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Our goal on behalf of the International Ornithological Congress (IOC) is to facilitate communication in ornithology and conservation through the use of a standard set of English names of the world bird species. To this end we provide a complete list of the extant birds of the world that we update regularly to include changes of names, additions of newly described species as well as proposed splits and lumps, and taxonomic comments. The names adopted and recommended follow explicit guidelines for spelling and construction that increase clarity and consistent application. The IOC list of world bird species is available through Avibase, thanks to Denis LePage and Bird Studies Canada. The powerful Avibase database allows users to create checklists for different localities using alternative world lists. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Birds of North and Middle America Checklist is the official source on the taxonomy of birds found in North and Middle America, including adjacent islands. This list is produced by the North American Classification Committee (NACC), an official committee of the American Ornithologists' Union. The geographic area covered includes North and Central America from the North Pole to the boundary of Panama and Colombia, including the adjacent islands under the jurisdiction of the included nations; the Hawaiian Islands; Clipperton Island; Bermuda; The West Indies, including the Bahama Islands, the Greater Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles (ending with Grenada); and Swan, Providencia, and San Andrés Islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Greenland is not included in the coverage of the Seventh Edition of the Check-list, although it was included in earlier editions and will be in the next edition. ... [Information of the supplier]
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