HANZAB Index+

Species annotated index

Family in brackets after group name.

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Albatross (Diomedeidae)
AmsterdamNot in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes in Wandering Albatross.
AntipodeanNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Wandering Albatross
Atlantic Yellow-nosedNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Yellow-nosed Albatross
Black-browedGenus changed and split:
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida which is known as Campbell Black-browed Albatross in NZCL 2022.

Black-footedGenus changed – Phoebastria nigripes (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Buller’sGenus change Thalassarche bulleri.
CampbellNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Black-browed Albatross
Campbell Black-browedNZCL 2022 name for Campbell Albatross (q.v.).
ChathamNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Shy Albatross.
Chatham IslandSee Chatham Albatross.
Grey-headedGenus changed – Thalassarche chrysostoma
Indian Yellow-nosedNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Yellow-nosed Albatross
LaysanNot in HANZAB book – vagrant (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022).
Light-mantled Sooty
Northern RoyalNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Royal Albatross
RoyalSplit:
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora
Salvin’sNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Shy Albatross
ShyGenus change – now Thalassarche.
Split:
Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita (Chatham Island Albatross in NZCL 2022)
Salvin’s Albatross Thalassarche salvini
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta (Thalassarche cauta cauta in NZCL 2002)
White-capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi (WLAB 4.1) but steadi retained as a subspecies of Thalassarche cauta in NZCL 2022 with Thalassarche cauta known as White-capped Albatross.
Sooty
Southern RoyalNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Royal Albatross
TristanNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See changes for Wandering Albatross
WanderingSplit:
– Ssp. chionoptera now Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans (monotypic)
– Ssp. antipodensis (referred to as a possible subspecies in HANZAB book but not named) elevated to species Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis.
– birds of Tristan da Cunha and Gough I. (subspecies exulans in HANZAB book) elevated to species Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena.
Amsterdam Albatross, once combined with D.e. exulans, is referred to as separate species (D. amsterdamensis) in text for Wandering Albatross in the HANZAB book but was not otherwise included. Now included in WLAB 4.1.
White-cappedNot a separate species in HANZAB book. See taxonomic changes for Shy Albatross
Yellow-nosedSplit:
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri
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Apostlebird (Corcoracidae)
Apostlebird

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Avocet (Recurvirostridae)
Red-necked

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Babbler (Pomatostomidae)
Chestnut-crowned
Grey-crowned
Hall’s
White-browed
Baza (Accipitridae)Order change – now Accipitriformes
Pacific

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Bee-eater (Meropidae)
Rainbow
Bellbird (Meliphagidae) [See also Bellbird (Oreoicidae)]
BellbirdSplit: subspecies melanocephala elevated to Chatham Island Bellbird Anthornis melanocephala.
Chatham IslandNot in HANZAB book. Anthornis melanocephala – extinct (NZCL 2022)
Bellbird (Oreoicidae)Family change – Meliphagidae in HANZAB book.
CrestedFamily change – Oreoicidae

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Bishop (Ploceidae)
Red
Bittern (Ardeidae)Family now in Pelecaniformes
Australasian
Australian LittleNow Ixobrychus dubiusa, a species separate from Little Bittern Ixobrychus
minutus
Black
CinnamonNot in HANZAB book – vagrant. Ixobrychus cinnamomeus (WLAB 4.1)
LittleSplit: subspecies dubiusa now a separate species. See Australian Little. Remains as subspecies of Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus dubius in NZCL 2022.
New Zealand Little
Schrenck’sNot in HANZAB book – vagrant. Ixobrychus eurhythmus
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Blackbird (Turdidae) Family change – Muscicapidae in HANZAB book
CommonKnown as Eurasian Blackbird in NZCL 2022
EurasianSee Common Blackbird
Blackcap (Sylviidae)
Blackcap
Black-Cockatoo (Cacatuidae)
Baudin’sGenus now Zanda. Name changed from Long-tailed Black-Cockatoo. (WLAB 4.1)
Carnaby’sGenus now Zanda. Name changed from Short-tailed Black-Cockatoo. (WLAB 4.1)
Glossy
Long-billedGenus now Zanda and known as Baudin’s Black-Cockatoo. (WLAB 4.1)
Red-tailedSubspecies changes.
Short-billedGenus now Zanda.
Yellow-tailedGenus and species changed – now Zanda funerea. Subspecies changed to reflect this change. Subspecies xanthanotus split into xanthanota and whiteae.
Blue Bonnet (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book
Blue BonnetBluebonnet in WLAB 4.1
Bluebonnet (See Blue Bonnet)

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Boatbill (Machaerirhynchidae) Family change – Dicruridae in HANZAB book
Yellow-breasted
Bobwhite (Odontophoridae)
Northern
Boobook (Strigidae)
BrownBrown Hawk-Owl in HANZAB book.
Christmas IslandPreviously known as Christmas Island Hawk-Owl
NorthernNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Ninox novaeseelandiae (WLAB 4.1)
SouthernSplit:
– Southern Boobook Ninox boobook
Tasmanian Boobook Ninox leucopsis
Tasman Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae (NZ and Tas.) (Morepork in NZCL 2022)
(WLAB 4.1)
TasmanianIncluded under Southern Boobook in HANZAB book. Now a separate species Ninox leucopsis.
Booby (Sulidae)
Abbott’sGenus change – now Papasula abbotti; was Sula abbotti
Brown
MaskedSplit: subspecies granti elevated to Nazca Booby Sula granti.
Subspecies changes.
Red-footed
Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchidae)
Fawn-breasted
Golden
Great
Regent
Satin
Spotted
Tooth-billed
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Bristlebird (Dasyornithidae)Family change – Genus Dasyornis in Pardalotidae in HANZAB book now in own Family.
Eastern
Rufous
Western
Brolga (Gruidae)
BrolgaSpecific name change – now Grus rubicunda. (WLAB 4.1)
Bronze-cuckoo (Cuculidae)
Gould’sGenus change: Chalcites.
All subspecies now subspecies of Little Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites minutillus russatus (WLAB 4.1)
Horsfield’sGenus change: Chalcites (WLAB 4.1)
LittleGenus change: Chalcites (WLAB 4.1).
All subspecies of Gould’s Bronze-Cuckoo now subspecies of Little Bronze-Cuckoo.
ShiningGenus change: Chalcites (WLAB 4.1, BLI 2022). Still in Chrysococcyx in NZCL 2022.
Bronze-wing (Columbidae)
Brush
Common
Flock
Brush-turkey (Megapodiidae)
Australian

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Budgerigar (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Budgerigar
Bulbul (Pycnonotidae)
Red-vented
Red-whiskered
Bullfinch (Fringillidae)
Bullfinch
Bunting (Emberizidae)
Cirl
Ortolan
Reed
Bush-hen (Rallidae)
Bush-henSee Pale-vented Bush-hen
Pale-ventedBush-hen Amaurornis olivacea in HANZAB book split with
Australian birds now called Pale-vented Bush-hen Amaurornis moluccana.

Bushlark (Alaudidae)
Horsfield’s
SingingNow known as Horsfield’s Bushlark. (WLAB 4.1)
Bustard (Otididae)Order now Otidiformes – Gruiformes in HANZAB book
Australian
Butcherbird (Artamidae)
BlackGenus change – Melloria quoyi (WLAB 4.1)
Black-backed
GreySplit:
– subspecies argenteus elevated to Silver-backed Butcherbird Cracticus argenteus (WLAB 4.1)

Pied
Silver-backedCracticus argenteus (WLAB 4.1). See note for Grey Butcherbird.
Button-quail (Turnicidae)Order change – now in Charadriiformes
Black-breasted
Buff-breastedNow Turnix olivii
Chestnut-backedNow Turnix castanotus
Little
PaintedNow Turnix varius
Red-backedNow Turnix maculosus
Red-chested
Buzzard (Accipitridae)Order change – now in Accipitriformes
Black-breasted
White-eyed

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Calamanthus (Pardalotidae)See Fieldwren
Canary (Fringillidae)
Canary
Caracara (Falconidae)
CrestedNot in HANZAB book.
Cardinal (Emberizidae)
Common
Cassowary (Casuariidae)
SouthernNow monotypic.
Catbird (Ptilonorhynchidae)
Black-earedCurrent name for Spotted Catbird in HANZAB book. See note for Spotted Catbird.
Green
SpottedSee Black-eared Catbird. Mixed treatment of extralimital subspecies – see account.

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Chaffinch (Fringillidae)
Common
ChaffinchName in NZCL 2022 for Common Chaffinch .
Chats (Meliphagidae)
Crimson
Orange
White-fronted
Yellow
Chicken (Phasianidae)
FeralNow known as Red Junglefowl
Greater Prairie
Chough (Corcoracidae)
White-winged
Chowchilla (Orthonychidae)
Chowchilla
Chukar (Phasianidae)
Chukar


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Cicadabird (Campephagidae)
Common
CicadabirdName and genus change – Common Cicadabird Edolisoma tenuirostre. (WLAB 4.1)
Cisticola (Cisticolidae)Family change – Sylviidae in HANZAB book.
Golden-headedSubspecies diminuta now diminutus (WLAB 4.1)
Zitting

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Cockatiel (Cacatuidae)
Cockatiel
Cockatoo (Cacatuidae) (See also Black-Cockatoo)
Gang-gang
Major Mitchell’s
Palm
Sulphur-crested
Coot (Rallidae)
Eurasian
Red-frontedNot in HANZAB book.
Red-garteredNot in HANZAB book.
White-wingedNot in HANZAB book.
Corella (Cacatuidae)
LittleSubspecies changes
Long-billed
Western
Cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae)
Black-facedAlso known as Black-faced Shag
Great
Great PiedCurrent name for Pied Cormorant
Little BlackKnown as Little Black Shag in NZCL 2022
Little PiedGenus change – now Microcarbo melanoleucos
PiedNow known as Great Pied Cormorant
Corncrake (Rallidae)
Corncrake
Coucals (Cuculidae)Family change – Centropodidae in HANZAB book.
LesserNot in HANZAB book – vagrant
Pheasant

