NAMES OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS

Comparison between various lists of bird names

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The tables given below give comparisons between various Bird Lists.  Additional comparitive lists will be added
 as they become available.  Generally the lists give numbers, common names and scientific names of each of the birds
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The Roberts VII names were supplied during 2000.  Since then a revised list following the systematics of Sibley
 has been issued.  This is very different to the list given below.  Nothing will be changed on the website 
until Roberts VII actually appears, as it is possible that there will be further name changes.

Roberts VI compared to Howard & Moore (1984) used by Collect Birds on Stamps (4th Edition)

Howard & Moore (1984) compared to Roberts VI

  Howard & Moore (2nd Edition) compared to Roberts VI
Collect Birds on Stamps (5th Edition) uses H & M (2) as a basis for names and numbers.  All SA birds are listed in H & M order.  Corrections to CBOS numbers are noted

Roberts VI compared to provisional Roberts VII names

Roberts VII (provisional names) compared to Roberts VI (using Roberts VI numbers)
Roberts VII names compiled by members of the International Ornithological Committee and kindly supplied by Sharon Hampson from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology - see contacts

Roberts VI compared to proposed new Afrikaans names

Proposed new Afrikaans names compare to Roberts VI
List of new Afrikaans names supplied by
Dr Morne de la Rey

Roberts VI compared to Clements 2000

Clements 2000 compared to Roberts VI
Clememnts 2000 is the checklist favoured by most bird stamp collectors.