Additions to the IOC Western Palearctic list

17 Dec 2018 08:16 #1536 by Graeme Joynt
Four more addition to the Western Palearctic list in recent weeks, including two Nearctic vagrants recorded in Oct 2018: Western Kingbird (Flores, Azores) and Blue Grosbeak (Corvo, Azores). The other two are additions to the Category C list in Portugal: Pin-tailed Whydah and Scaly-breasted Munia.

As part of the Portuguese review of Category C birds, it was concluded that Chestnut Munia was added incorrectly and was never self-sustaining. It has therefore been removed from the WP list.

Many thanks to the Bubo guys for their speedy updates again.

Graeme Joynt

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28 Feb 2019 12:56 #1553 by Graeme Joynt
Another addition to the Western Palearctic list, the record of a Jouanin's Petrel in Kuwait (May 2018) has now been formally accepted by KORC.

Two Category C species have been removed following the publication of the new official German List: Swan Goose and Yellow-headed Amazon.

Steppe Grey Shrike is also removed following the IOC decision to 'lump' this form within Great Grey Shrike.

Thanks to the Bubo guys for the usual speedy updates.

Cheers, Graeme Joynt

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05 Apr 2019 11:16 #1557 by Graeme Joynt
Another addition to the WP list. Asian House Martin has now been added, on the basis of a bird found dead in Lithuania in Oct 2016.

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29 Jun 2019 14:50 #1575 by Graeme Joynt
The Spanish have added 4 species to their Category C list and these have now been added to the IOC Western Pal list on BUBO. They are:

Red-masked Parakeet Psittacara erythrogenys
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes

The first 3 are best found in the Valencia area and the last around Malaga.

The latest IOC update (9.2) added Stejneger's Scoter to the WP list as a split but removed Barbary Falcon, which is now lumped with Peregrine.

Thanks to the BUBO guys for the quick updates.

Cheers, Graeme Joynt

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