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Crake (Rallidae)
AustralianSee Australian Spotted Crake.
Australian SpottedKnown as Australian Crake in HANZAB and NZCL 2022.
Baillon’sGenus changed. Now Zapornia pusilla
Corn
Red-legged
Red-necked
RuddyNow Ruddy-breasted Crake with genus change, now Zapornia fusca.
Ruddy-breastedSee note for Ruddy Crake
SpotlessGenus changed. Now Zapornia tabuensis (WLAB 4.1)
SpottedNow Australian Spotted Crake
White-browedGenus change – now Amaurornis cinerea
Crane (Gruidae)
Sarus
Creeper (Mohouidae)Family change – in Pachycephalidae in HANZAB book.
Brown
Crow (Corvidae)
House
Little
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Cuckoo (Cuculidae)(See also Bronze-cuckoo)
African
Black-earedGenus change: now Chalcites
BrushSubspecies changes (see account). Rusty-breasted Cuckoo Cacomantis sepulcralis now included in Brush Cuckoo.
Channel-billed
Chestnut-breasted
Chestnut-wingedNot in HANZAB book – vagrant. Clamator coromandus
Common
Fan-tailed
IndianNot in HANZAB book – vagrant Cuculus micropterus (WLAB 4.1)
Long-tailedGenus change: Urodynamis (WLAB 4.1), still Eudynamys in NZCL 2022. Known as Long-tailed Koel in BLI 2022.
OrientalSubspecies optatus of Cuculus saturatus in HANZAB book elevated to Cuculus optatus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
PallidGenus change: now Heteroscenes (WLAB 4.1, BLI 2022), Cacomantis (NZCL 2022).
Cuckoo-dove (Columbidae)
BrownBrown Cuckoo-dove Macropygia amboinensis split: subspecies phasianella now a subspecies of Brown Cuckoo-dove Macropygia phasianella (WLAB 4.1)
Cuckoo-shrike (Campephagidae)
Barred
Black-faced
Ground
White-bellied
Curlew (Scolopacidae)
Bristle-thighed
EasternNow known as Far Eastern Curlew in WLAB 4.1.
EurasianVagrant
Far EasternEastern Curlew in HANZAB book.
LittleKnown as Little Whimbrel in NZCL 2022.
Currawong (Artamidae)
Black
Grey
Pied

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Dabchick (Podicipedidae)
New Zealand
Darter (Anhingidae)
AustralasianSee note for Darter. Known as Australian Darter Anhinga melanogaster novaehollandiae in NZCL 2022.
DarterSplit: subspecies novaehollandiae of Darter in HANZAB book now a subspecies of Australian Darter Anhinga novaehollandiae (WLAB 4.1) Not changed in NZCL 2022. Anhinga rufa papua now Anhinga novaehollandiae papua.

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Diucon (Tyrannidae)
Fire-eyedNot in HANZAB book.
Diving-Petrel (Procellariidae) (Diving Petrel in NZCL 2022)Family change – Pelecanoididae in HANZAB book
Common
South GeorgianSee also note for Whenua Hou Diving-Petrel
Whenua HouConsidered a separate species to South Georgian in WLAB 4.1 (Whenua Hou Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides whenuahouensis) but not in NZCL 2022 where it is a subspecies of South Georgian Diving-Petrel.

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Dollarbird (Coraciidae)
DollarbirdCommon name now Oriental Dollarbird (WLAB 4.1), Dollarbird in NZCL 2022.
OrientalSee note for Dollarbird.
Dotterel (Charadriidae)
BandedSee Double-banded Plover
Black-frontedWLAB 4.1 name. Black-fronted Plover in HANZAB book
InlandGenus change: now Peltohyas australis
New ZealandTwo subspecies in NZCL 2022. Subspecies elevated to species (Northern Red-breasted Dotterel, Southern red-breasted Dotterel) in BLI 2022 but not NZCL 2022. NZCL 2022 followed
Northern Red-breastedSee note for New Zealand Dotterel. Charadrius aquilonius in BLI 2022.
OrientalSee Oriental Plover.
Red-kneed
Southern Red-breastedSee note for New Zealand Dotterel. Charadrius obscurus in BLI 2022
Dove (Columbidae) (See also Cuckoo-Dove, Fruit-Dove, Gound-Dove, Turtle-Dove)
BarbaryWLAB 4.1 Streptopelia roseogrisea. Streptopelia risoria NZCL 2022.
Bar-shouldered
Diamond
EaredNot in HANZAB book.
EmeraldNow split: Brown-capped Emerald-Dove Chalcophaps longirostirs; Grey-capped Emerald-Dove Chalcophaps indica
PeacefulNow Geopelia placida (WLAB 4.1)
Rock (Feral Pigeon)
Spotted Spotted Turtle-Dove in HANZAB book. Genus change – now Spilopelia chinensis (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022). Subspecies changes.
Dowitcher (Scolopacidae)
AsianKnown as Asiatic Dowitcher (NZCL 2022)
Long-billedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Limnodromus scolopaceus. (WLAB 4.1)
Short-billedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Limnodromus griseus. (WLAB 4.1)

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Drongo (Dicruridae)
Crow-billedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Dicrurus annectens (WLAB 4.1).
Spangled
Drongo-Cuckoo (Cuculidae)
Square-tailedSurniculus lugubris – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)

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Duck (Anatidae) (See also Whisling-Duck, Hardhead)
AmsterdamNot in HANZAB book. Anas marecula (BLI 2022). Extinct. Antarctica.
Argentine Ruddy
Australian White-eyedSee Hardhead.
Australian WoodManed Duck in HANZAB book. Common name now Australian Wood Duck.
Blue
Blue-billed
Freckled
GreySee Pacific Black
Hybrids
ManedSee Australian Wood
Musk
Pacific BlackKnown as Grey Duck in NZCL 2022.
Pink-eared
TuftedNot in HANZAB book. Aythya fuligula included WLAB 4.1
WoodSee Australian Wood Duck.
 Dunlin (Scolopacidae)
Dunlin
 Dunnock (Accentors)
Dunnock

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Eagle (Accipitridae)(See also Sea-Eagle)Order change – now in Accipitriformes
Gurney’s
LittleSplit: subspecies are now species.
Wedge-tailed

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Egret (Ardeidae)Order change – now in Pelecaniformes
CattleGenus change – now Bubulcus ibis.
Chinese
Eastern Reef
Genus changed – now Egretta sacra.
Great
IntermediateAustralian subspecies plumifera elevated to Plumed Egret Ardea plumifera in WLAB 4.1. As a result, Intermediate Egret is now considered a vagrant in WLAB 4.1. Subspecies plumifera remains that in NZCL 2022.
LittleGenus change – now Egretta garzetta.
PlumedSee note for Intermediate. Ardea plumifera
Swinhoe’sName change: Chinese Egret (BLI 2022)
Western ReefNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant (WLAB 4.1). Egretta gularis

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Emerald-Dove (Columbidae)
Brown-cappedEmerald Dove in HANZAB book. Now split: Grey-capped Emerald-Dove Chalcophaps indica; Brown-capped Emerald-Dove Chalcophaps longirostris
Grey-cappedEmerald Dove in HANZAB book. Now split: Grey-capped Emerald-Dove Chalcophaps indica; Brown-capped Emerald-Dove.
Emu (Casuariidae)Family change – Dromaiidae in HANZAB book
Emu
Kangaroo IslandSpecific name change: now Dromaius minor
King Island
Emu-wren (Maluridae)
Mallee
Rufous-crowned
Southern

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Fairy-wren (Maluridae)
Blue-breasted
Lovely
Purple-backedSee note for Variegated.
Purple-crowned
Red-backed
Red-winged
Splendid
Superb
VariegatedAll subspecies except lamberti now Purple-backed Fairy-Wren Malurus assimilis
White-winged
Falcon (Falconidae)
AmurNot included in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Falco amurensis (WLAB 4.1)
Black
Brown
Grey
New Zealand
PeregrineSubspecies in Aust. now includes submelanogenys and calidus
Fantail (Rhipiduridae)Family change – Dicruridae in HANZAB book.
ArafuraNot included in HANZAB book. See note for Rufous Fantail.
GreyNow split into Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa and New Zealand Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa.
Mangrove
Mangrove GreyKnown as Mangrove Fantail in WLAB 4.1
New ZealandRhipidura fuliginosa. See note for Grey Fantail.
NorthernNow Rhipidura isura (WLAB 4.1)
RufousSplit:
– Arafura Fantail Rhipidura dryas (subspecies dryas and a number of extralimital subspecies)
– Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons (intermedia, rufifrons and a number of extralimital subspecies
– extralimitally, Manus Fantail Rhipidura semirubra (subspecies semirubra ).

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Fernbird (Locustellidae)Family change – Sylviidae in HANZAB book
FernbirdGenus change – Poodytes punctatus (NZCL 2022)
Chatham IslandGenus change – Poodytes rufescens (NZCL 2022)
Fernwren (Acanthizidae)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Fernwren

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Fieldwren (Acanthizidae)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
RufousSplit:
subspecies montanellus elevated to Western Fieldwren Calamanthus montanellus (WLAB 4.1).
Striated
WesternCalamanthus montanellus (WLAB 4.1). See note for Rufous Fieldwren.
Figbird (Oriolidae) 
AustralasianSee note for Figbird.
FigbirdFigbird Sphecotheres viridis in HANZAB book split. Subspecies ashbyi, flaviventris, vieilloti, cucullatus and salvadorii now Australasian Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti (WLAB 4.1).
Fig-Parrot (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book
Coxen’sSee note for Double-eyed Fig-Parrot. Cyclopsitta coxeni.
Double-eyedSplit: subspecies coxeni elevated to Coxen’s Fig-Parrot Cyclopsitta coxeni.
Finch (Estrildidae)(See also Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Firetail, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Hawfinch, Mannikin, Munia, Parrot-Finch)
Black-bellied CrimsonNeochmia phaeton (WLAB 4.1). See note for Crimson
Black-throated
Bramble (Brambling)
CrimsonSplit: Black-bellied Crimson Finch Neochmia phaeton; White-bellied Crimson Finch Neochmia evangelinae.
Double-barred
GouldianGenus change – Chloebia gouldiae (WLAB 4.1)
Long-tailed
Masked
Painted
Plum-headed
Red-browed
Star
White-bellied CrimsonNeochmia evangelinae (WLAB 4.1). See note for Crimson
ZebraZebra Finch Taeniopygia gutta in HANZAB book split:
– subspecies castanotis elevated to Taeniopygia castanotis (WLAB 4.1)
– subspecies guttata elevated to Timor Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata.
Fireback (Phasianidae)
Crested
Firetail (Estrildidae)
Beautiful
Diamond
Red-eared
Fish-owl (Strigidae)
Buffy

