“So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” (Genesis 1:21-22 NKJV)
Just realized the new I.O.C. 9.2 Update was released a few days ago. Glad they changed to only two updates a year, but that means more birds to UPDATE. [Updates are of new species and proposed splits, taxonomic revisions, and changes of names.]
Here are the new counts for this update:
- 10,758 extant species and 158 extinct species of birds of the world (Version 9.2), with subspecies (20,034)
- Classification of 40 Orders, 250 Families), 2320 Genera
Last update, 9.1, was: [Beginning of 2019]
- 10,738 extant species and 158 extinct species of birds of the world (Version 9.1), with subspecies (20,046)
- Classification of 40 Orders, 245 Families (plus 1 Incertae sedis), 2313 Genera (World Bird Names)
I can see that I have some work ahead of me. Notice there are 20 new species [10,758 vs 10,738]. Also, there are five new Families – Wow! [250 vs 245] That is going to take making new pages, etc. to update this site. They also increased the genera by 7.
Here are the new Families Pages: [This is required new pages and shuffling of birds from other families to these new ones.]
Cinclosomatidae – Jewel-babblers, Quail-thrushes
Calyptomenidae – African and Green Broadbills
More updates will be posted as soon as possible.