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New in Avionary 4.2 (November 2021)

Geography:
The Avionarctic Region now essentially coincides with the Holarctic fauna region. Only the extreme South-West (North Mexico and the bordering region of SW USA) and the extreme South-East (Mid and South China, South Japan) are not (yet) covered.

Basis:
The 11.2 version of the IOC World Bird List of July 2021 (www.wordlbirdnames.org) is the basis for the Avionary 4.2 taxonomy.

New language:
Georgian / ქართული (Kartuli), language codes ka – kat, bringing the total to 51 languages. Moreover, bird names in Lule Sami (smj) and South Sami (sma) are available on the corresponding SAMI species list.

More language information:

Basic information of each language is directly linked to the language codes in the search results. More detailed information in “The Languages”.

Extension and update in several languages:

Apart from addition of bird names from the added regions, major extensions and/or revisions have been made for Turkish (tr), Frisian (fy) – which both now have a complete coverage – Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), German (de), Italian (it), Portuguese (pt) and Serbian (sr). Minor extensions and updates in most other languages.

Added family information:

Bird families can now be searched in 7 more languages: Estonian, Finnish, Frisian, Georgian, Icelandic, Norwegian and Russian, in addition to Latin, English, German, French, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Welsh, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Polish and Esperanto. No selection between species and families is needed when searching: a family will appear when using the appropriate form (usually a plural form, -idae in scientific names). A selected family will show the corresponding order (on ‑iformes in scientific names).

More synonyms:

The number of synonyms (alternative names) for the various languages has been extended.

About 380 additional species and new species splits, as follows:

Added splits (15): Buteo cirtensis, Alaudala heinei, Phylloscopus viridanus, Prinia lepida, Curruca halimodendri, C. blythi, Troglodytes juniperi, T. kabylorum, Oenanthe warriae, Prunella mabbotti, P. obscura, Fringilla spodiogenys, F. moreletti, F. maderensis, F. canariensis.

Removed subspecies (3): Larus glaucoides kumlieni, Aegolius funereus richardsoni, Setophaga petechia erithachorides,

Added species from Eastern Palearctic/Oriental (145): Arborophila torqueola, Ithaginis cruentus, Tragopan melanocephalus, Tetraophasis obscurus, T. szechenyii, Tetrastes sewerzowi, Perdix hodgsoniae, Syrmaticus soemmerringii, Crossoptilon crossoptilon, C. mantchuricum, C. auritum, Lophura leucomelanos, Alectoris magna, Caprimulgus affinis, Apus leuconyx, Sypheotides indicus, Centropus sinensis, Taccocua leschenaultia, Hierococcyx sparverioides, Pterocles indicus, Columba hodgsonii, Treron phoenicopterus, T. sieboldii, Zapornia akool, Rallina eurizonoides, Vanellus malabaricus, Cursorius coromandelicus, Chroicocephalus saundersi, Sterna acuticauda, Threskiornis melanocephalus, Pseudibis papillosa, Platalea minor, Spilornis cheela, Ictinaetus malaiensis, Buteo refectus, Tyto javanica (split), T. longimembris, Ninox japonica, Glaucidium cuculoides, Otus spilocephalus, Bubo bengalensis, B. coromandus, Strix leptogrammica, Strix nivicolum, Merops philippinus, Psilopogon virens, P. asiaticus, P.  haemacephalus, Indicator xanthonotus, Leiopicus mahrattensis, Dryobates cathpharius, Dryocopus javensis, Picus awokera, Dinopium benghalense, Psittacula cyanocephala, Tephrodornis pondicerianus, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus, Lalage melaschistos, Dicrurus hottentottus, Rhipidura albicollis, R. albogularis, R. aureola, Terpsiphone atrocaudata, Perisoreus internigrans, Urocissa flavirostris, U. erythroryncha, Dendrocitta vagabunda, Pica bottanensis (split), P. serica (split), Nucifraga multipunctata, Corvus torquatus, Culicicapa ceylonensis, Cephalopyrus flammiceps, Pardaliparus venustulus, Lophophanes dichrous, Sittiparus varius, Poecile superciliosus, Pseudopodoces humilis, Parus minor (split), P. monticolus, Eremopterix griseus, Mirafra erythroptera, Hypsipetes amaurotis, Pycnonotus sinensis, Horornis diphone, H. borealis, H. (borealis) canturians, H. fortipes, Aegithalos glaucogularis, A. iredalei (split), A. concinnus, A. niveogularis, Phylloscopus yunnanensis, P. forresti, P. kansuensis, P. affinis, P. occisinensis, P. fuligiventer, P. subaffinis, P. borealoides, P. xanthodryas, P. reguloides, P. claudiae, P. xanthoschistos, Prinia buchanani, P. hodgsoni, P. flavivenris, P. socialis, Orthotomus sutorius, Laticilla burnesii, Argya striata, A. earlei, Pterorhinus albogularis, Sitta leucopsis, Certhia hodgsoni, Acridotheres fuscus, Turdus mupinensis, T. boulboul, T. cardis, G. feae, T. chrysolaus, T. maximus, T. kessleri, Copsychus saularis, Niltava sundara, Larvivora akahige, Luscinia phaenicuroides, Calliope pectardens, C. obscura, Tarsiger rufilatus, T. chrysaeus, Ficedula tricolor, Phoenicurus alaschanicus, P. hodgsoni, P. schisticeps, Monticola rufiventris, Saxicola leucurus, S. ferreus, Oenanthe fusca, Urocynchramus pylzowi, Mycerobas melanozanthos, Carpodacus vinaceus, C. dubius, Emberiza lathami, E. personata (split),

