OSME

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The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) "exists to collect, collate and publish data on all aspects of the Ornithology of the Middle East region". This region includes the Caucasus and Central Asia: click on the map for a larger image or see the OSME website for more details.

OSME publish the OSME Region List (ORL) which aims to provide a definitive list of bird taxa that have been recorded in the OSME Region. This extremely thorough work has kindly been made available to BUBO Listing, and the version of it we use for Middle East lists, based on ORL v2.3, is shown below. The ORL details "taxa" rather than just species so in order to uses species level as we do in BUBO Listing we have applied the following guidelines to determine whether to include an ORL taxon:

  • it is a parent taxon without defined species, allospecies or semispecies
  • it is a species (and not a parent taxon)
  • it is an allospecies or semispecies
  • it's taxonomy is uncertain, but no parent taxon is included

The reader is urged to refer to the official ORL, in particular its "ornithological basis", for further detail and explanations.

We intend to introduce country-specific lists based on the ORL in future.

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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.

Delete species

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.

Apply Taxonomic Updates

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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