Report on rare birds in Spain in 1999

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

Published: Volume 48(1), June 2001. Pages 117-136.

Language: Spanish

Original Title: Observaciones de aves raras en España, año 1999

Summary:

This is the 16 th annual report of the Spanish Ornithological Society´s Rarities Committee. It presents 181 new records relating to 82 species, with an acceptance rate of 82.9 %. Species new to the Spanish list are Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias (recorded in the Canary islands), American Coot Fulica americana and American Robin Turdus migratorius. Second accepted records are included for Falcated Duck Anas falcata (bird of unknown origin) and Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri. For the Canary islands it presents the first accepted records of Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis, Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, Scaup Aythya marila, Bonelli´s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus (two birds, of unknown origin), Audouin´s Gull Larus audouinii and Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus, and for the Balearic islands the first one of Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus (bird of unknown origin).

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