Report on rare birds in Spain in 1998

Authors: DE JUANA, E. and COMITÉ DE RAREZAS DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE ORNITOLOGÍA

Published: Volume 47(1), June 2000. Pages 141-159.

Language: Spanish

Original Title: Observaciones de aves raras en España, año 1998

Summary:

This is the 15 th annual report of the Spanish Ornitological Society´s Rarities Committee. It presents 163 new records relating to 82 species, with an acceptance rate of 74,2 %. Species new to the Spanish list are Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus and Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus, and for the Canary islands list, Franklin´s Gull Larus pipixcan and Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis (birds of unknown origin). Species alredy cited in the literature for Spain but having here their first formally accepted records are Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor (bird of unknown origin), Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus (three records), Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina (recorded in the Balearics) and Marsh Owl Asio capensis (XXth century only European record). Second accepted records are given for American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus and Hoopoe Lark Alaemon aludipes (observation made in the Canary islands).

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