Notes on the Checklist of Thai birds October 2018

The revised checklist of Thai birds ver. October 2018 can be downloaded here

สำหรับรายชื่อนกเมืองไทย ฉบับปรับปรุงล่าสุด (ตุลาคม 2561) สามารถดาวน์โหลดได้ ที่นี่

Family Anatidae

Baikal Teal : genus changed to Sibirionetta

Garganey & Northern Shoveler : genus changed to Spatula

Gadwall, Falcated Duck & Eurasian Wigeon : genus changed to Mareca


Family Procellariidae

Addition : Bulwer’s Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii) นกจมูกหลอดบุลเวอร์


Family Threskiornithidae

Addition : African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) นกช้อนหอยขาวแอฟริกา; Category C (introduced, with feral breeding stock apparently self-supporting)


Family Rallidae

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) split and changed to Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus); note the race ‘viridis’ now treated as subspecies of P. poliocephalus


Family Gruidae

Sarus Crane : genus changed to Antigone


Family Haematopodidae

Addition : Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) นกพรานหอย


Family Scolopacidae

Addition : Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) นกชายเลนอกลาย

Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper & Ruff : genus changed to Calidris


Family Laridae

Addition : Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini) นกนางนวลปลายปากเหลือง


Family Columbidae

Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) split and common name changed to Eastern Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis)


Family Cuculidae

Asian Drongo Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris) split and common name changed to Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris)


Family Tytonidae

Eurasian Barn Owl (Tyto alba) split and changed to Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica)



Family Podargidae

Blyth’s Frogmouth : Thai name changed to นกปากกบจุดดำ


Family Apodidae

Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta) split and changed to Plume-toed Swiftlet (Collocalia affinis)


Family Coraciidae

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) split and changed to Indochinese Roller (Coracias affinis)


Family Picidae

Pale-headed Woodpecker (Gecinulus grantia) moved to Category F (occurrence of apparent hybrid individuals without proof of genuine pure individuals)


Family Calyptomenidae

Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis) moved to new family Calyptomenidae


Family Pittidae

Eared, Blue-naped, Blue-rumped, Rusty-naped, Giant, Blue, Bar-bellied, Malay Banded & Gurney’s Pitta : genus changed to Hydrornis

Garnet Pitta : genus changed to Erythropitta


Family Vangidae

Flycatcher-shrikes, Woodshrikes & Philentomas subsumed to Vangidae


Family Campephagidae

Addition : Grey-throated Minivet (Pericrocotus montanus) นกพญาไฟคอเทาปักษ์ใต้

Lesser, Black-winged & Indochinese Cuckooshrike : genus changed to Lalage


Family Platylophidae

Crested Jay (Platylophus galericulatus) moved to new family Platylophidae


Family Corvidae

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) split and changed to White-faced Jay (Garrulus leucotis)

Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) split and changed to Oriental Magpie (Pica serica)

Addition : Rook (Corvus frugilegus) อีกาโคนปากขาว; Category D (seen in apparently wild state but possibility of escape or release from captivity not excluded)


Family Alaudidae

Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) split and changed to Mongolian Short-toed Lark (Calandrella dukhunensis)


Family Pycnonotidae

Addition : Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) นกปรอดก้นแดง; Category F (occurrence of apparent hybrid individuals without proof of genuine pure individuals)

Addition : Ayeyarwady Bulbul (Pycnonotus blanfordi) นกปรอดอิรวดี

Streak-eared Bulbul : split and scientific name changed to Pycnonotus conradi

Addition : Baker’s Bulbul (Iole cinnamomeoventris) นกปรอดเล็กตะนาวศรี


Family Hirundinidae

Grey-throated Sand Martin (Riparia chinensis) common name changed to Asian Plain Martin

Common Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) common name changed to Collared Sand Martin

Addition : Pale Sand Martin (Riparia diluta) นกนางแอ่นทรายสีจาง


Family Acrocephalidae

Addition : Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata) นกพงขอบหางขาว


Family Locustellidae

Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler : genus changed to Helopsaltes


Family Timaliidae

Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus ferruginosus) split and changed to Brown-crowned Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus phayrei)

Chestnut-winged Babbler : genus changed to Cyanoderma

Deignan’s, Rufous-fronted & Golden Babbler : genus changed to Cyanoderma

Pin-striped Tit Babbler : genus changed to Mixornis


Family Pellorneidae

Limestone Wren Babbler (Turdinus crispifrons) split to Greyish Limestone Babbler (Turdinus crispifrons) นกจู๋เต้นเขาหินปูน and Rufous Limestone Babbler (Turdinus calcicola) นกจู๋เต้นสระบุรี


Family Leiothrichidae

Grey-cheeked Fulvetta : split and common name changed to Yunnan Fulvetta (Alcippe fratercula)


Family Zosteropidae

Japanese White-eye : split and changed to Swinhoe’s White-eye (Zosterops simplex) นกแว่นตาขาวหลังเขียว; note race ‘williamsoni’ and ‘erwini’  (resident taxa in mangrove forest) now treated as conspecific with Z. simplex

Oriental White-eye : split and changed to Indian White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) นกแว่นตาขาวสีทอง

Everett’s White-eye : split and changed to Hume’s White-eye (Zosterops auriventer) นกแว่นตาขาวสีเหลืองปักษ์ใต้


Family Sturnidae

Vinous-breasted Myna : split and scientific name changed to Acridotheres leucocephalus


Family Turdidae

Addition : Himalayan Thrush (Zoothera salimalii) นกเดินดงหิมาลัย


Family Muscicapidae

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae) split and changed to Indochinese Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis sumatrensis)

White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) split and changed to Himalayan Shortwing (Brachypteryx cruralis)

White-tailed Rubythroat (Calliope pectoralis) split and changed to Chinese Rubythroat (Calliope tschebaiewi)

Addition : Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) นกจับแมลงพันธุ์ยุโรป

White-capped Water Redstart : genus changed to Phoenicurus

Eastern Stonechat (Saxicola stejnegeri) lumped and scientific name changed to Saxicola maurus


Family Dicaeidae

Addition : Cambodian Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cambodianum) นกกาฝากอกสีเนื้อ


Family Emberizidae

Addition : Pine Bunting (Emberiza leucocephalos) นกจาบปีกอ่อนป่าสน