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Bird Watching: Question on Current Bird Names

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Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9436370

I have been told that Yellow-rumped Warblers have been split back into Myrtle Warbler and Audubon's Warbler. And also that the Common Moorhen is now called a Common Gallinule. I probably got this from the Bird ID site here on DG. My most recent bird book shows Yellow-rumped and the AOU listing on their website shows Yellow-rumped. So, where are these changes that I have heard about written in stone? In other words, what body governs bird names and where can I find a current list?


PS: A nice looking Red-tailed Hawk from yesterday.

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 2, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9436570

From the IOC, here:



Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9436718


Thanks you! I am on a very steep learning curve and you have helped so much. I appreciate it.


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