OBC

The Oriental Bird Club (OBC) "is for birders and ornithologists around the world who are interested in birds of the Oriental region and their conservation."

The geographical area covered by the OBC is bounded in the west by the Indus river, Pakistan through India and south-east Asia; in the east by the Wallacea line, East Indonesia; Mongolia, north-east Russia (E of 90°E) and Japan in the north; and the Lesser Sundas and Christmas Island in the south. Within BUBO Listing, the OBC authority can be applied to lists for this Oriental region as well as certain countries therein. (We will be introducing more countries gradually.)

The OBC published An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Oriental Region in 1996 and provides an update to this on their website. This is the most up to date "official" list but there have been several taxonomic changes and new species discoveries since then. Hence BUBO Listing is using an "unofficial" OBC checklist, applying generally accepted recent changes. This list was kindly supplied by Krys Kazmierczak and is as used on Oriental Bird Images. BUBO Listing will update this as soon as another update is available from the OBC.

For countries within the Oriental region that do not have a specific authority of their own (e.g. India), BUBO Listing uses an appropriate subset of this OBC List based largely on the distribution data provided by Clements and Avibase: if you notice any omissions or errors with these OBC country lists then please let us know.

Species currently considered as comprising the OBC List for BUBO Listing purposes are shown below.

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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