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Question on Current Bird Names

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

Thumbnail by P_Edens
Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

From the IOC, here:


Willis, TX(Zone 8b)


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


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