Commissione Ornitologica Italiana (COI) - Report 24

Janni O. e Fracasso G.

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Italian Ornithological Commission (Italian Rarities Committee). Report 22. The following records were accepted for Italy (Cat. AERC: A - COI List 1A, 1B): Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus (Friuli Venezia Giulia 2011; 9th record); Ringnecked Duck Aythya collaris (Piedmont 2007-8; 6th record); Bulwer’s Petrel Bulweria bulwerii (Latium 2010; 4th record); Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus (two records: Veneto 2010, Calabria 2010; 6th - 7th records); Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo (Latium 2010; 9th record); Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus (Abruzzo 2010; frst record for Italy); Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii (Veneto 2010; 4th record); Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus (Latium 2009-10; 6th record); Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius (Piedmont 2010; 3rd record); Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (Tuscany 2011; 18th record); Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus rufcollis (Sicily 2010; 3rd record); Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus (two records: Emilia-Romagna 2010, Sicily 2010; 11th - 12th records); Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni (three records: Latium 2009, Lombardy 2010, Sicily 2010; 4th - 6th records); Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus (Apulia 2008; 12th record); White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga (Sicily 2010; frst record for Italy); Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura (Sicily 2010; number of records under review); Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus (Piedmont 2010; number of records under review); Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida (Latium 2008; number of records under review); Western Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais opaca (three records: Sicily 2009, Sicily 2010, Latium 2010; 2nd - 4th records); Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris (Apulia 2010; frst record for Italy); Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis (Latium 2010; 2nd record); Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus (Latium 2010; frst record for Italy); Desert Grey Shrike Lanius [elegans?] algeriensis (Sicily 2010; 5th record, accepted only at the subspecies level, pending a wider consensus on the taxonomy of the group L. excubitor/meridionalis/elegans). The following records were not accepted (identifcation proved; escape from captivity; Cat. AERC: E - COI List 3A, 3B, 3C): Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor (Emilia-Romagna 2010); African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer (Sardinia 2011); Euplectes sp. (Tuscany 2000); Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis (Veneto 2011). The following records were not accepted (insuffcient documentation, COI List 5A): Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptylorhynchus (Calabria 2002); Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis (Friuli Venezia Giulia 2002); Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus (Sicily 2000); Rook Corvus frugilegus (supposed breeding, Veneto 2011).