“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:16-17 KJV)
I finally finished updating the Birds of the World pages to reflect the newest version, 8.2. of the IOC’s bird list. The family pages and the indexes have been modified. Since the photos on the site were hacked last year, the family pages were changed. Now the photos are at the bottom of the pages instead of with each name.
With this version, I added the Genera in with Green. Many of the new changes are in red and a few in blue. The red are spelling or Genera changes. Blue seems to represent reshuffled positions within a family. [I think – this is from their Excel spreadsheet]
Two families were moved into the Vangidae – Vanga and Allies family.
Here is the over update:
The IOC World Bird List 8.2 contains 10,711 extant species (and 158 extinct species) classified in 40 Orders, 246 Families (plus 1 Incertae Sedis) and 2,313 Genera. The list also includes 20,055 subspecies, their ranges and authors.
TAXONOMY: 18 incl revisions of Campephagidae, Phylloscopidae and Locustellidae, and expansion of Vangidae to include helmetshrikes, woodshrikes, and shrike-flycatchers
The three articles listed in the Time For Another Update From The I.O.C. explain the changes and saves me rewriting the same information.
The Indexes, Alphabetical Pages and Family Pages are all current here on the site: