightjar Drop hyphen; Donaldson is middle name,  not a compound last name (Kirwan 2010 [BBOC 130(4): 235]; Redman)
73 Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus Pacific Swift Leader 2011
91 Himalayan Goldenback Dinopium shorii Himalayan Flameback Flameback is now the established name for this species
91 Common Goldenback Dinopium javanense Common Flameback Flameback is now the established name for this species
91 Lesser Goldenback Dinopium benghalense Black-rumped Flameback Black-rumped Flameback is now the established name for this species
91 Greater Goldenback Chrysocolaptes lucidus Greater Flameback Flameback is now the established name for this species
91 Crimson-backed Goldenback Chrysocolaptes stricklandi Crimson-backed Flameback Flameback is now the established name for this species
127 Somali Boubou Laniarius (erlangeri) nigerrimus Black Boubou Redman comments (PUZZLING BOUBOUS)
138 Stresemann’s Bush Crow Zavattariornis stresemanni Stresemann’s Bushcrow Not a crow – relationships obscure
148 Cricket Longtail Spiloptila clamans Cricket Warbler Restore established name; avoids confusion with Green Longtail (Urolais)
152 Comoros Bulbul Hypsipetes parvirostris Grand Comoro Bulbul Follows split of Moheli Bulbul (Warren 2005)
184 Donaldson-Smith’s Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser donaldsoni Donaldson Smith’s Sparrow-Weaver Drop hyphen; Donaldson is middle name,  not a compound last name (Kirwan 2010 [BBOC 130(4): 235]; Redman)
188 Quail-Finch Ortygospiza, 3 species Quailfinch Parallels “parrotfinch”,; rosefinch, bulfinch
202 Colombian Brush Finch Arremon basilicus Sierra Nevada Brush Finch Change provisional English names to follow SACC 487
202 Phelps’s Brush Finch Arremon perijanus Perija Brush Finch Change provisional English names to follow SACC 487
202 Buffy-flanked Brush Finch Arremon phaeopleurus Caracas Brush Finch Change provisional English names to follow SACC 487
202 Venezuelan Brush Finch Arremon phygas Paria Brush Finch Change provisional English names to follow SACC 487

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.9 (July 10, 2011)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List v2.9 Notes
22 Western Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Southern Rockhopper Penguin With lump of Eastern Rockhopper Penguin (E. filholi)
46 Swift Tern Thalasseus bergii Greater Crested Tern Consistency with other major world lists
48 Common Pigeon Columba livia Rock Dove We acknowledge widespread opposition to IOC 1.0 proposal of Common Pigeon to avoid conflict with Petrophassa ” Rock Pigeons”; accept BOU choice of classic Rock Dove for this species native to British Isles. Feral Pigeon is available for populations introduced worldwide.
57 Mauritius Parakeet Psittacula echo Echo Parakeet Cheke & Hume 2008
63 Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo “Diederik” is correct spelling of established name that attempts to match the call of this cuckoo (R Payne comm)
84 Northern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Consistency with other major world lists
110 Scale-backed Antbird Willisornis poecilinotus Common Scale-backed Antbird Follows split of Xingu Scale-backed Antbird
132 Common Fiscal Lanius collaris Southern  Fiscal Follows split of Northern Fiscal L.humeralis
138 Mexican Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina Transvolcanic Jay Follows split of A.wollweberi, which assumes established name of Mexican Jay
142 Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus Grey Hypocolius Accept appeal to use more popular name
146 Blanford’s Short-toed Lark Calandrella blanfordi Blanford’s Lark Accept recommendation to use shorter name
151 Tiny Greenbul Phyllastrephus debilis Lowland Tiny Greenbul Follows split of Montane Tiny Greenbul (P. albigula)
158 Banded Warbler Sylvia [Parisoma] boehmi Banded Parisoma Accept request by SAfr Checklist Committee, Redman, and others to restore established name
158 Brown Warbler Sylvia [Parisoma] lugens Brown Parisoma Accept request by SAfr Checklist Committee, Redman, and others to restore established name
177 Kurdistan Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna Kurdish Wheatear Adjectival modifier is preferred
