Published: Volume 51(2), December 2004. Pages 515-541.
Original Title: Observaciones de aves raras en España, año 2002
This is the 19th annual report of the Spanish Ornithological Society’s Rarities Committee. It considers 263 new records pertaining to 109 species, with an acceptance rate of 79.5%. Species new to the Spanish list are Capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata (Galicia), Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda (Canary Islands), Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis (Canary Islands), Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane (Catalonia), Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis atrogularis (Catalonia) and Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum (Andalucia). Here included there are also the second accepted records of Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii, Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis and Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus, and the third ones for Brown Booby Sula leucogaster, the American race of the Common Scoter Melanitta nigra americana and the Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni, as well as the first accepted record of American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus in the Canary Islands and the first of Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus in the Balearics. From 2005 onwards the Spanish Rarities Committee will no longer consider the Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus and, regarding to the Canaries, the Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris and the Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis.
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