Pitta name change

Without sounding bitta about it, why are we Antipodeans last to know about, and did we have any input into, the name change fro Red-bellied to Papuan Pitta?

Tears not Cheers

Michael
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> 1. IOC7.1 has changed Red-bellied Pitta (Tania Ireton)
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> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:04:42 +1000
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> Has anyone noticed that the latest IOC list, version 7.1, has split
> Red-bellied Pitta, Erythropitta erythrogaster? The common name for
> Red-bellied Pitta has disappeared. The scientific name now belongs to
> Phillipine Pitta and the bird in Australia is now the Papuan Pitta,
> Erythropitta macklotii (sub-species digglesi).
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