OSME

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The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) "exists to collect, collate and publish data on all aspects of the Ornithology of the Middle East region". This region includes the Caucasus and Central Asia: click on the map for a larger image or see the OSME website for more details.

OSME publish the OSME Region List (ORL) which aims to provide a definitive list of bird taxa that have been recorded in the OSME Region. This extremely thorough work has kindly been made available to BUBO Listing, and the version of it we use for Middle East lists, based on ORL v2.3, is shown below. The ORL details "taxa" rather than just species so in order to uses species level as we do in BUBO Listing we have applied the following guidelines to determine whether to include an ORL taxon:

  • it is a parent taxon without defined species, allospecies or semispecies
  • it is a species (and not a parent taxon)
  • it is an allospecies or semispecies
  • it's taxonomy is uncertain, but no parent taxon is included

The reader is urged to refer to the official ORL, in particular its "ornithological basis", for further detail and explanations.

We intend to introduce country-specific lists based on the ORL in future.

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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