Zoological Nomenclature Resource

Zoological nomenclature data:

Birds of the World -- current valid scientific avian names.

IOC World Bird List.
Sibley&Monroe; AOU Checklist (7th Ed.) with supplements; Howard & Moore Checklist 3rd Ed. with Corrigenda; and additional current literature.
At present (2018) the checklist mainly follows the IOC World Bird Checklist (Gill and Donsker). At present it follows version 7.3.
Subspecies follow Handbook Birds of the World (as available), Howard & Moore Checklist 3rd Ed., and additional current literature.
Subspecies listed in alphabetical order within species.
All errors, mistakes, stupidities, misinterpretations and misunderstandings (and GOD KNOWS there are alot of them) are the sole responsibilities of Alan P. Peterson, M.D. ANYTHING of value (real or apparent) in this website unquestionably should be credited to someone else.

Richmond Index images -- Genus group names
Richmond Index images -- species group level names (species & subspecies)
Birds of the World -- historical analysis of taxonomic activity.
Under construction

Dedicated to

Alan P. Peterson, M.D.
POB 1999
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0999