Sunday, October 23, 2016

Scythebill 13.2.5 - IOC 6.4, and a few fixes

Scythebill 13.2.5 is here! As always, download here, and let me know if you have any problems, either on Google+Facebook, or by email.   This release includes the brand-new IOC 6.4 checklist, as well as a few bug fixes.

IOC 6.4 taxonomy


The IOC 6.4 taxonomy was just made available, and Scythebill already supports it!  This includes 4 splits and three lumps;  see the full list here.

Along with this taxonomy, Scythebill supports another two set of name translations for IOC - Icelandic and Indonesian (in each case, the species found in that country only).

Bugs fixed


Three report options could break if you used extended taxonomies - "First Records", "Subspecies", and "Sp/Hybrid".

The "Sp/Hybrid?" report option did not work entirely correctly with the IOC taxonomy;  it would sometimes show "spuh"s of eBird/Clements groups even when you only requested "species".

Checklist improvements


Phil T. contributed a series of checklist fixes.  Other improvements included:
  • Several species missing from each of the Sumatra and Java checklists.
  • The range of Large vs. Dark Hawk-Cuckoo was off.
  • Perija Tapaculo and Baliem Whistler were entirely missing from any checklists.
  • Several first country and state records are included, such as those from the Siberian Accentor invasion of Europe.