Dutch Birding The journal Dutch Birding maintains a list of Western Palearctic bird species (no longer available). The list is intended to be a more progressive list than that presented by the AERC. Note that a recent update removed "introduced species with viable breeding populations of which all individuals or their ancestors certainly originate from captivity", so such species as Black Swan, Mandarin Duck, Rose-ringed Parakeet are no longer countable.

Unlike other authorities, Dutch Birding takes as its definition of the Western Palearctic "Europe with Macaronesia and all countries bordering the Black, Dead or Mediterranean Sea." This means that in the south, boundaries of countries are followed but areas of Mauritania or Chad that contain largely Palearctic avifaunas are omitted. Additionally, the definition excludes Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

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First select authority to copy existing species from, then type species name, or enter a new species directly.

Species name is defaulted from the previous species row and should of course be overwritten!.

Genus is defaulted from the previous species row but may need overwriting; specific needs to be entered in either case.

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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: 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: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.

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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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