Taxonomic update — August 2012
Taxonomic update -- August 2012
Photo: Brian Sullivan
Date: August 20, 2012

These taxonomic updates involve three major elements. First, we must change the common name, scientific name, family, order, sort order, and several other elements everywhere that the name is used in our database. Second, we must add in a number of entirely new taxa, including newly described species, new hybrids that eBirders would like to report, or new groups that may someday become species.

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