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Flamingo (Phoenicopteridae)
GreaterNow Phoenicopterus roseus
Flowerpecker (Dicaeidae)
Red-capped
Flycatcher (Monarchidae)Family change – Dicruridae in HANZAB book
Broad-billed
Leaden
PaperbarkMyiagra nana (WLAB 4.1). See note for Restless Flycatcher.
RestlessSplit:
– subspecies nana elevated to Paperbark Flycatcher Myiagra nana (WLAB 4.1).
Satin
Shining
Flycatcher (Muscicapidae) (See also Monarch)(See also Flycatcher (Petroicidae)Some flycatcher species moved Family to Petroicidae and Monarchidae.
Asian brownNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Muscicapa dauurica (WLAB 4.1)
Blue-and-white
Dark-sidedKnown as Sooty Flycatcher in HANZAB book.
Grey-streakedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Muscicapa griseisticta (WLAB 4.1)
MugimakiNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Ficedula mugimaki (WLAB 4.1)
Narcissus
Siberian BlueSee Siberian Blue Robin.
SootyNow known as Dark-sided Flycatcher (WLAB 4.1)
Flycatcher (Petroicidae)
KimberleyMicroeca tormenti (WLAB 4.1). See note for Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Lemon-belliedSplit:
– subspecies tormenti elevated to Kimberley Flycatcher Microeca tormenti (WLAB 4.1)
Yellow-leggedGenus change – Kempiella griseoceps (WLAB 4.1)

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Friarbird (Meliphagidae) 
Helmeted
Little
Noisy
Silver-crowned
Frigatebird (Fregatidae)
ChristmasCalled Christmas island Frigatebird in WLAB 4.1.
Christmas Island
Great
LeastName change: see Lesser Frigatebird
LesserName in NZCL 2022 for Least Frigatebird
Frogmouth (Podargidae)
MarbledSplit. Subspecies inexpectatus elevated to Solomons Frogmouth.
Papuan
Tawny
Fruit-Dove (Columbidae)
BandedAustralian subspecies alligator now Black-banded Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus alligator.
Black-banded
Orange-frontedNot in HANZAB book. Ptilinopus aurantiifrons Vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
Orange-belliedNot in HANZAB book. Ptilinopus iozonus Vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
Rose-crowned
Superb
WompooGenus change. Now Megaloprepia magnifica

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Fulmar (Procellariidae)
AntarcticSee Southern Fulmar.
NorthernNot in HANZAB book. Fulmarus glacialis (NZCL 2022)
SouthernKnown as Anarctic Fulmar in NZCL 2022.

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Galah (Cacatuidae)
Galah
Galliformes (Phasianidae, Tetraonidae, Numididae, Odontophoridae)
Galliformes, Failed introductions of
Gallinule (Rallidae)
Purple
White
Gannet (Sulidae)
AustralasianGenus change – now Morus serrator
CapeGenus change – now Morus capensis
Garganey (Anatidae)
GarganeyGenus change – now Spatula querquedula

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Gerygone (Acanthizidae)(See also Warbler)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Brown
Dusky
Fairy
Green-backedNow Gerygone chloronota (WLAB 4.1)
Large-billed
Lord Howe
Mangrove
Norfolk Island
Rusty-tailed
Western
White-throated

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Giant-Petrel (Procellariidae)
(Giant Petrel in NZCL 2022, BLI 2022)
Northern
Southern
Gibberbird (Meliphagidae)
Gibberbird

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Godwit (Scolopacidae)
Bar-tailed
Black-tailed
Hudsonian
Goldfinch (Fringillidae)
European
Goose (Anatidae) (See also Pygmy-Goose)
Canada
Cape Barren
GreylagNot in HANZAB book. Anser anser (NZCL 2022)
Goose (Anseranatidae)
Magpie
Goshawk (Accipitridae)Order change – now in Accipitriformes
BrownSubspecies in WLAB 4.1 now includes dogwa.
ChineseNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Accipiter soloensis (WLAB 4.1)
GreySplit: all subspecies except novaehollandiae now Variable Goshawk Accipiter hiogaster.
Red

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Grassbird (Locustellidae)Family change Sylviidae in HANZAB book.
LittleGenus change – Poodytes gramineus (WLAB 4.1)
TawnyGenus change – Cincloramphus timoriensis (WLAB 4.1)
Grasshopper-warbler (Locustellidae) Family not in HANZAB book.
Gray’sIn family Sylviidae in HANZAB book.
Middendorff’sNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Helopsaltes ochotensis (WLAB 4.1)
Pallas’sNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Helopsaltes certhiola (WLAB 4.1)
Grasswren (Maluridae) 
Black
Carpentarian
Dusky
Eyrean
Grey
Kalkadoon
Short-tailed
StriatedSeven subspecies in WLAB 4.1.
Thick-billedSplit:
– western subspecies now Western Grasswren Amytornis textilis with 5 subspecies recognised;
– remaining subspecies Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus with 7 subspecies. (WLAB 4.1)
WesternAmytornis textilis. See note for Thick-billed Grasswren.
White-throated
Grebe (Podicipedidae)
AustralasianEastern Little Grebe in NZCL 2022 with Australasian Little Grebe as subspecies novaehollandiae.
GreatNot in HANZAB book.
Great Crested
Hoary-headed
LittleNot in HANZAB book. WLAB 4.1 – vagrant. Tachybaptus ruficollis
Greenfinch (Fringillidae)
CommonSee note for European Greenfinch.
EuropeanName and Genus change – Common Greenfinch Chloris chloris (WLAB 4.1). Name unchanged in NZCL 2022 but genus changed – Chloris chloris.
Greenshank (Scolopacidae)
Common
Nordmann’s
Ground-dove (Columbidae)
Norfolk IslandGenus change. Now Pampusana norfolkiensis (Avibase) or Alopecoenas norfolkensis (BW) or not included in the taxonomy (WLAB 4.1, BLI 2022). Considered by others to be a regional form of Grey-capped Emerald-Dove and not a full species.
Ground-Tyrant (Tyrannidae)
Dark-facedSpecific name change: now Muscisaxicola maclovianus
Grouse (Phasianidae)
Black
Sharp-tailed
Willow

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Guineafowl (Numididae)
Helmeted
Gull (Laridae)
Black-billedGenus change in NZCL 2022 – Chroicocephalus bulleri – no change in BLI 2022.
Black-headed
Black-tailed
Dolphin
Franklin’sGenus change in NZCL 2022 – Leucophaeus pipixcan – no change in WLAB 4.1.
Grey
Hartlaub’s
KelpKnown as Southern Black-backed Gull in NZCL 2022.
LaughingGenus change in NZCL 2022 – Leucophaeus atricilla – no change in WLAB 4.1.
Lesser Black-backed
MewNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Larus canus (WLAB 4.1)
Olrog’s
Pacific
Sabine’sGenus change – now Xema sabini
SilverGenus change in NZCL 2022 – Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae – but not WLAB 4.1.
Slaty-backedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Larus schistisagus (WLAB 4.1).
Southern Black-backedSee Kelp Gull

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Hardhead (Anatidae)
HardheadAustralian White-eyed Duck in NZCL 2022.
Harrier (Accipitridae) Order change – now in Accipitriformes
Eastern Marsh
Spotted
SwampSubspecies change: now polytypic.
Hawfinch (Fringillidae)
Hawfinch
Hawk-Cuckoo (Cuculidae)
LargeNot in HANZAB book. Hierococcyx sparverioides – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
WhistlingNot in HANZAB book. Hierococcyx nisicolor – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
Hawk-owl (Strigidae) 
BrownNow known as Brown Boobook (BLI 2022)
Christmas IslandNow known as Christmas Island Boobook (WLAB 4.1)

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Heathwren (Acanthizidae)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Chestnut-rumpedGenus change – Calamanthus pyrrhopygius (WLAB 4.1)
ShyGenus change – Calamanthus cautus (WLAB 4.1)
Heron (Ardeidae) Order change – now in Pelecaniformes
Black-crowned Night
Chinese PondNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Ardeola bacchus.
Great-billed
Grey
Japanese NightNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Gorsachius goisagi
Javan PondNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Ardeola speciosa.
Malay NightNow Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus. (WLAB 4.1)
Nankeen NightRufous Night Heron in HANZAB book.
Pacific
Pied
PurpleNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Ardea purpurea.
ReefName in NZCL 2022 for Eastern Reef Egret in HANZAB book.
Rufous NightNankeen Night Heron in WLAB 4.1
StriatedGenus change – now Butorides striata (WLAB 4.1)
Extra subspecies in WLAB 4.1 – Butorides striata amurensis.
White-facedGenus change – now Egretta novaehollandiae. Now polytypic: novaehollandiae; parryi.
White-necked

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Hobby (Falconidae)
Australian
EurasianNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Falco subbuteo (WLAB 4.1)
Honey-buzzard (Accipitridae)Order change – now in Accipitriformes
Long-tailedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Henicopernis longicauda (WLAB 4.1)
OrientalNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Pernis ptilorhynchus (WLAB 4.1)
Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)
Banded
Bar-breasted
BlackGenus change – now Sugomel nigrum. (WLAB 4.1)
Black-chinnedSplit:
– subspecies laetior elevated to Golden-backed Honeyeater Melithreptus laetior (WLAB 4.1)
– subspecies gularis remains as Black-chinned Melithreptus gularis which is now monotypic.
Black-headed
Blue-facedSplit: subspecies albipennis elevated to White-quilled Honeyeater Entomyzon albipennis. Remaining subspecies remain as Blue-faced Honeyeater
BridledGenus change – Bolemoreus frenatus (WLAB 4.1)
Brown
Brown-backed
Brown-headed
CrescentSpecific name change -now Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus (WLAB 4.1)
CrypticMicroptilotis imitatrix (WLAB 4.1). See note for Graceful Honeyeater.
Dusky
EungellaGenus change – now Bolemoreus hindwoodi (WLAB 4.1)
FuscousGenus change – Ptilotula fusca (WLAB 4.1)
Gilbert’sMelithreptus chloropsis (WLAB 4.1). See note for White-naped Honeyeater)
Golden-backedMelithreptus laetior (WLAB 4.1). See note for Black-chinned Honeyeater.
GracefulSplit and genus change – Microptilotis gracilis (WLAB 4.1).
Subspecies imitatrix elevated to Cryptic Honeyeater Microptilotis imitatrix.
Green-backed
Grey
Grey-frontedGenus change – Ptilotula plumula (WLAB 4.1)
Grey-headedGenus change – Ptilotula keartlandi (WLAB 4.1)
KimberleyMicroptilotis fordianus (WLAB 4.1). See note for White-lined Honeyeater.
Lewin’s
Macleay’sSpecific name change: Xanthotis macleayanus  in WLAB 4.1.
MangroveGenus change – Gavicalis fasciogularis (WLAB 4.1)
New Holland
Painted
Pied
Purple-gaped
Red-headed
RegentGenus change – Anthochaera phrygia (WLAB 4.1)
Rufous-banded
Rufous-throated
Scarlet
SingingGenus change – Gavicalis virescens (WLAB 4.1)
Spiny-cheeked
Striped
Strong-billed
Tawny-breastedExtralimital subspecies change: twelve now recognised.
Tawny-crownedGenus change – Gliciphila melanops (WLAB 4.1)
VariedGenus change – Gavicalis versicolor (WLAB 4.1)
White-cheekedNow Phylidonyris niger (WLAB 4.1).
White-earedGenus change – now Nesoptilotis leucotis (WLAB 4.1)
White-frontedGenus change – Purnella albifrons (WLAB 4.1)
White-gapedGenus change – Stomiopera unicolor (WLAB 4.1)
White-linedSplit: subspecies fordiana elevated to Kimberley Honeyeater Microptilotis fordianus.
Remaining subspecies – genus change White-lined Honeyeater Microptilotis albilineatus. (WLAB 4.1)
White-napedSplit: subspecies chloropsis elevated to Gilbert’s Honeyeater Melithreptus chloropsis. White-naped now monotypic.
White-plumedGenus change – Ptilotula penicillata (WLAB 4.1)
White-quilledEntomyzon albipennis (WLAB 4.1).
See note for Blue-faced Honeyeater.
White-streaked
White-throated
YellowGenus change – Stomiopera flava. Subspecies flavus now flava. (WLAB 4.1).
Yellow-facedGenus change – Caligavis chrysops (WLAB 4,1)
Yellow-plumedGenus change – Ptilotula ornata (WLAB 4.1)
Yellow-spotted
Yellow-throatedGenus change – now Nesoptilotis flavicollis (WLAB 4.1)
Yellow-tintedGenus change – Ptilotula flavescens (WLAB 4.1)
Yellow-tufted
Hoopoe (Upupidae)Family not in HANZAB book.
EurasianNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Upupa epops (WLAB 4.1)

