06 November 2011
The people behind the IOC World List have published their latest updates. These have now been incorporated into BUBO Listing. The main changes were the addition of Urrao Antpitta, and the splitting of Horned & Sira Curassows; Hen & Northern Harriers; Common & Cape Verde Buzzards; Banggai, Oberholser's & Sula Fruit Doves; Philippine, Everett's & Negros Scops Owls; Northern & Mexican Barred Owls; Pacific, Salim Ali's, Blyth's and Cook's Swift; Dull-mantled & Magdalena Antbirds; Hair-crested & Tablas Drongos; Grand Comoro & Moheli Bulbuls; Nightingale Reed, Saipan Reed & Pagan Reed Warblers; Streaky-breasted & Bornean Spiderhunters.
Most world listers will find they can increase their list by applying these taxonomic updates! As usual you will be notified if any updates impact you.
29 October 2011
The recent round of updates for the Clements checklist, as published by Cornell, have now been incorporated in BUBO Listing. There were plenty of taxonomic updates, including 12 new species and no fewer than 74 different splits. Also major changes to family composition and sequencing.
Most world listers will find they can increase their list by applying these taxonomic updates! As usual you will be notified if any updates impact you, and you can view the updated Clements checklist in full.
UPDATE - we'd forgotten to split Water Rail and Brown-cheeked Rail, so you may get prompted again for another taxonomic check.
11 September 2011
The seventh report of the Taxonomic Sub-committee of the BOU Records Committee has just published. The changes suggested within the report have now been incorporated into BUBO Listing for use within all lists based on the BOU authority, as well as our combined "Britain & Ireland" authority (i.e. the combination of the decisions of the BOURC and the IRBC).
Of most relevance to birders, the report adds three additional species to the British List: Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus (split from Eurasian Whimbrel N. phaeopus), Cabot's Tern Sterna acuflavida (split from Sandwich Tern S. sandvicensis) and Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura (split from European Stonechat S. rubicola). Some BUBO listers are likely to be in line for some armchair ticks therefore, with Siberian Stonechat being a scarce but regular autumn vagrant and a number of recent records of Hudsonian Whimbrel. The only accepted record of Cabot's Tern to date, however, is of a bird in Herefordshire in 1984 which had been ringed in North Carolina.
These additions bring the total number of species recognised by the BOU to 595 (with a further eight pending species also available within BUBO listing).
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