The latest update from the I.O.C. [8.2] just came out yesterday. Thankfully, they are only doing two a year now, not four. So, while I dig in and rearrange and update this site, here are a couple of articles about the latest changes that might interest you.
If you are new to this blog, several times a year, the birding authorities accept and reject proposals for splits, lumps and new species. Some are accepted and many are rejected for now. These articles help explain that procedure better than I can. So, look them over. They reveal the hows and whys of the latest changes.
This first one shows the changes very well and may save me doing the same.
BirdWatching magazine has this article:
This next article by David Sibley is really good and helps us understand these changes from a personal level:
Latest update online here is the IOC 8.1. Stay tuned, I’m on it!
“My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:” (Proverbs 24:21 KJV)