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New in Avionary 4.1 (June 2020)

Two additional languages:
Belarusian / Беларускі (language codes be, bel), and Greenlandic / Kalaallisut (language codes kl, kal), bringing the total to 50 languages.

Extension and update of bird names in several languages:

Major extensions and/or revisions in Welsh (cy) – which now has a world coverage -, Russian (ru), Turkish (tr), Romanian (ro), German (de), Italian (it), Breton (br) and Irish (ga). Minor extensions and updates in most other languages.

Wikipedia description of species:

A description of the selected species is now available in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian by clicking the corresponding Wiki button.

Added family and order information:

Bird families can now be searched in 12 languages: Latin (scientific), English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Welsh, Lithuanian, Polish, Bulgarian 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, -idea in scientific names). A selected family will show the corresponding order (on ‑iformes in scientific names).

More synonyms:

All English names from the major authorities (IOC now as standard, HBW Alive, Clements, Howard&Moore, British Birds, AOU) are incorporated, under “English synonym”, when different from the IOC name.  These are labelled by W, C, H, R and A, respectively.

Also, the number of synonyms (alternative names) for other languages has been extended.

More than 100 additional species and new species splits, as follows:

Added splits (9):

Spilopelia suratensis, Ciconia microscelis, Falco ruficollis, Delichon lagopodum, Catharus swainsonii, Calliope tschebaiewi, Oenanthe frenata, Cinnyris hellmayri, Carduelis caniceps

Removed splits (2):

Anser albifrons flavirostris, Larus fuscus graelsii

Added species from Eastern Palearctic/Oriental (57):

Clamator coromandus, Hierococcyx hyperythrus, Cuculus micropterus, Coturnicops exquisitus, Rallus indicus, Zapornia paykullii, Turnix tanki, Gallinago hardwickii, Cepphus columba, Brachyramphus brevirostris, Synthliboramphus wumizusume, Aethia pusilla, Aethia pygmaea, Cerorhinca monocerata, Pseudobulweria rostrata, Mycteria leucocephala, Gorsachius goisagi, Accipiter soloensis, Bubo blakistoni, Halcyon coromanda, Halcyon pileate, Yungipicus kizuki, Dendrocopos hyperythrus, Pericrocotus divaricatus, Urosphena squameiceps, Leptopoecile elegans, Helopsaltes pryeri, Helopsaltes pleskei, Locustella major, Chrysomma sinense, Chrysomma altirostre, Paradoxornis heudei, Zosterops erythropleurus, Zosterops japonicus, Sitta villosa, Sturnia malabarica, Sturnia blythii, Ficedula elisae, Montifringilla henrici, Montifringilla adamsi, Onychostruthus taczanowskii, Pyrgilauda ruficollis, Pyrgilauda blanfordi, Ploceus benghalensis, Ploceus philippinus, Prunella rubeculoides, Prunella koslowi, Prunella rubida, Prunella immaculata, Motacilla grandis, Pyrrhula aurantiaca, Pyrrhula erythaca, Callacanthis burtoni, Carpodacus pulcherrimus, Carpodacus davidianus, Chloris spinoides

Added species from Nearctic (35 + 6)

Dendragapus obscurus, Lapopus leucura, Antrostomus carolinensis, Rallus crepitans, Rallus elegans, Haematopus bachmani, Haematopus palliates, Charadrius wilsonia, Charadrius montanus, Numenius tahitiensis, Numenius americanus, Arenaria melanocephala, Larus californicus, the 6 Alcidae of the Eastern Palearctic above, Mycteria americana, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, Pelecanus occidentalis, Accipiter cooperii, Melanerpes carolinus, Sayornis saya, Empidonax hammondi, Pica hudsonia, Corvus ossifragus, Baeolophus bicolor, Thryothorus ludovicianus, Polioptila caerulea, Sialia currucoides, Myadestes townsendi, Cinclus mexicanus, Anthus spragueii, Leucosticte tephrocotis, Zonotrichia atricapilla, Ammodramus henslowii, Icterus spurius, Euphagus cyanocephalus, Helmitheros vermivorum

Added from Africa (5) and elsewhere (1)

Struthio molybdophanes, Apus horus, Cuculus clamosus, Glareola nuchalis, Circaetus beaudouini, Stercorarius chilensis

First release of Avionary: October 2003

Previous update: Avionary 4.0, April 2019