177 Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis Common Rock Thrush Restore English name of  Monticola saxatilis to better established Common Rock Thrush

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.8 (mar 31,2011)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (v2.8) Notes
24 Macaronesian Shearwater Puffinus baroli Barolo Shearwater Follows split of Boyd’s Shearwater
28 Western Great Egret Egretta alba Great Egret Follows removal of Eastern Great Egret, pending revision of species limits in this worldwide complex
73 Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis Curve-winged Sabrewing Follows split of C.pampa; English names follow Ridgway, Sibley & Monroe 1993, AOU 1998
128 Chabert’s Vanga Leptopterus chabert Chabert Vanga Chabert refers not to a person, but to the Malagasy rendition of this species’ call (Gregory comm)
142 Carp’s Black Tit Parus carpi Carp’s Tit Change  to established name in South Africa
143 Groundpecker Parus humilus Ground Tit Conform to major works
161 Clicking Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius intermedius Clicking Shrike-babbler Not a babbler, lower case
168 Parrot-Finch Erythrura spp Parrotfinch IOC guidelines are flexible re spelling of compound “finch” names; best to conform to established use of parrotfinch by Dickinson, BLI, Clements
202 Stripe-headed Brush Finch Arremon torquatus White-browed Brush Finch Follows break up of torquatus species complex

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.7 (DEC 29, 2010)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (v2.7) Notes
55 Violet Lorikeet Vini peruviana Blue Lorikeet Correct to established name (D Pratt comm)
56 Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus Eastern Ground Parrot Follows split of flaviventris (Western Ground Parrot) (Murphy et al 2010)
69 Indian Jungle [Grey] Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus Jungle Nightjar Simpler name aligns with IOC guidelines
80 Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus Guianan Trogon Follows split of ramonianus to avoid misapplication of historical ‘group’ name (SACC 430)
120 Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis textilis Western Grasswren Follows split of modestus, which takes name Thick-billed Grassbird (Black et al 2010)
152 Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa spp Canary-flycatcher Not  “flycatchers”

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.6 (Oct 23, 2010)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (v2.6) Notes
16 Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami Latham’s Francolin Change in accord w consensus view
38 Brown Bush-hen Amaurornis akool Brown Crake Change to widely adopted Brown Crake
40 Kurrichane Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus Common Buttonquail Name used in HBW and by Dickinson 2003 more appropriate for    this widespread species
42 Inland Plover Peltohyas australis Inland Dotterel Change English name of    Peltohyas australis back to “Dotterel” to align    with latest molecular evidence on relationships, ie not in    Charadrius contra Christidis & Boles (2008)
69 Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus Eastern Whip-poor-will Follows AOU with split of    Mexican Whip-poor-will
94 Banded Pitta Hydrornis [Pitta] guajanus Javan Banded Pitta Follows splits of Malayan and Bornean Banded Pittas
110 Pale-faced Antbird Phlegopsis (Skutchia) borbae Pale-faced Bare-eye Follows merge of Skutchia into Phlegopsis; SACC 432
128 Crossley’s Babbler Mystacornis crossleyi Crossley’s Vanga Mystacornis is a terrestrial vanga, not a babbler
131 Yellow-flanked Whistler Hylocitrea bonensis Hylocitrea Current parlance is shifting to use genus as the English    name of this non whistler
125 Malaysian Rail-babbler Eupetes macrocerus Rail-babbler Only one species and the simpler name    conforms to other leading works (HBW, Inskipp).
136 Elepaio Chasiempis sandwichensis Hawaii Elepaio Follows AOU splits of Kauai and Oahu Elepaios
159 Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga spp Wren-babbler Pnoepyga Wren-babblers are not babblers, hence lower case
161 Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius spp Shrike-babbler Shrike-babblers are not babblers, but vireo relatives; hence    lower case.
