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Differences in main entries from June 2005 version

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:11 -- abc_admin

This lists the differences in the main entry lines between the new version (November 2006) and the version which was placed onto the African Bird Club website in June 2005. In all cases necessary changes to the subsequent lines have been made.

Diomedeidae -- Albatrosses
Diomedea melanophrys becomes Thalassarche melanophrys
Diomedea cauta becomes Thalassarche cauta
Diomedea chrysostoma becomes Thalassarche chrysostoma
Diomedea chlororhynchos becomes Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Diomedea bulleri becomes Thalassarche bulleri
Diomedea immutabilis becomes Phoebastria immutabilis

Procellariidae -- Shearwaters, Petrels
Pterodroma brevirostris becomes Aphodroma brevirostris and moves to start of Pterodroma

Sulidae -- Gannets, Boobies
Sula bassana becomes Morus bassanus
Sula capensis becomes Morus capensis
Sula serrator becomes Morus serrator

Threskiornithidae -- Ibises
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis becomes Hadada Ibis

Anatidae -- Ducks, Geese, Swans
Anas smithii Cape Shoveler Canard du Cap becomes Canard de Smith

Accipitridae -- Eagles, Hawks
Aquila verreauxii Verreaux's Eagle becomes Verreauxs’ Eagle

Phasianidae -- Gamebirds
[Pavo cristatus Common Peacock Paon bleu] is added in square brackets
Francolinus pondericanus Grey Francolin ?? is added

Otididae -- Bustards
Eupodotis ruficrista becomes Lophotis ruficrista
Eupodotis savilei becomes Lophotis savilei
Eupodotis gindiana becomes Lophotis gindiana
Eupodotis afra becomes Afrotis afra
Eupodotis afraoides becomes Afrotis afraoides
Eupodotis melanogaster becomes Lissotis melanogaster
Eupodotis hartlaubii becomes Lissotis hartlaubii

Scolopacidae -- Waders
Tringa solitaria becomes a definite record not in square brackets

Laridae -- Gulls
Larus sabini becomes Xema sabini and moves to end of Larus

Columbidae -- Pigeons, Doves
[Geopelia striata Barred Ground Dove ??] is added in square brackets
Turtur afer Blue-spotted Wood Dove Tourtelette amethystine becomes Tourtelette améthystine
Columba livia Rock Dove; Feral Pigeon; Rock Pigeon becomes Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon

Strigidae -- Owls
Otus icterorhynchus, Otus ireneae, Otus brucei, Otus hartlaubi, Otus pembaensis, Ptilopsis leucotis become Petit-duc …. (not Petit-Duc ….)
Bubo ascalaphus, Bubo capensis, Bubo africanus, Bubo poensis, Bubo shelleyi, Bubo lacteus, Bubo leucostictus become Grand-duc … (not Grand-Duc…)
Ketupa zeylonensis Brown Fish Owl ?? is added

Caprimulgidae -- Nightjars
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii Rwenzori Nightjar becomes Ruwenzori Nightjar

Apodidae -- Swifts
Apus pallidus Pallid Swift Martinet pale becomes Martinet pâle

Alcedinidae -- Kingfishers
Alcedo nais Principé Kingfisher Martin-pêcheur de Principé becomes Príncipe Kingfisher Martin-pêcheur de Príncipe

Bucerotidae -- Hornbills
Tockus albocristatus becomes Tropicanus albocristatus

Picidae -- Woodpeckers
Dendropicos lugubris Melancholy Woodpecker Pic àraies noires becomes Pic à raies noires

Alaudidae -- Larks
Mirafra alopex Abyssinian Lark Alouette abyssinienne is added
Certhilauda brevirostris Algulhas Long-billed Lark becomes Agulhas Long-billed Lark
Certhilauda barlowi Barlow's Lark Alouette de Barlow is split from C. erythrochlamys
Calandrella erlangeri Erlanger's Lark Alouette d'Erlanger is split from C. blanfordi

Hirundinidae -- Swallows, Martins
Hirundo semirufa becomes Cecropis semirufa
Hirundo senegalensis becomes Cecropis senegalensis
Hirundo abyssinica becomes Cecropis abyssinica
Hirundo cucullata becomes Cecropis cucullata
Hirundo daurica becomes Cecropis daurica
Hirundo fuliginosa becomes Petrochelidon fuliginosa
Hirundo preussi becomes Petrochelidon preussi
Hirundo rufigula becomes Petrochelidon rufigula
Hirundo spilodera becomes Petrochelidon spilodera
Hirundo perdita becomes Petrochelidon perdita
Hirundo fuligula becomes Ptyonoprogne fuligula
Hirundo rupestris becomes Ptonoprogne rupestris

Motacillidae -- Pipits, Wagtails
Anthus latistriatus Jackson's Pipit Pipit à raies larges is split from A. cinnamomeus

Pycnonotidae -- Bulbuls
Bleda canicapilla becomes Bleda canicapillus
Bleda notatus Lesser Bristlebill Bulbul jaunelore is split from B. eximius
Pycnonotus jocosus Red-whiskered Bulbul ?? is added

Turdidae -- Thrushes
(Sheppardia aurantiithorax Rubeha Akalat ??) becomes Rougegorge de Tanzanie)
Neocossyphus fraseri becomes Stizorhina fraseri
Neocossyphus finschii becomes Stizorhina finschi
Psophocichla litsitsirupa Groundscraper Thrush Merle litsipsirupa becomes Merle litsitsirupa

