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The African Bird Club (ABC) aims to "provide a worldwide focus for African ornithology." It covers the following geographic area (defined in detail on the ABC website):

  • Continental Africa
  • Indian Ocean islands west of 80° East, e.g. Madagascar, Mascarene islands and Socotra
  • Atlantic Ocean on or east of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, e.g. Tristan de Cunha group, Azores and Canaries

Within BUBO Listing, the ABC authority can be applied to lists for the entire African region plus certain countries therein, namely Algeria, Ascension Island, Azores, Botswana, BurundiCanary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Comoros Archipelago, DjiboutiEgypt, EritreaEthiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, LibyaMadagascar, Madeira, MalawiMali, Mauritius, Morocco, MozambiqueNamibia, Réunion, RwandaSão Tomé and PríncipeSenegal, Seychelles, Socotra, SomaliaSouth Africa, St Helena, SudanSwazilandTanzania, TogoTristan da Cunha Archipelago, TunisiaUganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

You can view the official ABC African checklist on the ABC website, and the BUBO Listing version of it (with French names in the notes column) below. Note that we exclude those species which are of disputable species status, and the recently discovered but as yet undescribed "Toha Sunbird". Thanks to the ABC Council for providing us with the full ABC list.

Either select the species to add by first selecting the authority to copy it from, then the particular species, or enter a new species directly below.

NB: Likely authorities hard-coded for now, but dropdown should ideally be restricted to parents of current authority only.

If selecting from another authority, you can still update the information below before adding the species.

NB: Species name is defaulted from the previous species row and should of course be overwritten!.

NB: Genus is defaulted from the previous species row but may need overwriting; specific needs to be entered in either case.

NB: Species id will be taken from the corresponding species on the authority being copied from, otherwise enter 0 for a totally new species.

NB: Need a way to enter a new family if required.

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.

Delete species

NB: Species name for the old taxon should be updated to differentiate it from the split taxa using a '/' or '[group]', e.g. Species A/Species B or Species A [group].

NB: Scientific should also be updated similarly, e.g. Genus specific A/specific B or Genus specific A [group].

NB: Split species must previously have been added through Add Species. Currently allow for split into 5 species.

NB: Ideally this should be done through a species lookup rather than direct entry of id.

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.

NB: Species name for the old taxon should be updated to differentiate it from the split taxa using '[lumped]', e.g. Species A [lumped].

NB: Scientific should also be updated, using '[lumped]' or brackets for the old specific name, e.g. Genus specific [lumped] or Genus [specific] subspecific.

NB: Lumped species must already exist.

NB: Ideally this should be done through a species lookup rather than direct entry of id.

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.

Apply Taxonomic Updates

This will update all user lists according to the edited taxonomy and should only be done when all edits are complete.

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