161 White-browed Shrike-babbler Pteruthius flaviscapis Pied Shrike-babbler Follows splits recommended by Rheindt &    Eaton 2009
161 Chestnut-fronted Shrike-babbler Pteruthius aenobarbus Trilling Shrike-babbler Follows splits recommended by Rheindt & Eaton 2009
163 Dappled Mountain Robin Arcanator orostruthus Dapple-throat Agrees with HBW 12 and removes conflict    with Mountain Robin (Petroica bivittata)
165 Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus Malagasy White-eye Also occurs on Comores, Aldabra (Range Update)
167 Eastern Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis Winter Wren Follow    NACC reversal to simpler traditional name, IOC’s original recommendation
167 Western Winter Wren Troglodytes pacificus Pacific Wren Follow    NACC reversal to simpler new name, IOC’s original recommendation
197 Campo Pipit Anthus chacoensis Pampas Pipit Follows SACC (407)
197 Campo Pipit Anthus chacoensis Pampas Pipit Follows SACC (407)

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.5 (July 4, 2010)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (v2.5) Notes
16 Nahan’s Francolin Ptilopachus    nahani Nahan’s    Partridge Change English name re assignment to    Odontophoridae(Fjeldsa)
68 Cinnamon Frogmouth Rigidipenna    inexpectata Solomons    Frogmouth Guy Dutson et al 2010
70 Enigmatic Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles savesi New Caledonian    Owlet-nightjar Guy Dutson et al 2010
83 Blue-crowned    Motmot Momotus    momota  Amazonian Motmot More    appropriate name for nominate with split of M. momota complex, SACC
83 Highland Motmot Momotus aequatorialis Andean Motmot Conform to SACC
86 Toucan-Barbet Semnornis ramphastinus Toucan Barbet Remove reappearing hyphen
111 Matorral Tapaculo Scytalopus griseicollis Pale-bellied Tapaculo Align  with SACC.
113 Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus Buff-winged Cinclodes English name change required    with split of Bar-winged Cinclodes which is polyphyletic
122 Graceless Honeyeater Meliarchus    sclateri Makira    Honeyeater Guy Dutson et al 2010
130 Black-bellied Cicadabird Coracina holopolia Solomons Cuckooshrike Guy Dutson et al 2010
138 Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica California Scrub Jay Follow’s split of Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay    (NACC  2009-A-02)
153 Bismarck Thicketbird Megalurulus    grosvenori New Britain    Thicketbird Guy Dutson et al 2010
164 Bare-ringed White-eye Zosterops    rennellianus Rennell White-eye Guy Dutson et al 2010
164 Yellow-billed White-eye Zosterops    luteirostris Gizo White-eye Guy Dutson et al 2010
164 Splendid White-eye Zosterops splendidus Ranongga White-eye Guy Dutson et al 2010
164 New Georgia White-eye Zosterops    kulambangrae Solomons White-eye Guy Dutson et al 2010
164 Hermit White-eye Zosterops    murphyi Kolombangara     White-eye Guy Dutson et al 2010
164 Sulphur White-eye Zosterops minutus Small Lifou White-eye Guy Dutson et al 2010
164 Forest White-eye Zosterops inornatus Large Lifou White-eye Guy Dutson et al 2010
167 Winter Wren Troglodytes    troglodytes Eurasian     Wren Follows split of NA Troglodytes spp
169 Vanuatu Starling Aplonis santovestris Mountain Starling Guy Dutson et al 2010
169 Long-billed Rhabdornis Rhabdornis grandis Grand Rhabdornis Kennedy 2000, HBW
181 White-mottled Flowerpecker Dicaeum    tristrami Mottled    Flowerpecker Guy    Dutson et al 2010

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.4 (Mar 2010)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (v2.4)
22 Black Scoter Melanitta nigra Common Scoter Correct English    name to follow BOU and (probably) AOU (Sangster 2009)
22 American Scoter Melanitta americana Black Scoter Correct English name to follow BOU and    (probably) AOU (Sangster 2009)
35 New Guinea Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus weiskei Pygmy Eagle English    name change follows recommendation of Gjershaug et al 2009
39 Gough Gallinule Gallinula comeri Gough Moorhen Correct    English name to established “moorhen” (P.Ryan)
45 New Zealand Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica Subantarctic Snipe Required with splits of C. huegeli and C. iredalei
49 Brown Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboiensis Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove Correct name for amboinensis; Brown Cuckoo-Dove is    used for M. phasianella
103 Caatinga Black Tyrant Knipolegus franciscanus Sao Francisco Black Tyrant Change English Name to    location; is not a species of caatinga habitat (RSR)
103 Patagonian Negrito Lessonia rufa Austral    Negrito Revert to shorter name from Ridgely and    Tudor (1994) BSA II
103 Plain-capped Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola griseus Taczanowski’s Ground Tyrant SACC name change allows retention of    Plain-capped Ground Tyrant for superspecies alpinus + griseus
106 Bamboo Flatbill Ramphotrigon megacephalum Large-headed Flatbill Bamboo Flatbill of    Hilty (2003) is better name, but “Large-headed” prevails.