Added species from Nearctic (155): Anas fulvigula, Oreortyx pictus, Callipepla squamata, C. gambelii, Centrocercus urophasianus, Dendragapus fuliginosus, Tympanuchus cupido, T. pallidicinctus, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii, Chaetura vauxi, Aeronautes saxatalis, Archilochus alexandri, Calypte anna, Selasphorus calliope, S. rufus, S. sasin, S. platycercus, Geococcyx californianus, Patagioenas fasciata, Columbina inca, C. passerina, Zenaida asiatica, Aramus guarauna, Aechmophorus occidentalis, A. clarkii, Rissa brevirostris, Larus heermanni, L. occidentalis, Ardenna creatopus, Anhinga anhinga, Urile penicillatus, Eudocimus albus, Plegadis chihi, Gymnogyps californianus, Coragyps atratus, Elanus leucurus, Ictinia mississippiensis, Rostrhamus sociabilis, Buteo albonotatus, Buteo regalis, Tyto furcata (split), Athene cunicularia, Glaucidium californicum, G. gnoma, Psiloscops flammeolus, Megascops kennicottii, Strix occidentalis, Chloroceryle americana, Megaceryle torquata, Melanerpes lewis, M. formicivorus, M. aurifrons, Sphyrapicus thyroideus, S. nuchalis, S. ruber, Leuconotopicus borealis, L. albolarvatus, Campephilus principalis, Dryobates nuttallii, D. scalaris, Caracara plancus, Falco mexicanus, Sayornis nigricans, Contopus sordidulus, Empidonax oberholseri, E. wrightii, E. difficilis, E. occidentalis, Pyrocephalus obscurus, Tyrannus vociferans, T. forficatus, T. dominicensis, Myiarchus cinerascens, Vireo huttoni, V. vicinior, V. cassinii, V. plumbeus, V. belli, V. atricapilla, Cyanocitta stelleri, Aphelocoma californica, A. woodhouseii, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Nucifraga columbiana, Baeolophus inornatus, B. ridgwayi, B. atricristatus, Poecile rufescens, P. carolinensis, P. gambeli, Auriparus flaviceps, Psaltriparus minimus, Chamaea fasciata, Salpinctes obsoletus, Catherpes mexicanus, Cisthotorus platensis, Thryomanes bewickii, Troglodytes pacificus (split), Sitta pygmaea, S. pusilla, S. insularis (split), Mimus gundlachii, Oreoscoptes montanus, Toxostoma bendirei, T. curvirostre, T. redivivum, T. lecontei, Sialia mexicana, Leucosticte atrata, L. australis, Haemorhous cassinii, Loxia sinesciuris, Spinus psaltria, Rhynchophanes mccownii, Calcarius ornatus, Peucaea cassinii, P. aestivalis, Amphispiza bilineata, Spizella atrogularis, S. breweri, Passerella unalaschcensis, P. schistacea and P. megarhyncha (splits), Artemisiospiza nevadensis, Centronyx bairdii, Melozone fusca, M. aberti, M. crissalis, Aimophila ruficeps, Pipilo chlorurus, Icterus parisorum, I. bullockii, I. cucullatus, Agelaius tricolor, Molothrus bonariensis, M. aeneus, Quiscalus mexicanus, Vermivora bachmanii, Limnothlypis swainsonii, Leiothlypis luciae, L. virginiae, Geothlypis tolmiei, G. formosa, G. rostrata, Setophaga kirtlandii, S. auduboni (split), S. graciae, S. nigrescens, S. townsendi, S. occidentalis, S. chrysoparia, Piranga hepatica, P. ludoviciana, Cardinalis sinuatus, Cyanocompsa parellina.

Added from Africa (56) and elsewhere (5): Campocolinus coqui, Pternistis clappertoni, P. leucoscepus, Apus barbatus, Streptopelia capicola, Gallinago nigripennis, Accipiter tachiro, A. erythropus, A. minullus, Glaucidium perlatum, Bubo lacteus, Strix woodfordii, Colius striatus, Tockus flavirostris, Ispidina picta, Megaceryle maxima, Merops bulocki, Pogoniulus pusillus, P. chrysoconus, Tricholaema melanocephala, Lybius undatus, L. vieilloti, L. guifsobalito, Indicator minor, I. indicator, Dendropicos abyssinicus, Dendropicos fuscescens, Falco rupicoloides, Batis senegalensis, Malaconotus blanchoti, Dryoscopus gambensis, Prionops plumatus, Lanius cabanisi, L. humeralis, Oriolus monacha, O. auratus, Corvus edithae, C. crassirostris, Melaniparus guineensis, M. leuconotus, Petrochelidon preussi, Sylvietta brachyura, Lamprotornis caudatus, Onychognathus blythii, Turdus pelios, Melaenornis pallidus, Cossypha niveicapilla, C. albicapillus, Oenanthe lugubris, Chalcomitra senegalensis, Plocepasser superciliosus, Ortygospiza atricollis, Vidua orientalis, Crithagra tristriata, C. striolata, Emberiza affinis; Phoebastria albatrus, Hydrobates tristrami, Pterodroma macroptera, Ardenna bulleri, Anhinga novaehollandiae. 

 

First release of Avionary: October 2003

Previous update: Avionary 4.1, June 2020