RC decisions 2018

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RC decisions 2018

At the meeting of the Records Committee on 23 January 2018, the following decisions were made.

Additions to Cat. I of the HK List
Black Noddy Anous minutus on 18 June 2017 at Kung Chau.
Chinese Bush Warbler Locustella tacsanowskia, singles trapped at Mai Po on 5th and 30 September 2014.
Rook Corvus frugilegus from 1 November 2017 into 2018 at Mai Po and Lut Chau.

The HK List now stands at 552 species in Cat. I and Cat. II.

A record of Iceland Gull remains under review, while the category of Desert Wheatear on 19 February 2013 remains under discussion.

Records of putative Large-billed Leaf Warblers on Po Toi in spring 2016 and 2017 were reviewed with Per Alstrom, whose conclusion was that these were all Arctic Warblers showing atypically dark legs and/or bill. Jonathan Martinez also reported having seen such birds on migration in south China. Consequently, Large-billed Leaf Warbler is not on the HK List.

Sound recordings of various taxa of Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia were reviewed, including recordings made in HK on 19-20 April, 17 May and 13 June 2000. It was agreed that the latter all matched the southern subspecies malayanus; currently, only stictonotus is known from HK. A paper is under preparation.

The publication of updated versions of the IOC List has resulted in a small number of changes to nomenclature of birds recorded in HK. These are incorporated in the updated HK List.

Geoff Carey
Chairman, Records Committee





新增以下鳥種至 “香港鳥類名錄” 第 I 類
玄燕鸥 (Black Noddy Anous minutus) --於2017年6月18日在弓洲錄得;
中華短翅鶯 (Chinese Bush Warbler Locustella tacsanowskia -於2014年9月5日和30日在米埔網獲錄得單隻記錄;
秃鼻烏鴉 (Rook Corvus frugilegus) -- 於2017年11月1日至2018年在米埔和甩洲錄得。

"香港鳥類名錄" 第 I 及第 II 類共有552種。

目前委員會正在覆核的記錄包括冰島鷗 (Iceland Gull)*,以及於2013年2月19日錄得的漠䳭 (Desert Wheatear),有關討論仍在進行。

於2016年和2017年春天,曾有於蒲台島錄得烏嘴柳鶯 (Large-billed Leaf Warbler)的報告。委員會將有關紀錄送交至Per Alstrom** 覆核,鑑定為極北柳鶯 (Arctic Warbler),有非典型的深色腳和/或嘴部。此外,有資深會員Jonathan Martinez 觀察到該形態的鳥種於華南是有遷徙。因此,烏嘴柳鶯並未有加入至香港鳥類名錄。

有關會議亦覆核了東方角鴞 (Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia) 多個亞種聲音的記錄,包括曾於2000年4月19-20日、5月17日和6月13日錄得的鳴聲。委員會同意有關鳴聲接近南方亞種malayanus,但目前已知本港的亞種為stictonotus,現時會就有關記錄撰寫文章。

在最新一期世界鳥類名錄,有部份鳥類的分類作出了一些改動,因此 “香港鳥類名錄” 亦作出了相應的更新。

賈知行 (Geoff Carey)

* 根據最新世界鳥類名錄,泰氏銀鷗(Thayer's Gull) 已納入冰島鷗 (Iceland Gull) 的一個亞種
** Per Alstrom 是瑞典農業科學大學瑞典物種資訊中心教授,是鶯類專家


At the meeting of the Records Committee on 25 April 2018, the following additions to the HK List were agreed.

Category I

Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus. One filmed at Nam Sang Wai by TVB on 13 March 2018. Communication with TVB confirmed that the footage was not sourced elsewhere.

Category III

Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae on 24 June 2016 sound recorded at Kop Tong Village.

Monk Parakeet Myiopstitta monachus photographed on 12 October 2016 at Long Valley.

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii photographed on 30 March 2017 on Po Toi. Research based on photographs and skins indicated that this bird appears to be the Taiwanese taxon O.t. ardens. However, correspondence with Taiwan observers indicates that it is not known to make regular movements away from its breeding grounds, and is considered rare on the Taiwanese coast.

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti photographed at HK International Airport on 19 February 2013. Damage and missing feathers indicated this bird is likely to have been ex-captive.

In addition, Version 8.1 of the IOC List amended the taxon of Black-backed Swamphen from Porphyrio indicus viridis to Porphyrio poliocephalus viridis, a change in line with (though not in response to) the previous RC assessment. It was agreed to change the English name to Grey-headed Swamphen accordingly.

The HK List now stands at 553 species in Categories I and II. In the twenty years since the period covered by the Avifauna, the HK List has increased by 105 species (23%).

Geoff Carey
RC Chairman

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記錄委員會於2018年4月25日的會議,決定新增以下鳥種至 “香港鳥類名錄”:

第 I 類
鐵爪鵐 (Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus) -- 電視廣播有限公司於2018年3月13日在南生圍拍攝。經過與該電視台溝通,確定有關片段並非來自其他途徑。

第 III 類

笑翠鳥 (Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae) -- 2016年6月24日在蛤塘村的聲音記錄。

灰胸鸚哥 (Monk Parakeet Myiopstitta monachus) -- 2016年10月12日在塱原的照片記錄。

朱鸝 (Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii) -- 2017年3月30日在蒲台島的照片記錄。經過查考不同的照片及標本,相信該鳥是台灣亞種(O.t. ardens)。其後我們從台灣觀察者得知,有關鳥種沒有於繁殖地以外定期移動的情況,而且在很少於台灣的海岸附近活動。

漠䳭 (Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti) --  2013年2月19日在香港國際機場的照片記錄。由破損及欠缺羽毛的情況看來,該鳥可能是曾經逃逸。

此外,世界鳥類名錄V.8.1修正了黑背紫水雞 (Black-backed Swamphen)的學名,由Porphyrio indicus viridis改為Porphyrio poliocephalus viridis,這與本委員會較早前的評估一致 (雖然不是回應意見),現時名字改為紫水雞 (Grey-headed Swamphen)

"香港鳥類名錄" 第 I 及第 II 類共有553種。由出版 Avifauna*之後,過去20年,香港鳥類名錄共增加了105種 (23%)。

賈知行 (Geoff Carey)

* Carey, G.J., Chalmers, M.L., Diskin, D.A., Kennerley, P.R., Leader, P.J., Leven, M.R., Lewthwaite, R.W., Melville, D.S., Turnbull, M., Young, L. 2001. The Avifauna of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. Hong Kong.

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