111 Paramo Tapaculo Scytalopus canus Paramillo Tapaculo Change English name with    split of opacus, which retains Paramo Tapaculo (Krabbe & Cadena 2010)
113 Mas Afuera Rayadito Aphrastura masafuerae Masafuera    Rayadito One word Masafuera is correct
115 Red-eyed Thornbird Phacellodomus ferrugineigula Orange-breasted Thornbird Accept    SACC arguments for name change
115 Inquisivi Spinetail Cranioleuca henricae Bolivian Spinetail SACC name proposed by describer is    easier, if less specific
125 Wattled Crows Callaeidae New Zealand Wattlebirds NZ Checklist Committee, BJ    Gill (Convener) in press
125 Kokako Callaeas cinereus South Island Kokako Required with split of North    Island Kokako
125 Saddleback Philesturnus carunculatus South Island Saddleback Required with split of North    Island Saddleback
127 Tropical    Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus Ethiopian Boubou With    spilt from aethiopicus,    widespread major takes    the existing English name
127 Zanzibar Boubou Laniarius sublacteus East Coast Boubou Follow    current use in Redman et al 2009, HBW
174 Western Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax Forest Robin Follows lumping of four taxa    as subspecies
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonsticta larvata Black-faced Firefinch English name change follows lump    of L. vinacea
196 Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Myrtle Warbler English name change follows    split of Audubon’s Warbler

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.3 (DEC 2009)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (version 2.3)
13 Darwin’s Rhea Rhea pennata Lesser Rhea
14 Blue-knobbed Curassow Crax alberti Blue-billed    Curassow
14 Red-knobbed Curassow Crax blumenbachii Red-billed    Curassow
14 Northern Helmeted Curassow Pauxi pauxi Helmeted    Curassow
14 Southern Helmeted Curassow Pauxi unicornis Horned    Curassow
16 Severtzov’s Grouse Tetrastes sewerzowi Chinese Grouse
21 Speckled Teal Anas flavirostris Yellow-billed Teal
35 Grey-lined Hawk Buteo nitidus Grey Hawk
37 Speckled Crake Coturnicops notatus Speckled Rail
53 Zoe Imperial Pigeon Ducula zoeae Zoe’s Imperial Pigeon
53 Pinon Imperial Pigeon Ducula pinon Pinon’s Imperial Pigeon
53 Bismarck Imperial Pigeon Ducula subflavescens Yellowish Imperial Pigeon
56 Red-crowned Parakeet Cyanoramphus saisseti New Caledonian Parakeet
56 Red-fronted Parakeet Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae Red-crowned Parakeet
58 Reddish-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura frontalis Maroon-bellied Parakeet
60 White-cheeked Amazon Amazona kawalli Kawall’s Amazon
74 Ruby Topaz Chrysolampis mosquitus Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
74 Black-breasted Plovercrest Stephanoxis lalandi Plovercrest
80 Amazonian White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis Green-backed Trogon
80 Western White-tailed Trogon Trogon chionurus White-tailed Trogon
104 d’Orbigny’s Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca oenanthoides D’Orbigny’s Chat-Tyrant
122 Macgregor’s Honeyeater Macgregoria pulchra MacGregor’s Honeyeater
123 Black Myzomela Myzomela nigrita Papuan Black Myzomela
123 Red-headed Black Myzomela Myzomela erythromelas Black-bellied Myzomela
126 Black-and-white Flycatcher Bias musicus Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher
126 Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus African Shrike-flycatcher
169 Stripe-headed Creeper Rhabdornis mystacalis Stripe-headed Rhabdornis
169 Stripe-breasted Creeper Rhabdornis inornatus Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis
169 Long-billed Creeper Rhabdornis grandis Long-billed Rhabdornis
171 Peleng Thrush Zoothera mendeni Red-and-black Thrush
179 Chinese Flycatcher Ficedula elisae Green-backed Flycatcher
