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Update 01-2022


Following the publication of the 53rd BOURC Report in January 2022 (Ibis 164: 363-388), versions 11.1 and 11.2 of the IOC World Bird List were adopted which resulted in a number of changes to the British List.

The systematic list has therefore been updated to include the following changes:

Resequence Anseriformes to precede Galliformes
The sequence of Phasianidae has been revised:

Red Grouse Lapupus lagopus
Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Quail Coturnix coturnix
The sequence of Strigidae has been revised:

Barn Owl Tyto alba
Scops Owl Otus scops
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
The sequence of Regulidae has been revised:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
The sequence of Turdidae has been revised:

Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
Veery Catharus fuscescens
White’s Thrush Zoothers aurea
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Blackbird Turdus merula
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
American Robin Turdus migratorius
The sequence of Passeridae has been revised:

Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
House Sparrow Passer domesticus