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Huia(Callaeidae)
Huia

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Hylacola (See Heathwren)

I

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Ibis (Threskiornithidae)Order change – now in Pelecaniformes
Australian WhiteNow Threskiornis moluccus in WLAB 4.1. Still Threskiornis molucca in NZCL 2022.
Buff-neckedNot in HANZAB book.
Glossy
Sacred See Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked
White Name in NZCL 2022. See Australian White Ibis

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Imperial-Pigeon (Columbidae)
Blue-tailedNot in HANZAB book. WLAB 4.1 – vagrant. Ducula concinna
Christmas Island
Collared
ElegantName change: now Blue-tailed Imperial-Pigeon
PiedPied Imperial Pigeon in HANZAB book split: Pied Imperial-Pigeon Ducula bicolor; Torresian Imperial-Pigeon Ducula spilorrhoa.
TorresianSee note for
Pied Imperial-Pigeon
Zoe’sNot in HANZAB book. WLAB 4.1 – vagrant. Ducula zoeae

J

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Jabiru (Ciconiidae)
See Black-necked Stork
Jacana (Jacanidae)
Comb-crested
Pheasant-tailed
Jackdaw (Corvidae)
Jackdaw
Jacky Winter (Petroicidae)
Jacky Winter
Jaeger (Stercorariidae )Family was split from Laridae in HANZAB book.
Arctic
Long-tailed
Pomarine

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Junglefowl (Phasianidae) 
Green
Red (prev. Feral Chicken)

K

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Kaka (Strigopidae)Family change Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Kaka
Kaka, Norfolk Island
Kakapo (Strigopidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
KakapoSpecific name change: Strigops habroptila in NZCL 2022, BLI 2022.

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Kea (Strigopidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Kea
Kestrel (Falconidae)
AmericanNot in HANZAB book.
AustralianName in HANZAB book for Nankeen Kestrel.
Australian NankeenSee Nankeen Kestrel
NankeenName in WLAB 4.1 and NZCL 2022. See Australian Kestrel

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Kingbird (Tyrannidae)
Eastern
Kingfisher (Alcedinidae)Collared, Forest, Red-backed, Sacred and Yellow-billed in Family Halcyonidae in HANZAB book.
AzureGenus change – Ceyx azureus (WLAB 4.1)
Black-cappedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Halcyon pileata (WLAB 4.1)
Collared
CommonNot in the HANZAB book. Vagrant. Alcedo atthis (WLAB 4.1)
Forest
LittleGenus change – Ceyx pusillus (WLAB 4.1)
Red-backedNow Todiramphus pyrrhopygius.
SacredSplit: subspecies recurvirostris in HANZAB book elevated to Flat-billed Kingfisher Todiramphus recurvirostris.
Yellow-billed
King-Parrot (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Australian
Kiskadee (Tyrannidae)
GreatNot in HANZAB book.
Kite (Accipitridae)Order change – now in Accipitriformes
BlackSubspecies aegyptius and parasitus now Yellow-billed Kite Milvus aegyptius.
Black-shouldered
Brahminy
Letter-winged
Square-tailed
WhistlingHaliastur sphenurus not Haliastur sphenunis 
Kiwi (Apterygidae)Order change – now APTERYGIFORMES (NZCL 2022) (not in BLI)
BrownBrown Kiwi Apteryx
australis
in HANZAB book split (NZCL 2022):
North Island Brown Kiwi Apteryx mantelli
Okarito Brown Kiwi Apteryx rowi
Southern Brown Kiwi Apteryx australis


Great SpottedSpecific name change – Apteryx maxima. (NZCL 2022)
Little Spotted
North Island BrownApteryx mantelli. See note for Brown Kiwi. (NZCL 2022)
Okarito BrownApteryx rowi. See note for Brown Kiwi
Southern BrownApteryx australis. See note for Brown Kiwi

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Knot (Scolopacidae)
Great
Red

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Koel (Cuculidae)
AsianEudynamys scolopaceus – vagrant (WLAB 4.1) See Common
CommonCommon Koel in HANZAB book split: Eastern Koel Eudynamys orientalis (WLAB 4.1) and Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
EasternSee note for Common Koel
Kokako (Callaeidae) 
KokakoSplit: North Island Kokako | Kōkako Callaeas wilsoni; South Island Kokako | Kōkā Callaeas cinereus (NZCL 2022)
North IslandSee note for Kokako.
South IslandSee note for Kokako.
Kookaburra (Alcedinidae)Family change – Halcyonidae in HANZAB book.
Blue-winged
Laughing

L

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Lapwing (Charadriidae))
Banded
Blacksmith
Grey-headedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Vanellus cinereus (WLAB 4.1)
Masked
Northern

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Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopidae)Family not in HANZAB book.
KamchatkaNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Phylloscopus examinandus (WLAB 4.1)
Leiothrix (Sylviidae)
Red-billed

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Linnet (Fringillidae)
Linnet

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Logrunner (Orthonychidae)
AustralianCurrent name for Logrunner in HANZAB book.
LogrunnerCalled Australian Logrunner in WLAB 4.1.
Lorikeet (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
CoconutSee note for Rainbow Lorikeet. Trichoglossus haematodus (WLAB 4.1)
Little
Musk
Purple-crowned
RainbowSplit:
– subspecies rubritorquis elevated to Red-collared Lorikeet Trichoglossus rubritorquis
– nine subspecies now Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
– Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus .
Rainbow Lorikeet scientific name change – now Trichoglossus moluccanus. Two subspecies: Eastern Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus moluccanus; Cape York Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus septentrionalis.
Red-collaredTrichoglossus rubritorquis. Rainbow lorikeet subspecies rubritorquis in HANZAB book.
Scaly-breasted
Varied

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Lyrebird (Menuridae)
Albert’s
Superb

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Magpie (Artamidae)
Australian
Magpie (Corvidae)
EurasianNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Pica pica (WLAB 4.1)
Magpie-lark (Monarchidae)Family change – Dicruridae in HANZAB book
Magpie-lark
Mallard (Anatidae)
Mallard
Malleefowl (Megapodiidae)
Malleefowl
Mannikin (Estrildidae) (See also Munia)
Chestnut-breasted
Nutmeg
Pictorella
Yellow-rumped
Manucode (Paradisaeidae)
TrumpetGenus change – Phonygammus keraudrenii (WLAB 4.1)
Martin (Hirundinidae)
Asian House
FairyGenus change – Petrochelidon ariel (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Sand
TreeGenus change – Petrochelidon nigricans (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)

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Meadowlark (Icteridae) 
Long-tailed
Merganser (Anatidae)
Auckland Island

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Miner (Meliphagidae)
Bell
Black-eared
Noisy
Yellow-throated
Mistletoebird (Dicaeidae)
MistletoebirdSplit:
– subspecies ignicolle elevated to Aru Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignicolle;
– subspecies keiense and fulgidum now subspecies of Pink-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum keiense;
– Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum now monotypic

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Mocking-bird (Mimidae)
PatagonianNot in HANZAB book.
Mollymawk (Diomedeidae)
(See also Albatross)
Mollymawk used in NZTCS whereas WLAB 4.1 and NZCL 2022 use Albatross
Atlantic Yellow-nosed (See Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross)
Black-browed (See Black-browed Albatross)
Buller’s
Campbell Island (See Campbell Albatross)
Chatham Island (See Chatham Albatross)
Indian Yellow-nosed (See Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross)
White-capped (See Shy Albatross)
Monal (Phasianidae)
Himalayan
Monarch (Monarchidae) Family change – Dicruridae in HANZAB book.
Black-faced
Black-winged
Frill-kneckedArses lorealis. (WLAB 4.1). See note for Frilled Monarch.
FrilledSplit: subspecies lorealis elevated to Frill-necked Monarch Arses lorealis. With this change, Frilled Monarch no longer on WLAB 4.1 list.
IslandNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Monarcha cinerascens (WLAB 4.1)
Pied
SpectacledGenus change – Symposiachrus trivirgatus (WLAB 4.1)
White-earedGenus change – Carterornis leucotis (WLAB 4.1)
Moorhen (Rallidae)
CommonNot in HANZAB book. Gallinula chloropus (NZCL 2022)
Dusky
LesserNot in HANZAB book. Paragallinula angulata – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
Morepork (Strigidae)
MoreporkName in NZCL 2022 – see Tasman Morepork.
TasmanIncluded under Southern Boobook in HANZAB book. Now a separate species Ninox novaeseelandiae.