184 Jungle Sparrow Passer pyrrhonotus Sind Sparrow
185 Yellow Weaver Ploceus subaureus Eastern Golden Weaver
185 African Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops Holub’s Golden Weaver
185 Tanzania Masked Weaver Ploceus reichardi Tanzanian Masked Weaver
189 Pictorella Munia Heteromunia pectoralis Pictorella Mannikin
190 Cuckoo Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis Cuckoo Finch
198 Greater Antillean Oriole Icterus dominicensis Hispaniolan Oriole

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.2 (Aug 2009)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (version 2.2)
14 Scrubfowl Megapodius reinwardt Orange-footed Scrubfowl
14 Biak Megapode Megapodius geelvinkianus Biak Scrubfowl
14 New Guinea Megapode Megapodius decollatus New Guinea Scrubfowl
23 Cahow Pterodroma cahow Bermuda Petrel
27 Rufous Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus Nankeen Night Heron
32 Forest Fish Eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi Sanford’s Sea Eagle
34 Grey Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus New Britain Sparrowhawk
37 Chestnut Forest Crake Rallina rubra Chestnut Forest Rail
37 White-striped Forest Crake Rallina leucospila White-striped Forest Rail
37 Forbes’s Forest Crake Rallina forbesi Forbes’s Forest Rail
37 Mayr’s Forest Crake Rallina mayri Mayr’s Forest Rail
39 Papuan Flightless Rail Megacrex inepta New Guinea Flightless Rail
49 Spot-breasted Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia mackinlayi MacKinlay’s Cuckoo-Dove
49 Black-billed Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia nigrirostris Bar-tailed Cuckoo-Dove
51 Purple Ground Dove Gallicolumba jobiensis White-breasted Ground Dove
53 Shining Imperial Pigeon Ducula chalconota Rufescent Imperial Pigeon
53 Growling Imperial Pigeon Ducula finschii Finsch’s Imperial Pigeon
53 Floury Imperial Pigeon Ducula pistrinaria Island Imperial Pigeon
54 Rose-breasted Pygmy Parrot Micropsitta bruijnii Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot
54 Citrine Pygmy Parrot Micropsitta meeki Meek’s Pygmy Parrot
54 Emerald Pygmy Parrot Micropsitta finschii Finsch’s Pygmy Parrot
54 Green-fronted Hanging Parrot Loriculus tener Bismarck Hanging Parrot
55 Streaked Lory Chalcopsitta sintillata Yellowish-streaked Lory
55 Shawl-collared Lorikeet Trichoglossus rosenbergii Biak Lorikeet
55 Broad-crested Corella Cacatua ducorpsii Solomons Cockatoo
57 Singing Parrot Geoffroyus heteroclitus Song Parrot
61 Flame-headed Fig Parrot Psittaculirostris desmarestii Large Fig Parrot
61 Scarlet-cheeked Fig Parrot Psittaculirostris edwardsii Edwards’s  Fig Parrot
61 Yellow-cheeked Fig Parrot Psittaculirostris salvadorii Salvadori’s Fig Parrot
62 Pied Coucal Centropus ateralbus White-necked Coucal
62 Violet Coucal Centropus violaceus Violaceous Coucal
68 Jungle Boobook Ninox theomacha Papuan Boobook
68 Spangled Boobook Ninox odiosa New Britain Boobook
68 Barred Boobook Ninox variegata New Ireland Boobook
69 Cloud-forest Nightjar Eurostopodus archboldi Archbold’s Nightjar
81 Galatea Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera galatea Common Paradise Kingfisher
81 Cobalt Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera carolinae Numfor Paradise Kingfisher
81 Fairy Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera nympha Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
81 Russet Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera danae Brown-headed Paradise Kingfisher
82 Chameleon Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx lepidus Variable Dwarf Kingfisher
120 Hill-forest Honeyeater Meliphaga orientalis Mountain Honeyeater
121 Papuan Friarbird Philemon novaeguineae New Guinea Friarbird
121 White-naped Friarbird Philemon albitorques Manus Friarbird
122 Olive-streaked Honeyeater Ptiloprora meekiana Yellowish-streaked Honeyeater
