SBRC List 2006

SBRC List 2006

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A number of recently delegated BBRC species have been added to the list.

  • AMERICAN WIGEON†
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • FERRUGINOUS DUCK
  • Surf Scoter (females only)
  • CORY’S SHEARWATER
  • GREAT SHEARWATER
  • Balearic Shearwater
  • WILSON’S STORM PETREL
  • BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
  • Little Egret
  • GREAT EGRET
  • PURPLE HERON
  • White Stork
  • European Honey-buzzard*
  • BLACK KITE
  • MONTAGU’S HARRIER
  • ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD
  • RED-FOOTED FALCON
  • Eurasian Hobby*
  • Common Crane*
  • STONE-CURLEW
  • Little Plover
  • KENTISH PLOVER
  • AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
  • WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
  • Pectoral Sandpiper*
  • BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
  • Sabine’s Gull
  • RING-BILLED GULL
  • YELLOW-LEGGED GULL
  • WHITE-WINGED TERN
  • ALPINE SWIFT
  • European Bee-eater
  • LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER
  • GREATER SHORT-TOED LARK†
  • WOOD LARK
  • RED-RUMPED SWALLOW
  • Richard’s Pipit*
  • TAWNY PIPIT
  • RED-THROATED PIPIT†
  • WATER PIPIT
  • COMMON NIGHTINGALE†
  • CETTI’S WARBLER
  • AQUATIC WARBLER
  • MARSH WARBLER†
  • Icterine Warbler*
  • MELODIOUS WARBLER
  • Barred Warbler*
  • DARTFORD WARBLER
  • SUBALPINE WARBLER †
  • GREENISH WARBLER †
  • Pallas’s Leaf Warbler*
  • RADDE’S WARBLER
  • DUSKY WARBLER †
  • Firecrest
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher*
  • WOODCHAT SHRIKE
  • ROSY STARLING†
  • EUROPEAN SERIN
  • ARCTIC REDPOLL †
  • Common Rosefinch*
  • CIRL BUNTING
  • ORTOLAN BUNTING*
  • RUSTIC BUNTING †
  • LITTLE BUNTING†

* A dispensation has been granted to the Local Recorders in Shetland & Orkney that records of species marked with this symbol can be accepted at their discretion without full written descriptions. A similar dispensation has been granted to the Argyll Local Recorder in respect of Balearic Shearwater.

† A dispensation has been granted to the Local Recorders in Shetland & Orkney that records of species marked with this symbol can be adjudicated locally.

UPPER CASE: SBRC would prefer to receive all records.

Lower case: These should normally be dealt with locally if a local records committee exists, but should be submitted to SBRC if there is no local committee.

The Scottish Bird Report will only include records of the above species if they have been accepted by either SBRC or a local records committee. Assessment of a record can only take place by a committee, if a full written description is provided by the observer. This should be submitted by the observer to the Local Recorder.

Records of the ‘Caspian’ race of Herring Gull cachinnans, are now being examined by BBRC, but it is understood this practice may soon end. It is our intention for this to become an upper case (block capitals) taxon on our list if it is no longer examined by BBRC.

All ‘new’ pre-1950 records of species appearing on the BBRC List, require to be accepted by SBRC.

In addition to the above, all records of subspecies recorded in Scotland on twenty or fewer occasions, should be examined by either BBRC or SBRC.

 

Subspecies recorded in Scotland on 20 or fewer occassions

Snow Goose (Greater) Anser caerulescens atlanticus
Brent Goose (Black Brant) Branta bernicla nigricans*
Black Scoter (American) Melanitta nigra americana*
Red-necked Grebe (American) Podiceps grisegena holboellii
Great Cormorant (Continental) Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis
Whimbrel (Hudsonian) Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus*
Herring Gull (American) Larus argentatus smithsonianus*
Little Auk (Franz Josef Land) Alle alle polaris
Barn Owl (Dark-breasted) Tyto alba guttata
Yellow Wagtail (Sykes’s) Motacilla flava beema
Yellow Wagtail (Black-headed) Motacilla flava feldegg*
Yellow Wagtail (Eastern Blue-headed) Motacilla flava simillima
Common Nightingale (Eastern) Luscinia megarhynchos hafizi*
Common Redstart (Ehrenberg’s) Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus*
Arctic Redpoll (Hornemann’s) Carduelis hornemanni honemanni*
Yellowhammer (Continental) Emberiza citrinella citrinella

All potential new taxa for the Scottish List require to be accepted by either BBRC (and BOURC if new for Britain) or SBRC. The Secretary of SBRC can advise Local Recorders/observers of the correct procedure for each particular taxon involved.