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Munia (Estrildidae)
Pale-headed

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Myna (Sturnidae)
Common
Hill
Pale-bellied

N

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Native-hen (Rallidae) 
Black-tailedGenus change – Tribonyx ventralis (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
TasmanianGenus Change – Tribonyx mortierii (WLAB 4.1)

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Needletail (Apodidae)Order change: Apodiformes in HANZAB book, Caprimulgiformes in WLAB 4.1
Silver-backedNot in HANZAB book. Hirundapus cochinchinensis – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
White-throated

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Night Heron/Night-Heron (Ardeidae) (See Heron)Order change -family now in Pelecaniformes
Nightingale (Muscicapidae)
Common
Nightjar (Caprimulgidae)[See also Owlet-nightjar, Nightjar (Eurostopodidae)]
GreyNot in HANZAB book. Caprimulgus jotaka – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
Large-tailed
Savanna
Nightjar (Eurostopodidae) (See also Owlet-nightjar, Nightjar (Caprimulgidae))Family change – Caprimulgidae in HANZAB book
Spotted
White-throatedSplit: subspecies nigripennis elevated to Solomons Nightjar Eurostopodus nigripennis

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Noddy (Laridae)
Black
BrownName in WLAB 4.1 and NZCL 2022 for Common Noody in HANZAB book.
CommonSee Brown Noddy.
GreySee note for Grey Ternlet.
Lesser

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Oriole (Oriolidae) 
GreenSee note for Yellow Oriole.
Olive-backed
YellowNow known as Green Oriole (WLAB 4.1)

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Osprey (Pandionidae)Order and Family change – now in Accipitriformes, family in HANZAB book Accipitridae.
Osprey
Ostrich (Struthionidae)
OstrichAustralian subspecies changed.

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Owl (Strigidae) (See also Owls [Tytonidae], Boobook, Fish-owl, Scops-Owl,)
Barking
LaughingGenus change: now Ninox albifacies (NZCL 2022)
Little
Powerful
Rufous
Tawny
Owl (Tytonidae)(See also Owl [Strigidae])
Barn
Eastern Grass
GrassSplit: subspecies longimembris and papuensis now Eastern Grass Owl Tyto longimembris
Greater Sooty
Lesser Sooty
Masked
SootyKnown as Greater Sooty Owl (WLAB 4.1)
Owlet-nightjar (Aegothelidae)
Owlet-nightjar

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Oystercatcher (Haematopodidae)
Australian PiedWLAB 4.1 name for Pied Oystercatcher
Chatham Island
PiedNow Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty
South Island Pied
Variable

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Painted-snipe (Rostratulidae)
AustralianRostratula
benghalensis
split: subspecies australis elevated to Australian Painted-snipe Rostratula australis.
Paradise-kingfisher (Alcedinidae) Family change: Halcyonidae in HANZAB book
Buff-breasted
CommonNot in WLAB 4.1.
LittleNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Tanysiptera hydrocharis (WLAB 4.1)
Parakeet (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Antipodes Island
AustralNot in HANZAB book.
Forbes’See note for Yellow-crowned.
Malherbe’sSee Orange-fronted.
Norfolk IslandSee notes for Red-crowned.
Orange-frontedSee note for Yellow-crowned.
Red-crownedSplit:
– Ssp. cookii elevated Norfolk Island Parakeet Cyanoramphus cookii. (NZCL 2022) but retained as subspecies of Red-crowned in WLAB 4.1.
– Ssp hochstetteri elevated to Reischek’s Parakeet Cyanoramphus hochstetteri. (NZCL 2022) but retained as subspecies of Red-crowned in BLI 2022.
Red-frontedName used in WLAB 4.1 – see Red-crowned
Reischek’sSee notes for Red-crowned.
Yellow-crownedSplit :
– ssp. malherbi elevated to Orange-fronted Parakeet Cyanoramphus malherbi (NZCL 2022, BLI 2022);
– ssp. forbesi elevelated to Forbes’ Parakeet Cyanoramphus forbesi (NZCL 2022, BLI 2022) Known as Chatham Islands Parakeet in BLI 2022;
– ssp. auriceps  elevated to Yellow-crowned Parakeet Cyanoramphus auriceps (monotypic)
Pardalote (Pardalotidae)
Forty-spotted
Red-browed
Spotted
Striated
Parrot (Psittaculidae)(See also Fig-Parrot, King-Parrot)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Blue-winged
Bourke’s
EclectusSplit: subspecies macgillivrayi and polychloros now Eclectus Parrot Eclectus polychloros (WLAB 4.1)
ElegantNow monotypic
Golden-shoulderedGenus change – Psephotellus chrysopterygius (WLAB 4.1)
Ground
HoodedGenus change – Psephotellus dissimilis (WLAB 4.1)
MulgaGenus change – Psephotellus varius (WLAB 4.1)
Night
Orange-bellied
ParadiseGenus change – Psephotellus pulcherrimus (WLAB 4.1)
Princess
Red-capped
Red-cheeked
Red-rumped
Red-winged
Regent
Rock
Scarlet-chested
Superb
Swift
Turquoise
Parrot-Finch (Estrildidae)
Blue-faced
Partridge (Phasianidae)
Barbary
Grey
Red-legged

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Peafowl (Phasianidae)
IndianKnown as just Peafowl in NZCL 2022.
Pelican (Pelecanidae)
Australian
Penguin (Spheniscidae)
Australian LittleNZTCS 2021 elevates subspecies Little Penguin Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae to Australian Little Penguin Eudyptula novaehollandiae. Not elevated in NZCL 2022 nor WLAB 4.1.
Adelie
ChinstrapSpecific name change: now Pygoscelis antarcticus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Eastern RockhopperEudyptes filholi (NZCL 2022) remains subspecies filholi of Southern Rockhopper Penguin in WLAB 4.1.. See note for Rockhopper Penguin.
Emperor
Erect-crested
FiordlandKnown as Fiordland Crested Penguin in NZCL 2022.
Gentoo
King
Little
Macaroni
Magellanic
Northern RockhopperSee note for Rockhopper Penguin. Eudyptes moseleyi (WLAB 4.1)
RockhopperSplit:
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi;
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome (WLAB 4.1) with two subspecies: chrysocome and filholi. However, Southern Rockhopper Penguin split into Western Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome and Eastern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes filholi in NZCL 2022.
RoyalSpecies in WLAB 4.1. Subspecies of Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus schlegeli in NZCL 2022.
Snares
Southern RockhopperEudyptes chrysocome. (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022) Western Rockhopper Penguin in NZCL 2022) See note for Rockhopper Penguin.
Western RockhopperName in NZCL 2022 for Eudyptes chrysocome. See note for Southern Rockhopper Penguin
Yellow-eyed
Petrel (Procellariidae)
(See also Storm-Petrel, Giant-Petrel)
Antarctic
AtlanticNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Pterodroma incerta (WLAB 4.1
Barau’s
Black
Black-winged
Blue
Bulwer’s
Cape
Chatham
CollaredNot in HANZAB book. See note for Gould’s Petrel.
Cook’s
Gould’sSubspecies brevipes  elevated to Collared Petrel Pterodroma brevipes.
Great-wingedSsp gouldi elevated to Grey-faced Petrel Pterodroma gouldi.
Grey
Grey-facedSee note for Great-winged Petrel.
HeraldSsp. arminjoniana elevated Trindade Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana. Herald Petrel species change Pterodroma heraldica.
Jouanin’sNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant (WLAB 4.1). Bulweria fallax
Juan Fernandez
KerguelenGenus change – now Aphrodroma brevirostris (WLAB 4.1, BLI 2022), Lugensa brevirostris (NZCL 2022)
Kermadec
MagentaKnown as Chatham Island Taiko in NZCL 2022
Mottled
Phoenix
Providence
Pycroft’s
Snow
Soft-plumaged
Stejneger’s
TahitiGenus change – now Pseudobulweria rostrata. Subspecies becki now Beck’s Petrel Pseudobulweria becki (not recorded in HANZAB region)
TrindadeNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Ssp. arminjoniana of Herald Petrel elevated to Trindade Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana.
Westland
White-chinnedSplit:
– White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis;
– Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata (not in HANZAB region).
White-headed
White-napedSee note for White-necked Petrel.
White-neckedWhite-naped Petrel in NZCL 2022.

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Phalarope (Scolopacidae) 
GreyRed Phalarope (WLAB 4.1). Grey Phalarope (NZCL 2022)
Red
Red-necked
Wilson’sPhalaropus tricolor in NZCL 2022 but still Steganopus tricolor in WLAB 4.1, BLI 2022.
Pheasant (Phasianidae)
Common
Reeve’s
Silver
Wilson’s

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Pigeon (Columbidae) (See also Imperial-Pigeon, Rock-Pigeon)
Chatham IslandHemiphaga chathamensis. See note for New Zealand Pigeon.
Crested
FeralRock Pigeon in NZCL 2022.
MetallicWhite-throated Pigeon in HANZAB book – extinct in Australia but not elsewhere.
New ZealandSplit – ssp chathamensis elevated to Chatham Island Pigeon Hemiphaga chathamensis. (NZCL 2022)
NicobarNot in HANZAB book. WLAB 4.1 – vagrant. Caloenas nicobarica
Partridge
RockSee Feral Pigeon.
Spinifex
Squatter
Topknot
White-headedMetallic Pigeon (WLAB 4.1)
White-throated
Wonga
Pilotbird (Acanthizidae) Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book
Pilotbird
Pintail (Anatidae) 
BrownYellow-billed Pintail in BLI 2022
Eaton’sKnown as Southern Pintail in BLI 2022.
Northern
SouthernEaton’s Pintail in HANZAB book.
Yellow-billedBrown Pintail in HANZAB book.
Piopio (Turnagridae)
North IslandSee note for Piopio.
PiopioSplit in NZCL 2022, both extinct:
– North Island Piopio
Turnagra tanagra
– South Island Piopio Turnagra capensis
South IslandSee note for Piopio.
Pipits (Motacillidae)
AustralasianRetained in WLAB 4.1 but split in NZCL 2022:
– Australian pipit Anthus australis
– New Zealand Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae.
New ZealandSee note for Australasian Pipit
Pechora
Red-throated
Richard’s (See Australasian)
South Georgia
Tawny
TreeNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Anthus trivialis (WLAB 4.1)
Pittas (Pittidae)
Blue-winged
ElegantNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Pitta elegans. (WLAB 4.1)
FairyNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Pitta nympha. (WLAB 4.1)
HoodedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Pitta sordida. (WLAB 4.1)
Noisy
PapuanSee note for Red-bellied Pitta. Papuan Pitta Erythropitta macklotii. (WLAB 4.1)
Rainbow
Red-belliedSplit into many species. In HANZAB region: Papuan Pitta Erythropitta macklotii.