122 Sooty Honeyeater Melidectes fuscus Sooty Melidectes
122 Gilliard’s Honeyeater Melidectes whitemanensis Gilliard’s Melidectes
122 Short-bearded Honeyeater Melidectes nouhuysi Short-bearded Melidectes
122 Long-bearded Honeyeater Melidectes princeps Long-bearded Melidectes
122 Cinnamon-browed Honeyeater Melidectes ochromelas Cinnamon-browed Melidectes
122 White-capped Honeyeater Melidectes leucostephes Vogelkop Melidectes
122 Yellow-browed Honeyeater Melidectes rufocrissalis Yellow-browed Melidectes
122 Huon Honeyeater Melidectes foersteri Huon Melidectes
122 Belford’s Honeyeater Melidectes belfordi Belford’s Melidectes
122 Ornate Honeyeater Melidectes torquatus Ornate Melidectes
122 Bare-eyed Honeyeater Melipotes gymnops Arfak Honeyeater
123 Midget Myzomela Myzomela adolphinae Mountain Myzomela
123 Scarlet-bibbed Myzomela Myzomela sclateri Sclater’s Myzomela
123 Splendid Myzomela Myzomela erythromelas Red-headed Black Myzomela
123 Ebony Myzomela Myzomela pammelaena Bismarck Black Myzomela
123 Crimson-fronted Myzomela Myzomela pulchella New Ireland Myzomela
124 Rusty Mouse Warbler Crateroscelis murina Rusty Mouse-warbler
124 Bicolored Mouse Warbler Crateroscelis nigrorufa Bicolored Mouse-warbler
124 Mountain Mouse Warbler Crateroscelis robusta Mountain Mouse-warbler
124 Papuan Thornbill Acanthiza murina New Guinea Thornbill
124 Treefern Gerygone Gerygone ruficollis Brown-breasted Gerygone
125 Lemon-breasted Berrypecker Melanocharis longicauda Mid-mountain Berrypecker
125 Green-crowned Longbill Toxorhamphus novaeguineae Yellow-bellied Longbill
125 Plumed Longbill Oedistoma iliolophus Dwarf Longbill
125 Dimorphic Jewel-babbler Ptilorrhoa geislorum Brown-headed Jewel-babbler
128 Clicking Shieldbill Peltops blainvillii Lowland Peltops
128 Tinkling Shieldbill Peltops montanus Mountain Peltops
129 Black-tipped Cicadabird Coracina schisticeps Grey-headed Cuckooshrike
130 St. Matthias Triller Lalage conjuncta Mussau Triller
134 Ribbon-tailed Drongo Dicrurus megarhynchus Paradise Drongo
135 White-winged Fantail Rhipidura cockerelli Cockerell’s Fantail
137 Rufous-collared Monarch Arses insularis Ochre-collared Monarch
137 Magpielark Grallina cyanoleuca Magpie-lark
137 Torrentlark Grallina bruijni Torrent-lark
139 Larger-spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga multipunctata Large-spotted Nutcracker
140 Ifrit Ifrita kowaldi Blue-capped Ifrita
140 Carola’s Parotia Parotia carolae Queen Carola’s Parotia
141 Cloud-forest Robin Petroica bivittata Mountain Robin
141 Olive-yellow Robin Poecilodryas placens Banded Yellow Robin
141 Yellow-bellied Robin Microeca (not Eopsaltria) flaviventris Yellow-bellied Flyrobin
157 Tit-Hylia Pholidornis rushiae Tit Hylia
163 Dappled Mountain-robin Aracanator orostruthus Dappled Mountain Robin
163 Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps White-breasted Parrotbill
163 Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis atrosuperciliaris Pale-billed Parrotbill
164 Islet White-eye Zosterops griseotinctus Louisiade White-eye
176 Canary Islands Bush Chat Saxicola dacotiae Canary Islands Stonechat
189 Streak-headed Munia Lonchura tristissima Streak-headed Mannikin
189 White-spotted Munia Lonchura leucosticta White-spotted Mannikin
189 Great-billed Munia Lonchura grandis Great-billed Mannikin
189 Grey-banded Munia Lonchura vana Grey-banded Mannikin
189 Grey-headed Munia Lonchura caniceps Grey-headed Mannikin
189 Grey-crowned Munia Lonchura nevermanni Grey-crowned Mannikin
189 Hooded Munia Lonchura spectabilis Hooded Mannikin
189 Yellow-rumped Munia Lonchura flaviprymna Yellow-rumped Mannikin
189 Chestnut-breasted Munia Lonchura castaneothorax Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
189 Black Munia Lonchura stygia Black Mannikin
189 Black-breasted Munia Lonchura teerinki Black-breasted Mannikin
