Author: Ian_T6523X

Update 01-2021

06-October-2021

The following changes have been made to the Systematic List as outlined in the British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC): 52nd Report (January 2021).

Changes to the British List after the Adoption of Version 10.2 of the IOC World Bird List

Western Subalpine Warbler Sylvia iberiae is given full specific status being split from Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans, with both species moving to the genus Curruca.
The new annotation being:
After Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala
Western Subalpine Warbler A
Curruca iberiae (Svensson)
V monotypic.
After Moltoni’s Subalpine Warbler Curruca subalpina
Eastern Subalpine Warbler A
Curruca cantillans (Pallas)
V cantillans (Pallas)
V albistriata C.L. Brehm.

The sequence of Sylviidae has been revised with, for most species, a change in genus from Sylvia to Curruca:
 
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria
Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala
Western Subalpine Warbler Curruca iberiae
Moltoni’s Subalpine Warbler Curruca subalpina
Eastern Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans
Whitethroat Curruca communis
The sequence of Rallidae has been revised:
 
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Corncrake Crex crex
Sora Rail Porzana carolina
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Coot Fulica atra
American Coot Fulica americana
Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
Western Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
The sequence of Phalacrocoracidae has revised:
 
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
The sequence of Ficedula has been revised:
 
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
The sequence of Passerellidae has been revised:
           
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Category E Species

Category E is made up of species that have been recorded in Britain as introductions, human-assisted transportees or escapes from captivity.

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