Sylviidae -- Warblers
Nesillas longicaudata is moved to between N. typica and N. brevicaudata
Phylloscopus canariensis Canary Islands Chiffchaff Pouillot de Canaries is added
Orthotomus moreaui becomes Artisornis moreaui
Orthotomus metopias becomes Artisornis metopias
Cryptosylvicola randriansoloi becomes Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi
Neomixis flavoviridis becomes Hartertula flavoviridis

Regulidae now raised as a family from Sylviidae
Regulus teneriffae (races teneriffae and ellenthaleri) subsumed into Regulus regulus

Cisticolidae -- Warblers
Cisticola dorsti becomes Cisticola guinea
Apalis ruwenzorii Rwenzori Apalis becomes Ruwenzori Apalis
Prinia hypoxantha Drakensberg Prinia Prinia à poitrine cannelle split from P. maculosa
Prinia leucopogon becomes Schistolais leucopogon
Prinia leontica becomes Schistolais leontica

Muscicapidae -- Flycatchers
Melaenornis annamarulae Nimba Flycatcher Gobemouche du Libérie becomes Gobemouche du Libéria

Platysteiridae -- Flycatchers
Platysteira laticincta Banded Wattle-eye Pririt de Bamenda split from P. peltata

Incertae sedis near Timaliidae -- Babblers
Chaetops aurantius Drakensberg Rockjumper Chétopse doré is split from C. frenatus
Arcanator orostruthus becomes Modulatrix orostruthus

Nectariniidae -- Sunbirds
Anabathmis hartlaubii Principé Sunbird becomes Príncipe Sunbird
Nectarinia reichenowi becomes Drepanorhynchus reichenowi

Zosteropidae -- White-eyes
Zosterops ficedulinus Principé White-eye becomes Príncipe White-eye
Zosterops poliogaster becomes Zosterops poliogastrus
Zosterops mouroniensis Mount Karthala White-eye becomes Karthala White-eye
Speirops leucophaeus Principé Speirops Zostérops de Principé becomes Speirops leucophoeus Príncipe Speirops Zostérops de Príncipe (note that the spelling of scientific, English and French names all changed)

Laniidae -- Shrikes
Lanius souzae Sousa's Shrike becomes Souza's Shrike

Malaconotidae -- Bush Shrikes
Laniarius leucorhynchus Sooty Boubou becomes Lowland Sooty Boubou
Laniarius fuelleborni Fulleborn's Boubou Gonolek de Fulleborn becomes Fülleborn's Boubou Gonolek de Fülleborn

Vireonidae - Vireos
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed Vireo Viréo aux yeux rouges is added

Sturnidae -- Starlings
Lamprotornis cupreocauda Copper-tailed Glossy Starling becomes Copper-tailed Starling
Lamprotornis purpureiceps Purple-headed Glossy Starling becomes Purple-headed Starling
Lamprotornis purpureus Purple Glossy Starling becomes Purple Starling
Lamprotornis nitens Cape Glossy Starling becomes Cape Starling
Lamprotornis chalcurus Bronze-tailed Glossy Starling becomes Bronze-tailed Starling
Lamprotornis corruscus Black-bellied Glossy Starling becomes Black-bellied Starling
Lamprotornis ornatus Principé Glossy Starling Choucador de Principé becomes Príncipe Starling Choucador de Príncipe
Lamprotornis splendidus Splendid Glossy Starling becomes Splendid Starling
Lamprotornis purpuropterus Ruppell's Glossy Starling becomes Ruppell's Starling
Lamprotornis mevesii Meves's Long-tailed Glossy Starling becomes Meves's Long-tailed Starling
Pholia femoralis becomes Cinnyricinclus femoralis

Passeridae -- Sparrows
Carpospiza brachydactyla is now placed in Passeridae not Fringillidae

Ploceidae -- Weavers
Histurgops ruficaudus becomes Histurgops ruficauda
Ploceus princeps Príncipe Golden Weaver Tisserin de Principé becomes Príncipe Golden Weaver Tisserin de Príncipe
Pachyphantes superciliosus becomes Ploceus superciliosus
Euplectes macroura becomes Euplectes macrourus

Estrildidae -- Waxbills
Nigrita luteifrons Pale-fronted Negrofinch becomes Pale-fronted Nigrita
Nigrita canicapillus Grey-crowned Negrofinch becomes Nigrita canicapilla Grey-crowned Nigrita
Nigrita bicolor Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch becomes Chestnut-breasted Nigrita
Nigrita fusconotus White-breasted Negrofinch becomes Nigrita fusconota White-breasted Nigrita
Coccopygia melanotis becomes Estrilda melanotis
Coccopygia quartinia becomes Estrilda quartinia
Granatina ianthinogaster becomes Uraeginthus ianthinogaster
Granatina granatina becomes Uraeginthus granatinus
Lagonosticta landanae Landana Firefinch Amarante de Landana is added
Ortypgospiza fuscocrissa is subsumed into Ortygospiza atricollis
Paludipasser locustella becomes Ortygospiza locustella
Sporaeginthus subflavus becomes Amandava subflava
Odontospiza griseicapilla becomes Lonchura griseicapilla
Spermestes cucullatus becomes Lonchura cucullata
Spermestes bicolor becomes Lonchura bicolor
Spermestes fringilloides becomes Lonchura fringilloides
Euodice cantans becomes Lonchura cantans

Fringillidae -- Finches
Serinus rufobrunneus Principé Seedeater becomes Príncipe Seedeater
Serinus flavivertex Yellow-crowned Canary Serin à calotte jaune is subsumed into Serinus canicollis
Alario alario becomes Serinus alario
Alario leucolaemus Damara Canary Serin alario du Nord is subsumed into Serinus alario
Carpospiza brachydactyla Pale Rockfinch Moineau pâle is moved to Passeridae
Bucanetes githaginea becomes Bucanetes githagineus

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