189 Eastern Alpine Munia Lonchura monticola Eastern Alpine Mannikin
189 Western Alpine Munia Lonchura montana Western Alpine Mannikin
189 Sooty Munia Lonchura melaena Buff-bellied Mannikin
189 Mottled Munia Lonchura hunsteinii Hunstein’s Mannikin
189 New Ireland Munia Lonchura forbesi Forbes’s Mannikin
208 Red-rumped Warbling Finch Poospiza lateralis Buff-throated Warbling Finch
210 Warbler Finch Certhidea olivacea Green Warbler-Finch

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.1 (May 2009)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (v2.1)
18 Scaly-breasted Partridge Arborophila charltonii Chestnut-necklaced Partridge
23 Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora Southern Royal Albatross
23 Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
24 Pediunker Procellaria cinerea Grey Petrel
28 Yellow-billed Egret Egretta intermedia Intermediate Egret
29 Pelagic Shag Phalacrocorax pelagicus Pelagic Cormorant
29 Red-faced Shag Phalacrocorax urile Red-faced Cormorant
29 Red-legged Shag Phalacrocorax gaimardi Red-legged Cormorant
58 Jamaican Parakeet Aratinga nana Olive-throated Parakeet
70 Spangled Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles tatei Starry Owlet-nightjar
72 Ashy-tailed Swift Chaetura meridionalis Sick’s Swift
149 Fairy Warbler Stenostira scita Fairy Flycatcher
153 Vanuatu Thicketbird Megalurulus whitneyi Melanesian Thicketbird
153 Melanesian Thicketbird Megalurulus llaneae Bougainville Thicketbird
161 Nilgiri Laughingthrush Garrulax cachinnans Black-chinned Laughingthrush
162 Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula Bar-throated Minla
165 Madeiracrest Regulus madeirae Madeira Firecrest
165 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Common Firecrest
175 Cameroon Mountain Robin Cossypha isabellae Mountain Robin-Chat

ENGLISH NAME UPDATES –  IOC Version 2.0    (January 2009)

Seq Previous IOC Lists Scientific Name IOC List (v2.0)
40 Black-rumped Buttonquail Turnix hottentatus Hottentot Buttonquail
57 Mindanao Racquet-tail Prioniturus waterstradti Mindanao Racket-tail
79 Blue-tailed Trogon Apalharpactes reinwartii Javan Trogon
84 Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus Northern Red-billed Hornbill
91 Piaui Woodpecker Celeus obrieni Kaempfer’s Woodpecker
113 Band-tailed Eremobius Ochetorhynchus (Upucerthia)    phoenicurus Band-tailed Earthcreeper
116 Guttulated Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla guttulata Guttulate Foliage-gleaner
119 Macgregor’s Bowerbird Amblyornis macgregoriae MacGregor’s Bowerbird
122 Macgregor’s Lappetface Macgregoria pulchra Macgregor’s Honeyeater
125 Velvet Satinbird Cnemophilus loriae Loria’s Satinbird
125 Antenna Satinbird Cnemophilus macgregorii Crested Satinbird
125 Silken Satinbird Loboparadisea sericea Yellow-breasted Satinbird
137 Kulambangra Monarch Monarcha browni Kolombangara Monarch
141 White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus White-necked Rockfowl
141 Grey-necked Picathartes Picathartes oreas Grey-necked Rockfowl
145 Clapper Lark Mirafra apiata Cape Clapper Lark
151 Grey-olive Bulbul Phyllastrephus cerviniventris Grey-olive Greenbul
151 Pale-olive Bulbul Phyllastrephus fulviventris Pale-olive Greenbul
157 Omei Warbler Seicercus omeiensis Martens’s Warbler
157 Burnt-neck Eremomela Eremomela usticollis Burnt-necked Eremomela
164 Cape White-eye Zosterops pallidus Orange River White-eye
175 Bocage’s Robin Sheppardia bocagei Bocage’s Akalat
198 Para Oropendola Psarocolius bifasciatus Olive Oropendola
209 Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater Sporophila torqueola White-collared Seedeater
Update    1.5 White-tipped Imperial Pigeon Ducula luctuosa Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon
Update    1.5 Mattoral Tapaculo Scytalopus griseicollis Matorral Tapaculo

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