IOC Version 9.2- Indexes Up To Date – Part IV

Blue-naped Mousebird (Urocolius macrourus) at Cincinnati Zoo) by Lee

Blue-naped Mousebird (Urocolius macrourus) at Cincinnati Zoo) by Lee

Thanks for patience as the Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures blog is being updated to the new I.O.C. Version 9.2. Along with cataract eye surgery this week, brain freeze [Couldn’t get my Excel to build my links. Oh, no! Could it be old age?], and a holiday, I think most of it is finished.

“But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability. For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.” (2 Corinthians 8:11-12 NASB)

These links are all working:

I am still updating these new Family pages. They added six new families, but one of them was the old Incertae Sedis Family (now Hyliidae-Hylias). It was a holding place for birds they didn’t know where to place. With all the DNA testing going on, they keep finding surprises. In the future, they will most like shuffle some more families and species around.

Green Hylia (Hylia prasina) ©Flickr Nic Borrows

New Families Added with Version 9.2
Calyptomenidae – African and Green Broadbills (9.2)
Cinclosomatidae – Jewel-babblers, Quail-thrushes (9.2)
Falcunculidae – Shriketit (9.2)
Hyliidae – Hylias, Pholidornis (9.2)
Coliidae – Mousebirds (9.2)
Philepittidae – Asities (9.2)

An interesting link from Birdwatching Daily about this new update.
North American Bird Checklist 2019

Order Pages are Updated

Good News

I.O.C. 9.2 Update A Few Days Ago

Chestnut Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castanotum) ©Flickr David Cook

“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.]

Spotted Jewel-babbler (Ptilorrhoa leucosticta) ©Flickr Ross Tsai

Cinclosomatidae – Jewel-babblers, Quail-thrushes

Crested Shriketit (Falcunculus frontatus) by Ian

Falcunculidae – Shriketit

Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis) by Lee at ZM

Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis) by Lee at ZM

Calyptomenidae – African and Green Broadbills

Tit Hylia (Pholidornis rushiae ussheri) ©WikiC

Hyliidae – Hylia, Pholidornis

Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity (Neodrepanis hypoxantha) ©Flickr

Philepittidae – Asities

More updates will be posted as soon as possible.