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Plains-wanderer (Pedionomidae)
Plains-wanderer
Plover (Charadriidae)
American GoldenScientific name Pluvialis dominicus in NZCL 2022. (Error? as dominica in other sources)
Black-fronted
Caspian
Common RingedWLAB 4.1 name for Ringed Plover
Double-bandedBanded Dotterel (NZCL 2022)
Eurasian Golden
Greater Sand WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022.(See Large Sand)
GreyNow polytypic.
HoodedNow Thinornis cucullatus and polytypic (Eastern Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus cucullatus, Western Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus tregellasi)(WLAB 4.1)
Kentish
Large SandNow known as Greater Sand Plover. (WLAB 4.1)
Lesser Sand WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022.
Known as Mongolian Plover in HANZAB book.
Little Ringed
MongolianNow known as Lesser Sand Plover
OrientalKnown as Oriental Dotterel in NZCL 2022.
Pacific Golden
Red-capped
RingedName change: Common Ringed Plover in WLAB 4.1.
SemipalmatedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Charadrius semipalmatus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022).
Shore
Three-banded

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Pratincole (Glareolidae)
Australian
CollaredNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Glareola pratincola (WLAB 4.1)
Oriental
Prion (Procellariidae) 
Antarctic
Broad-billed
Fairy
FulmarSubspecies revised.
Lesser Broad-billed (See Salvin’s)
MacGillivray’sSee note for Salvin’s Prion.
Salvin’sSplit:
– subspecies macgillivrayi elevated to MacGillivray’s Prion Pachyptila macgillivrayi.
Slender-billedKnown as Thin-billed Prion in NZCL 2022.
Thin-billedSee Slender-billed Prion.

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Pygmy-Goose (Anatidae)
Cotton
Green

Q

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Quail (Odontophoridae)
CaliforniaNow Callipepla californica (WLAB 4.1) Was in Family Phasianidae in WLAB 4.1.
Quail (Phasianidae) [See also Button-quail, Quail (Odontophoridae)
BrownSpecific name changed to Synoicus ypsilophorus
Common
KingNumber of extralimital subspecies increased by one.
Mountain
New Zealand
Stubble
Quail-thrush (Cinclosomatidae) 
ChestnutSpecific name change: now Cinclosoma castanotum (WLAB 4.1). Subspecies castanotus in HANZAB book now castanotum.
Chestnut-breastedSplit:
– subspecies marginatum elevated to Western Quail-thrush Cinclosoma marginatum (WLAB 4.1)
CinnamonSplit:
– subspecies alisteri elevated to Nullarbor Quail-thrush Cinclosoma alisteri (WLAB 4.1)
NullarborCinclosoma alisteri (WLAB 4.1). See note for Cinnamon Quail-thrush.
Spotted
WesternCinclosoma marginatum (WLAB 4.1). See note for Chestnut-breasted

R

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Rail (Rallidae) 
Auckland IslandSee note for Lewin’s
Buff-bandedGenus changed. Now Hypotaenidia philippensis (WLAB 4.1). Genus Gallirallus retained in NZCL 2022.
Chatham IslandGenus change – Cabalus modestus in NZCL 2022, BLI 2022.
Chestnut
Dieffenbach’sGenus not changed in NZCL 2022 but changed to Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii in BLI 2022.
Lewin’sGenus changed. Now Lewinia pectoralis (WLAB 4.1) Subspecies muelleri elevated to species Auckland Island Rail Lewinia muelleri. (NZCL 2022, BLI 2022)
PlumbeousNot in HANZAB book.
Slaty-breastedNot in HANZAB book. Lewinia striata – vagrant (WLAB4.1)
Raven (Corvidae)
Australian
Forest
Little

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Redpoll (Fringillidae)
CommonGenus change – Acanthis flammea (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Redshank (Scolopacidae)
Common
Spotted
Redthroat (Acanthizidae) Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Redthroat
Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalidae) Family change – Sylviidae in HANZAB book.
Australian
Clamorous (see Australian)
Oriental
Reeve (Scolopacidae)
Reeve (see Ruff)

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Riflebird (Paradisaeidae)
MagnificentGenus change – now Lophorina magnifica (WLAB 4.1)
ParadiseGenus change – now Lophorina paradisea (WLAB 4.1)
Victoria’sGenus change – now Lophorina victoriae (WLAB 4.1)
Rifleman (Acanthisittidae)
Rifleman
Ringed plover (see Plover)
Ringneck (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Australian

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Robin (Muscicapidae) (see also Robin (Petroicidae))
European
Siberian BlueNot in HANZAB book. Larvivora cyane. (WLAB 4.1)
Robin (Petroicidae) [see also Robin (Muscicapidae) and Scrub-robin and Tomtit]
Black
Buff-sidedSee note for White-browed Robin
Dusky
Eastern Yellow
Flame
Grey-headedSplit:
– subspecies cinereifrons elevated to Grey-headed Robin Heteromyias cinereifrons. (WLAB 4.1)
– other subspecies (all extralimital) now Ashy Robin Heteromyias albispecularis.
Hooded
MangroveGenus change – Peneoenanthe pulverulenta (WLAB 4.1)
New ZealandSplit:
– subspecies longipes elevated to North Island Robin Petroica longipes.
– remaining subspecies South Island Robin Petroica australis.
(NZCL 2022)
Norfolk IslandPetroica multicolor (WLAB 4.1) See note for Scarlet Robin.
North IslandSee note for New Zealand Robin.
Pale-yellow
Pink
Red-capped
Rose
ScarletSubspecies multicolor elevated to Norfolk Island Robin Petroica multicolor (WLAB 4.1).
Scarlet Robin now Petroica boodang.
South IslandSee note for New Zealand Robin
Western Yellow
White-breastedGenus change – Quoyornis georgianus (WLAB 4.1)
White-browedSplit:
– subspecies cerviniventris elevated to Buff-sided Robin Poecilodryas cerviniventris (WLAB 4.1)
– subspecies superciliosa now White-browed Robin Poecilodryas superciliosa (WLAB 4.1)
White-faced
Rock-Pigeon (Columbidae)
Chestnut-quilled
White-quilled
Rock-thrush (Muscicapidae)
Blue
Rockwarbler (Acanthizidae)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Rockwarbler
Roller (Coraciidae) 
Broad-billed
EuropeanNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Coracias garrulus (WLAB 4.1)
Rook (Corvidae) 
Rook
Rosella (Psittaculidae)Family change – Psittacidae in HANZAB book.
Crimson
Eastern
Green
Northern
Pale-headed
Western

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Ruff (Scolopacidae)
RuffGenus change – now Calidris pugnax. (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)

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Saddleback (Callaeidae)
North IslandSee note for Saddleback
SaddlebackSplit:
South Island Saddleback Philesturnus carunculatus;
North Island Saddleback Philesturnus rufusater. (NZCL 2022)
South IslandSee note for Saddleback
Sanderling (Scolopacidae)
SanderlingNow polytypic: alba (WLAB 4.1); rubida.
Sandpiper (Scolopacidae)
Baird’s
Broad-billedGenus change – now Calidris falcinellus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Buff-breastedGenus change – now Calidris subruficollis
Common
Cooper’s
Cox’s
Curlew
Green
Hybrid Calidris
Least
Marsh
Pectoral
Semipalmated
Sharp-tailed
Solitary
StiltGenus change – now Calidris himantopus. (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Terek
Upland
Western
White-rumped
Wood

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Scaup (Anatidae)
New Zealand
Scops-Owl (Strigidae)
Oriental Not in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Otus sunia (WLAB 4.1)
Scrub-bird (Atrichornithidae)
Noisy
Rufous
Scrubfowl (Megapodiidae)
Orange-footedSubspecies changes.
Scrub-robin (Petroicidae)
Northern
Southern
Scrubtit (Acanthizidae) Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
ScrubtitNow Acanthornis magna (WLAB 4.1).
Scrubwren (Acanthizidae)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Atherton
Large-billedSpecific name change: now Sericornis magnirostra (WLAB 4.1)
Tasmanian
Tropical
White-browed
Yellow-throated

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Sea-Eagle (Accipitridae)Order change – now in Accipitriformes
White-bellied

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Shag (Phalacrocoracidae) (See also Cormorants)
AntarcticNow subspecies bransfieldensis of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps (BLI 2022)
AucklandGenus change – now Leucocarbo colensoi
Auckland Island See Auckland
Black-faced
BountyName and genus change – now Bounty Island Shag Leucocarbo ranfurlyi (NZCL 2022). Known as Bounty Islands Shag in BLI 2022.
Bounty IslandSee note for Bounty Shag. Bounty Islands Shag in BLI 2022.
CampbellName and genus change – now Campbell Island Shag Leucocarbo campbelli.
Campbell IslandSee note for Campbell Shag
ChathamName and genus change – now Chatham Island Shag Leucocarbo onslowi
Chatham IslandSee Chatham
CrozetSubspecies melanogenis of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps (BLI 2022)
HeardNow subspecies nivalis of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps (WLAB 4.1)
ImperialHeard Shag and Macquarie Shag now subspecies of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps (WLAB 4.1). Macquarie Shag maintained as a separate species in NZCL 2022: Macquarie Island Shag Leucocarbo purpurascens.

