“For I am the LORD, I change not;…” (Malachi 3:6 KJV)
The I.O.C. released their latest version, and I have started updated the blog to reflect those changes. It takes time, but I have the “Last, First” name’s lists up and running. In the I. O. C. 6.1 Updated post, I mentioned that I would catch on the next version. It is the hardest one to get ready, so, I decided to do it first.
As the name implies, the birds are listed as “Sparrow, House” or “Duck, Wood”. These lists are especially handy when trying to find birds that have the same last name, but are not in the same bird family. An example would be Antpitta. Almost all of them are in the Grallariidae family, yet two of them are over in the Gnateater-Conopophagidae family. The Streak-chested is in with most of the Antpittas in the Grallarridae and this Black-crowned and the Rufous-crowned Antpitta are down in the next family of Gnateaters.
That is just one example. There are many other uses for the links. Lord willing, I plan on having the normal “First Name-Last Name” list up later this evening. Then I will make the actual species updates.
The IOC World Bird List 6.2 contains 10,637 extant species (and 154 extinct species) classified in 40 Orders, 239 Families (plus 2 Incertae Sedis) and 2289 Genera and 20,601 Subspecies. They added 22 new species, changed the names of 8 species and made 4 taxonomy changes. Those will be updated as soon as the indexes are changed. Stay Tuned!
Links to the Indexes: