“And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field;” (Genesis 2:20a KJV)
Since I.O.C. Version 6.2 Has Come Out, the rest of the changes are all now complete. I finished all the “First Name-Last Name” indexes. Now you can find your bird by either part of its name. Since the English alphabet has 26 letters, that is 51 pages that had to be changed. There aren’t any birds, whose last name begins with “Z.” There are also 9 other Index pages to change. Then the Family page for the individual bird has to be updated. And, I am just a website. Those that do the actual work at I.O.C. are to be commended for the weeks of work that they do.
From the top of the main indexes:
These pages contain Lee’s Birds of the World, based on 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 20,490 Subspecies. All the ORDERs and the Families are listed. Please enjoy looking around at the references to the numerous birds that the Lord has created.
(All the Indexes are now up to date and it makes it easier to find them with theTaxonomic List of the Birds. (The use of your “Search” or “Find” on your browser is very useful on long lists. “Control + F” is the shortcut for Find. I use it quite frequently.)
So, what did they do this time? They added 22 new species, changed the names of 9 birds, changed 4 genus names and the hardest to update was the Woodpecker-Picidae family. (Never thought I would get that one straight.)
The new Species added are many times subspecies moving up to full genus status. The family with the most new additions is the Bowerbirds – Ptilonorhynchidae family. There were 3 Catbirds; the White-eared, Green, and Spotted Catbirds. Now, there are 10 Catbirds.
Ochre-breasted Catbird (Ailuroedus stonii) – NEW
White-eared Catbird (Ailuroedus buccoides) NA
Tan-capped Catbird (Ailuroedus geislerorum) – NEW
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) NA
Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus maculosus) – NEW
Huon Catbird (Ailuroedus astigmaticus) – NEW
Black-capped Catbird (Ailuroedus melanocephalus)
Northern Catbird (Ailuroedus jobiensis) – NEW
Arfak Catbird (Ailuroedus arfakianus) – NEW
Black-eared Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis) – this was a name change. It was the Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis)
The Pigeons, Doves – Columbidae Family also had 8 new additions added. Before doing that, they changed the names of four more birds.
Amboyna Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis) – was Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove
Sultan’s Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia doreya) – NEW
Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia emiliana) NA
Enggano Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia cinnamomea) – NEW
Barusan Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia modiglianii) – NEW
Timor Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia magna) – was Bar-necked Cuckoo-Dove
Tanimbar Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia timorlaoensis) – NEW
Flores Sea Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia macassariensis) – NEW
Philippine Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia tenuirostris) NA
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia phasianella) NA
White-faced Cuckoo-Dove (Turacoena manadensis) – was the White-faced Dove
Sula Cuckoo-Dove (Turacoena sulaensis) – NEW
Black Cuckoo-Dove (Turacoena modesta) – was the Black Dove
They also added:
Sula Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus mangoliensis) – NEW
Kosrae Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus hernsheimi) – NEW
As for the Woodpecker family, it was a change of genus names and resuffling that was mostly involved. More on those later. I still want to double check that they are right on the page.
There were other changes, but enough for now. Those are the biggest changes. For once there were not deletions.
For those who are photographers, these changes can affect how the bird names are filed and given. Which means, names of photos have to be updated also. No one in the bird hobby or profession has ever “arrived.” There is always something to do, after the “shoot”.
- Birds of the World
- Bowerbirds – Ptilonorhynchidae
- Pigeons, Doves – Columbidae
- Woodpeckers – Picidae
- Orders – Alphabetical
- Families – Alphabetical (Scientific)
- Families – Alphabetical (English)
- Families – Taxonomic (Scientific – English)
- Families – Taxonomic (English – Scientific)
- First Name of Bird – 6.2
- Last Name of Bird – 6.2