Antarctic Shag
, South Georgian Shag, Crozet Shag now subspecies of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps (Birdlife International)
KerguelenGenus and name change – Kerguelen Islands Shag Leucocarbo verrucosus (BLI 2022)
Kerguelen IslandSee note for Kerguelen Shag
KingGenus change – Leucocarbo carunculatus (NZCL 2022). Now known as New Zealand King Shag (NZCL 2022), Rough-faced Shag (BLI 2022) – BLI followed.
Little BlackName in NZCL 2022. See Little Black Cormorant.
MacquarieNow subspecies purpurascens of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps (WLAB 4.1). Macquarie maintained as a separate species in NZCL 2022: Macquarie Island Shag Leucocarbo purpurascens.
Macquarie IslandName in NZCL 2022 for Macquarie Shag in HANZAB book.
New Zealand KingNZCL 2022 name for King Shag in HANZAB book. BLI name Rough-faced Shag followed.
PittName change: now Pitt Island Shag
Pitt IslandSee note for Pitt Shag
Rough-facedBLI 2022 name for King Shag in HANZAB book. See note for King Shag.
South GeorgianSubspecies of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps (Birdlife International)
SpottedGenus change – Phalacrocorax punctatus (NZCL 2022, BLI 2022)
StewartName and genus changed:
Now Stewart Island Shag Leucocarbo chalconotus.
Stewart IslandSee note for Stewart Shag.
Shearwater (Procellariidae)
Audubon’s
Buller’sGenus change – now Ardenna bulleri. (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
ChristmasKnown as Christmas Island Shearwater in NZCL 2022.
Christmas IslandSee Christmas Shearwater.
Cory’sSplit:
– subspecies diomedea now Scopoli’s shearwater Calonectris diomedea;
– subspecies borealis now Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis (only one in HANZAB region).
– subspecies edwardsii now Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii.
Flesh-footedGenus change – now Ardenna carneipes. Now also recorded in Antarctica (French Southern territories) (BLI)
Fluttering
GreatGenus change – now Ardenna gravis.
Heinroth’s Not in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Puffinus heinrothi (WLAB 4.1)
Hutton’s
LittleSubspecies elegans elevated to Subantarctic Shearwater Puffinus elegans (WLAB 4.1), known as Subantarctic Little Shearwater in NZCL 2022. Now recorded in Antarctica (French Southern Territories) (BLI)
ManxSplit:
– subspecies puffinus  elevated to Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus;
– subspecies newelli elevated to Newell’s Shearwater Puffinus newelli;
– subspecies auricularis elevated to Townsend’s Shearwater Puffinus auricularis
– other subspecies listed are now species but they do not occur within HANZAB region.
Newell’sPuffinus newelli. See notes for Manx Shearwater. Subspecies of Townsend’s Shearwater in NZCL 2022.
Pink-footedGenus change – now Ardenna creatopus.
Short-tailedGenus change – now Ardenna tenuirostris
SootyGenus change – now Ardenna grisea
Streaked
SubantarcticSee note for Little Shearwater
Subantarctic LittleSee note for Little Shearwater
Townsend’sNot in HANZAB book. Puffinus auricularis (NZCL 2022)
TropicalNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Puffinus bailloni (WLAB 4.1)
Wedge-tailedGenus change and now polytypic: Ardenna pacifica pacifica; Ardenna pacifica chlororhyncha.
Sheathbill (Chionididae) 
Black-faced
Pale-facedName and specific name change: now Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus
SnowySee note for Pale-faced Sheathbill
Shelduck (Anatidae) 
AustralianKnown as Chestnut-breasted Shelduck in NZCL 2022.
Chestnut-breastedSee Australian Shelduck
Paradise
RadjahGenus change – now Radjah radjah in WLAB 4.1.
Shoveler (Anatidae) 
AustralasianGenus changed. Now Spatula rhynchotis (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
NorthernGenus changed. Now Spatula clypeata
Shrike (Laniidae) 
Brown
Red-backed
TigerNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Lanius tigrinus (WLAB 4.1)
Shrike-thrush (Pachycephalidae)
Bower’s
Grey
Little
Sandstone
Shrike-tit (Falcunculidae) Family change – Pachycephalidae in HANZAB book.
CrestedSplit into three species:
Northern Shrike-tit Falcunculus whitei
Western Shrike-tit Falcunculus leucogaster
Eastern Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus.
EasternFalcunculus frontatus (WLAB 4.1). See note for Crested Shrike-tit
NorthernFalcunculus whitei (WLAB 4.1). See note for Crested Shrike-tit
WesternFalcunculus leucogaster (WLAB 4.1). See note for Crested Shrike-tit.

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Sierra-finch (Thraupidae)
MourningNot in HANZAB book.
Silvereye (Zosteropidae) 
Silvereye
Siskin (Fringillidae)
Siskin
Sittella (Neosittidae)
Varied

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Skua (Stercorariidae)Family was split from Laridae in HANZAB book.
ArcticSee Arctic Jaeger. Arctic Skua in NZCL 2022.
BrownCatharacta antarctica (WLAB 4.1). Known as Southern Skua in NZCL 2022. See note for Great Skua.
GreatSplit: subspecies lonnbergi, antarctica and hamiltoni now subspecies of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica (WLAB 4.1), which is known as Southern Skua Stercorarius antarcticus in NZCL 2022. Subspecies skua elevated to Great Skua Catharacta skua (BLI 2022).
PomarineSee Pomarine Jaeger. Pomarine Skua in NZCL 2022.
South Polar
SouthernSee Brown Skua
Skylark (Alaudidae)
Eurasian
SkylarkNow known as Eurasian Skylark (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)

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Snipe (Scolopacidae) (see also Painted-snipe
AucklandSee Subantarctic Snipe
Chatham Island
Latham’s
JapaneseNZCL 2022 name for Latham’s Snipe.
New ZealandSplit:
– subspecies iredalei elevated to South Island Snipe Coenocorypha iredalei ;
– subspecies barrierensis elevated to North Island Snipe Coenocorypha barrierensis;
– subspecies huegeli elevated to Snares Island Snipe Coenocorypha huegeli. (NZCL 2022).
Remaining subspecies now renamed to Subantarctic Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica (NZCL 2022) which is known as Auckland Snipe in BLI 2022.
North IslandSee note for New Zealand Snipe
Pin-tailed
South IslandSee note for New Zealand Snipe
Snares IslandSee note for New Zealand Snipe
SubantarcticSee note for New Zealand Snipe.
Swinhoe’s
Unidentified

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Songlark (Locustellidae)Family change – Sylviidae in HANZAB book.
Brown
Rufous

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Sparrow (Passeridae)
Eurasian Tree
House
Java
Sparrowhawk (Accipitridae)Order change – now in Accipitriformes
CollaredAccipiter cirrocephalus not Accipiter cirrhocephalus. Subspecies change.
JapaneseNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Accipiter gularis (WLAB 4.1)
Spinebill (Meliphagidae)

Eastern
Western
Spinifexbird (Locustellidae)Family change – Sylviidae in HANZAB book.
SpinifexbirdGenus change – Poodytes carteri (WLAB 4.1)
Spoonbill (Threskiornithidae)Order change – now in Pelecaniformes
Royal
Yellow-billed

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Starling (Sturnidae) 
Chestnut-cheekedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Agropsar philippensis (WLAB 4.1)
Common
Metallic
Purple-backedGenus change – Agropsar sturninus (WLAB 4.1)
Rose-backedName and Genus change – now Rosy Starling Pastor roseus (WLAB 4.1)
RosySee note for Rose-backed Starling.
Singing
Tasman
Stilt (Recurvirostridae)
Banded
Black
Black-wingedSubspecies leucocephalus of Himantopus himantopus in HANZAB book elevated to Himantopus leucocephalus and called Pied Stilt in WLAB 4.1. Still subspecies of Himantopus himantopus in NZCL 2022, BLI 2022. Called Pied Stilt in NZCL 2022 and Black-winged Stilt in BLI 2022.
PiedSee note for Black-winged Stilt.
Stint (Scolopacidae)) 
Little
Long-toed
Red-necked
Temminck’sNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Calidris temminckii.
Stitchbird (Notiomystidae)Family change – Meliphagidae in HANZAB book
Stitchbird
Stone-curlew (Burhinidae)WLAB 4.1name for Thick-knee. Still Thick-knee in BLI 2022.
Beach
Bush
Stork (Ciconiidae)
Black-neckedGenus change – Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (WLAB 4.1)
White
Storm-Petrel (Hydrobatidae)Family Hydrobatidae in HANZAB book split:
– Hydrobatidae now known as Northern Storm-Petrels
Oceanitidae known as Southern Storm-Petrels
Band-rumpedNot in HANZAB book. Hydrobates castro – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
Leach’sGenus changed and split:
– subspecies socorroensis split and evelevated to Townsend’s Storm-Petrel Hydrobates socorroensis and Ainley’s Storm-Petrel Hydrobates cheimomnestes (both extralimital);
– other subspecies remain with Leach’s Storm-Petrel but beali considered synonymous with leucorhoa which is now leucorhous.
Matsudaira’sGenus changed. Now Hydrobates matsudairae (WLAB 4.1).
Swinhoe’sNot in HANZAB book. Hydrobates monorhis – non-breeding (WLAB 4.1)
Tristram’sNot in HANZAB book. Hydrobates tristrami – vagrant (WLAB4.1)
Storm-petrel (Oceanitidae)Family not in HANZAB book. Family Hydrobatidae in HANZAB book split:
– Hydrobatidae now known as Northern Storm-Petrels
Oceanitidae known as Southern Storm-Petrels
Black-bellied
Grey-backedGenus changed – Garrodia nereis (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
KermadacSee note for White-faced Storm-Petrel
New CaledonianNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant? Fregetta lineata (WLAB 4.1)
New ZealandFregetta maoriana. Subspecies maorianus split from Wilson’s Storm-Petrel. (NZTCS 2022, WLAB 4.1).
PolynesianNot in HANZAB book. Nesofregetta fuliginosa – vagrant (WLAB 4.1)
White-bellied
White-facedSplit:
– subspecies albiclunis elevated to Kermadec Storm- Petrel Pelagodroma albiclunis (NZCL 2022) but not in BLI 2022 and other taxonomies. BLI 2022 followed.
Wilson’sSplit: subspecies maorianus now a separate species, New Zealand Storm-Petrel Fregetta maoriana (WLAB 4.1)

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Sunbird (Nectariniidae) 
Olive-backed
Yellow-belliedName and Genus change – now Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis Subspecies frenata now frenatus (WLAB 4.1)

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Swallow (Hirundinidae) 
Barn
Chilean
HouseSee note for Pacific Swallow.
PacificSplit: House Swallow Hirundo javanica; Tahiti Swallow Hirundo tahitica.
Red-rumpedGenus change – Cecropis daurica (WLAB 4.1)
Welcome
White-backedSpecific name change – now Cheramoeca leucosterna (WLAB 4.1)
Swamphen (Rallidae)
PurpleSee note for South-west Pacific Swamphen. Subspecies changes – see account.
South-west Pacific Porphyrio melanotus (NZCL 2022) Remains subspecies melanotus of Purple Swamphen in WLAB 4.1. See Purple Swamphen.
Swan (Anatidae) 
Black
Mute
Swift (Apodidae) (see also Needletail)Order change: Apodiformes in HANZAB book, Caprimulgiformes in WLAB 4.1. Still in Apodiformes in NZCL 2022.
Common
Fork-tailed
HouseApus nipalensis (WLAB 4.1)
Papuan Spine-tailedNot in HANZAB book. Mearnsia novaeguineae – vagrant (WLAB4.1)
Swiftlet (Apodidae)Order change: Apodiformes in HANZAB book, Caprimulgiformes in WLAB 4.1
Australian
GlossySplit: four extralimital subspecies allied to subspecies linchi now Cave Swiftlet Collocalia linchi.
UniformFour additional subspecies.
White-rumpedThe two Australian subspecies now a separate species Australian Swiftlet Aerodramus terraereginae (WLAB 4.1)

