IOC Version 9.2 (June 22, 2019) Name Changes
The nice thing about these name changes is that the Scientific Name normally stays with the bird. Many countries refer to birds by various names, but the scientific name helps everyone know which avian wonder is being referred to.
PREVIOUS IOC LISTS – SCIENTIFIC NAME – New Name IOC LIST V9.2
Short-tailed Frogmouth – Batrachostomus poliolophus – Sumatran Frogmouth
Napo Stipple-throated Antwren – Epinecrophylla haematonota – Stipple-throated Antwren
Madeira Stipple-throated Antwren – Epinecrophylla amazonica – Rio Madeira Antwren
Wynaad Laughingthrush – Pterorhinus delesserti – Wayanad Laughingthrush
Grey Jay – Perisoreus canadensis – Canada Jay
Biak [Little] Shrikethrush – Pachycephala [Colluricincla] melanorhyncha – Biak Whistler
Little Shrikethrush – Colluricincla megarhyncha – Arafura Shrikethrush
Hill Blue Flycatcher – Cyornis banyumas – Javan Blue Flycatcher
Rufous-naped Wren – Campylorhynchus rufinucha – Veracruz Wren
These were the name changes that I have found so far with this update. For those of us who have photos, it also required changing names of photos on the hard drive.
But names have been changing for years:
“Now among them from the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. Then the commander of the officials assigned new names to them; and to Daniel he assigned the name Belteshazzar, to Hananiah Shadrach, to Mishael Meshach and to Azariah Abed-nego.” (Daniel 1:6-7 NASB)
Now for the rest of the updates. Stay Tuned!