IOC Draft taxonomy revision 14.1

The IOC recently released a draft of Taxanomic revision 14.2 which elevated 45 sub-species to full species. This had the effect of giving me 14 “armchair ticks”. The new species added to my life list are Yellow-billed Egret, Plumed Egret, Northern Black-throated Trogon (this doesn’t count as a new species as I have not seen the species from which this was split), Atlantic Black-throated Trogon, Rufous-backed Dwarf Kingfisher, Blue-eared Barbet, Eastern Hooded Pitta, Madagascar Martin, Supertramp Fantail, Pink-breasted Fantail, Fire-throated Flowerpecker, Ornate Sunbird, Palawan Sunbird, Sahul Sunbird and Flores Sea Sunbird.