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January 1st joint Birdforum list (2022 edition) (1 Viewer)

Swindon Addick

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Wales
Team totals as they stand, subject to any remaining duplicates or omissions not yet spotted (various lists to follow in subsequent posts):
Global: 551
Europe 198 (UK 142, rest of Europe 149)
North America 150 (USA 150)
Australia 66

And the following from individuals: East Asia 103, Africa 82, South America 18
UK to 153, rest of Europe to 150, Europe overall 205. Global total up 7 to 558.

552) Red-legged Partridge
553) Bittern
554) Woodcock
555) Jack Snipe
556) Merlin
557) Red Grouse
558) Long-eared Owl
 

chowchilla

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For those not in Europe, we can presume that the 'woodcock' is the Eurasian Woodcock, and the 'Bittern' is the Eurasian Bittern. Also, is Red Grouse a species, or should it be Willow Grouse?
 

Swindon Addick

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Wales
IOC seem to have it as Willow Ptarmigan, which will definitely confuse most of us in the UK. Corrected version of that last set of new species:

552) Red-legged Partridge
553) Eurasian Bittern
554) Eurasian Woodcock
555) Jack Snipe
556) Merlin
557) Willow Ptarmigan (Red Grouse)
558) Long-eared Owl
 

MJB

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IOC seem to have it as Willow Ptarmigan, which will definitely confuse most of us in the UK. Corrected version of that last set of new species:

552) Red-legged Partridge
553) Eurasian Bittern
554) Eurasian Woodcock
555) Jack Snipe
556) Merlin
557) Willow Ptarmigan (Red Grouse)
558) Long-eared Owl
Sangster et al 2022 make the case to revert to species status for Red Grouse...
MJB
Sangster, G, J Martin Collinson, GM Kirwan, AG Knox, BJ McMahon, D Parkin, M Schweizer and J Höglund. 2022. The taxonomic status of Red Grouse. Brit. Birds. 115(1): 28–38.
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
Sangster et al 2022 make the case to revert to species status for Red Grouse...
MJB
Sangster, G, J Martin Collinson, GM Kirwan, AG Knox, BJ McMahon, D Parkin, M Schweizer and J Höglund. 2022. The taxonomic status of Red Grouse. Brit. Birds. 115(1): 28–38.
That would be a case of "Beam me up Scotica" ?
 

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