Although the UK400 club is primarily concerned with birding in Britain and Ireland, they do also provide a Western Palearctic base-list. Whilst the UK400 club is not an official body, its base-list for the region is kept up to date, although its taxonomic decisions are not fully documented. As with the UK400 list for Britain & Ireland, this base-list takes a more liberal approach to splitting and potential escapes than does the AERC. It is assumed that the UK400 club's Western Palearctic list refers to the same geographical area as that of the AERC, i.e. the area used by Birds of the Western Palearctic.

The list used by BUBO Listing for this authority is that published in January 2008. Some of the updates in this version of the list involve splitting existing species, including Cape Verde Storm Petrel Oceanodroma jabejabe, American Sandwich Tern Sterna acuflavida, Long-billed Crested Lark Galerida macrorhyncha, Gran Canaria Blue Tit Cyanistes hedwigii, Egyptian Nile Swallow Hirundo savignii, North American Barn Swallow Hirundo erythrogaster, Egyptian Yellow Wagtail Motacilla pygmae, African/Arabian Scrub Warbler Scotocerca saharae/inquieta, Madeiran Chaffinch Fringilla madeirensis, Asian/African Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus/alienus. In addition, Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii, Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus and Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica have been added, in addition to several introduced species, whilst Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja has been removed.

Dec 2009 - Desert Grey Shrike (Lanius elegans) added
Feb 2011 - Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus) added

Species currently considered as comprising the UK400 Western Palearctic 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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