normal Additions to the IOC Western Palearctic list

5 months 3 days ago #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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2 months 3 weeks ago #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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1 month 2 weeks ago #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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