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Taiko (Procellariidae)
Chatham IslandNZCL 2022 name for Magenta Petrel.
Takahe (Rallidae)
North IslandPorphyrio mantelli. See note for Takahe.
South IslandPorphyrio hochstetteri. See note for Takahe.
TakaheSplit:
North Island Takahe Porphyrio mantelli;
South Island Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri. (NZCL 2022, BLI 2022)
Tattler (Scolopacidae)
Grey-tailed
WanderingGenus change – now Tringa incana. (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)

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Teal (Anatidae)
AndeanChilean Teal in HANZAB book.
AucklandKnown as Auckland Island Teal (NZCL 2022)
Auckland IslandSee Auckland Teal.
Blue-wingedGenus change: now Spatula discors
Brown
CampbellKnown as Campbell Island Teal in NZCL 2022.
Campbell IslandSee Campbell Teal
Chestnut
ChileanAndean Teal in BLI 2022.
CommonNot in HANZAB book. WLAB 4.1 – vagrant. Anas crecca
Grey
Tern (Laridae)
Australian Gull-billedSee note for Gull-billed Tern
AleutianNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Onychoprion aleuticus (WLAB 4.1)
Antarctic
Arctic
Black
Black-frontedGenus change (specific name changed as a result) – now Chlidonias albostriatus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Black-naped
BridledScientific name change – now Onychoprion aleuticus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
CaspianGenus change – now Hydroprogne caspia (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Common
Common Gull-billedSee note for Gull-billed Tern
CrestedName and Genus change – Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii (WLAB 4.1). Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii in NZCL 2022.
FairyGenus change – now Sternula nereis (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Greater CrestedWLAB 4.1 name for Crested Tern. See note for Crested Tern.
Grey-backedNot in HANZAB book. Onychoprion lunatus (NZCL 2022)
Gull-billedGenus change – now Gelochelidon nilotica (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022). Split: Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica; Australian Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon macrotarsa. (WLAB 4.1)
Australian Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica macrotarsa in NZCL 2022.
Kerguelen
Lesser CrestedGenus change – now Thalasseus bengalensis.
LittleGenus changed – now Sternula albifrons (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Roseate
Saunders’sGenus change – now Sternula saundersi (WLAB 4.1)
SootyGenus changed – Onychoprion fuscatus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
WhiskeredChlidonias hybridus (NZCL 2022)
White
White-fronted
White-winged BlackGenus change – Chlidonias leucopterus (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
Ternlet (Laridae)
GreySplit:
– subspecies albivittus, skottsbergii, imitatrix now subspecies in Grey Noddy Anous albivittus;
– other subspecies in HANZAB book now Blue Noddy Anous ceruleus (not in HANZAB region).

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Thick-knee (Burhinidae)Now Stone-curlew (WLAB 4.1). Still Thick-knee in BLI 2022.
Beach
Bush
Thornbill (Acanthizidae)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Brown
Buff-rumped
Chestnut-rumped
Inland
Mountain
Slaty-backed
Slender-billed
Striated
Tasmanian
Western
Yellow
Yellow-rumped
Thrush (Turdidae)(see also Rock-Thrush) Family change – subfamily Turdinae in Muscicapidae in HANZAB book.
Bassian
EyebrowedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Turdus obscurus. (WLAB 4.1)
Hermit
Island
Russet-tailed
SiberianNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Geokichla sibirica (WLAB 4.1)
Song

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Tomtit (Petroicidae) 
New ZealandKnown as Tomtit in NZCL 2022.
TomtitName in NZCL 2022 for New Zealand Tomtit
SnaresSubspecies dannefaerdi of New Zealand Tomtit elevated to Petroica dannefaerdi in BLI 2022 but not in NZCL 2022.

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Treecreeper (Climacteridae)
Black-tailedSpecific name change: now Climacteris melanurus (WLAB 4.1)
Brown
Red-browed
RufousSpecific name change: now Climacteris rufus (WLAB 4.1)
White-browed
White-throatedSpecific name change: now Cormobates leucophaea (WLAB 4.1)
Triller (Campephagidae)
Long-tailed
Varied
White-wingedSplit:
– subspecies  tricolor elevated to White-winged Triller Lalage tricolor. (WLAB 4.1, NZCL 2022)
– subspecies sueurii now white-shouldered triller (Lalage sueurii) (Extralimital)
Tropicbird (Phaethontidae)Order change – now in Phaetontiformes
Red-billedNot in HANZAB book. WLAB 4.1 – vagrant. Phaethon aethereus
Red-tailed
White-tailed

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Tui (Meliphagidae)
Tui
Turkey (Phasianidae)Family change – Meleagrididae in HANZAB book
Feral
Wild (see Feral)
Turnstone (Scolopacidae)
Ruddy
Turtle-Dove (Columbidae)
LaughingNow Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis (WLAB 4.1)
OrientalNot in HANZAB book. WLAB 4.1 – vagrant. Streptopelia orientalis
RedNot in HANZAB book. In WLAB 4.1.
SpottedNow Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis (WLAB 4.1)

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Twite (Fringillidae)
Twite

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Tyrant (see Ground-Tyrant)

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Vulture (Cathartidae)
TurkeyNot in HANZAB book.

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Wagtail (Rhipiduridae) Family change – Dicruridae in HANZAB book.
Willie
Wagtail (Motacillidae)
Black-backedNow subspecies lugens of White Wagtail. Text for Black-backed Wagtail retained until merged with White Wagtail text.
Citrine
ForestNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Dendronanthus indicus (WLAB 4.1)
Grey
White
Western YellowMotacilla flava. See note for Yellow Wagtail.
YellowSplit:
– Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis, subspecies tschutschensis and taivana in WLAB 4.1.
– Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava vagrant Antarctica.
Warbler (Acanthizidae) [See also Warbler (Phylloscopidae) and Grasshopper-warbler]Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Chatham Island
Grey
SpeckledGenus change – Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (WLAB 4.1)
Warbler (Phylloscopidae)Family not in HANZAB book.
ArcticIn family Sylviidae in HANZAB book. Split:
– Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis (monotypic)
Kamchatka Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus examinandus (monotypic)
– Japanese Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus xanthodryas (monotypic).
DuskyNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Phylloscopus fuscatus (WLAB 4.1)
Yellow-browedNot in HANZAB book. Vagrant. Phylloscopus inornatus (WLAB 4.1)
WillowIn family Sylviidae in HANZAB book.
Watercock (Rallidae) 
Watercock
Waterhen (Rallidae)
White-breastedNot in HANZAB book. Amaurornis phoenicurus (WLAB 4.1) Now breeding resident.
Wattlebird (Meliphagidae)
Little
Red
Western
Yellow

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Weaver (Ploceidae)
Golden
Wedgebill (Psophodidae) Family change – Cinclosomatidae in HANZAB book.
Chiming
Chirruping
Weebill (Acanthizidae)Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book
Weebill
Weka (Rallidae) 
Weka

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Wheatear (Muscicapidae) 
Isabelline
Mountain
Whimbrel (Scolopacidae)
AmericanNumenius hudsonicus in NZCL 2022. See note for Whimbrel
EurasianSee Whimbrel.
LittleName in NZCL 2022 for Little Curlew.
WhimbrelCalled Eurasian Whimbrel (NZCL 2022).
Subspecies hudsonicus elevated to American Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus (NZCL 2022 but not WLAB 4.1)
Whipbird (Psophodidae)Family change – Cinclosomatidae in HANZAB book.
Eastern
Western
Whistler (Pachycephalidae) 
BrownSee note for Grey Whistler.
Gilbert’s
Golden
GreySplit: subspecies peninsulae now Grey-headed Whistler Pachycephala griseiceps peninsulae.
Grey Whistler now known as Brown Whistler Pachycephala simplex.
Grey-headedPachycephala griseiceps (WLAB 4.1). See note for Grey Whistler.
Mangrove Golden
Olive
Red-lored
Rufous
White-breasted
Whistle-Duck (Anatidae)
Plumed
SpottedNot in HANZAB book
Wandering
White-eye (Zosteropidae) (see also Silvereye)
Ashy-belliedSee note for Pale White-eye.
Australian YellowSee note for Yellow
Christmas Island
PaleNow Ashy-bellied White-eye Zosterops citrinella (WLAB 4.1)
Robust
Slender-billed
White-chested
YellowNow known as Australian Yellow White-eye (WLAB 4.1)
Whiteface (Acanthizidae)  Family change – Pardalotidae in HANZAB book.
Banded
Chestnut-breasted
Southern
Whitehead (Mohouidae) Family change in Pachycephalidae in HANZAB book
Whitehead
Whitethroat (Sylviidae)
Whitethroat

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Widowbird (Ploceidae)
Widowbird
Wigeon (Anatidae)
Chiloe
EurasianNot in HANZAB book – vagrant. Mareca penelope
Winter (Petroicidae)
Jacky

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Woodhen (Rallidae)
Lord HoweSee not for Woodhen
WoodhenName and Genus changed. Now Lord Howe Woodhen Hypotaenidia sylvestris (WLAB 4.1)
Woodswallow (Artamidae)
Black-faced
Dusky
Little
Masked
White-breasted
White-browed

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Wren (Acanthisittidae) (see also Emu-wren, Fairy-wren, Fieldwren, Grasswren, Heathwren, Scrubwren)
Bush
Lyall’sNZCL 2022 name for Stephens Island Wren
Rock
Stephens IslandName in HANZAB book for Lyall’s Wren in NZCL 2022. Still Stephen’s island Wren in BLI 2022.
Wrybill (Charadriidae)
Wrybill

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Wydah (see Widowbird)

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Yellowhammer (Emberizidae)
Yellowhammer
Yellowhead (Mohouidae)Family change in Pachycephalidae in HANZAB book
Yellowhead
Yellowlegs (Scolopacidae)
Lesser

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife Australia (2023). HANZAB Index+. [Text before updates sourced from: Marchant, S. et al (eds) 1990-2006 Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds.Volume 1 to 7.] Birdlife Australia. Birdlife Australia. Last modified 2023-12-12 01:10. Source: https://hanzab.birdlife.org.au/hanzab-contents/ Accessed: July 15, 2024 Time Zone: +10:00