I have been looking at the IOC World Bird List website to check on the latest correct names for birds. I have discovered the following changes which I was not aware of:-
Previous name – Latest Name – Date of Change
Purple Swamphen – Western Swamphen – 2015
Thekla Lark – Thekla’s Lark – 2017
I’m sure there are many occasions when we do not use the latest name for a bird but I will endeavour to get this right in the future.
The website can be visited by following this link IOS World Bird List