No, that's it, it's just me.
The following species have now been split. For now, only species with a British context are considered in this posting.
White-fronted Goose - A.a flavirostris, known as Greenland White-fronted Goose, is now considered as a species in it's own right.
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Greenland Goose Anser flavirostris
White-winged Scoter - M.d stejnegeri, known as Stejneger's Scoter, is now considered as a species in it's own right.
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi
Stejneger's Scoter Melanitta stejnegeri
Hen Harrier - C.c Hudsonius, known as Northern Harrier, is now considered a species in it's own right.
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
Marsh Hawk Circus Hudsonius
Lesser Sand Plover - C.c mongolus, known as Mongolian Plover, is now considered a species in it's own right.
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius atrifrons
Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus
Black-tailed Godwit - L.l islandica, known as Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit, is now considered a species in it's own right.
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Icelandic Godwit Limosa islandica
Black Tern - C.n surinamensis, known as American Black Tern, is now considered a species in it's own right.
European Black Tern Chlidonias niger
American Black Tern Chlidonias surinamensis
Oriental Turtle Dove - S.o meena, known as Rufous Turtle Dove, is now considered a species in it's own right.
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Rufous Turtle Dove Streptopelia meena
White Wagtail - The current forms on the British list will now be considered species in their own right.
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Pied Wagtail Motacilla yarrellii
Amur Wagtail Motacilla leucopsis
Yellow Wagtail - The current forms on the British list will now be considered species in their own right.
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flavissima
Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey-headed Wagtail Motacilla thunbergi
White-throated Wagtail Motacilla cinereocapilla
Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla feldegg
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
Nightingale - L.m golzii is now considered a separate species.
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Eastern Nightingale Luscinia golzii
Redstart - P.p samamisicus is now considered a separate species.
Common Redstart Phoenicurus pheonicurus
Ehrenberg's Redstart Phoenicurus samamisicus
Black Redstart - Now becomes two species.
Western Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Eastern Black Redstart Phoenicurus pheonicuroides
Siberian Stonechat - Now becomes two species.
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
Caspian Stonechat Saxicola variegatus
Lesser Whitethroat - Now becomes three species.
European Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia blythi
Desert Whitethroat Sylvia halimodendri
Subalpine Warbler - Becomes three, not two species.
Western Subalpine Warbler Sylvia inornata
Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
Moltoni's Warbler Sylvia moltonii
Chiffchaff - P.c tristis, known as Siberian Chiffchaff, is now considered a species in it's own right
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus tristis
Greenish Warbler - P.t plumbeitarsus, known as Two-barred Greenish Warbler, is now considered a species in it's own right.
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
Isabelline Shrike - Now becomes two species.
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus
Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides
Woodchat Shrike - L.e badius, known as Balearic Woodchat Shrike, is now considered a species in it's own right.
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
Balearic Shrike Lanius badius
The following species will be lumped
Common, Lesser and Arctic Redpoll are now considered a single species.
Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Common, Scottish and Parrot Crossbill are now considered a single species.
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
Obviously, I'm open to comments and abuse on this arrangement, but the committee, that's me by the way, has made it's decisions, so there. :-)
|Redpoll of the form Carduelis flammea hornemanni. Even though it's just a Redpoll, still a great bird to see and well worth the trip from Dorset to Suffolk to see it.|