The Indian Subcontinent checklist is based on the Oriental Bird Club list for the Oriental region. An appropriate subset of this list is used, based largely on the distribution and status data provided by Avibase and Birds of South Asia1. Note that the OBC taxonomy has not been updated for many years, so we now recommend using the IOC list for the Subcontinent.
July 2020: The OBC list does not seem to be maintained by OBC any more, and has not had recent, generally accepted, taxonomic changes applied. Therefore, we are no longer supporting it on BUBO Listing, for the Oriental region or individual countries within. We recommend listers use IOC instead.
The geographical area covered by the Indian Subcontinent includes the seven countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
1 Rasmussen, P.C. & Anderton, J.C. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Vols 1 and 2. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.
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