Commissione Ornitologica Italiana (COI) – Report 25

Janni O., Fracasso G.


Italian Ornithological Commission (Italian Rarities Committee) - Report 25. The following records were accepted for Italy (Cat. AERC: A - COI List 1A, 1B): Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii (Veneto 2012; 7th record); Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus (Sicily 2011; first record for Italy); Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii (Tuscany 2011; 5th record); White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis (Emilia-Romagna 2011; first record for Italy); Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus (Apulia 2011; 7th record); Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda (Lombardy 2011; 10th record); Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes (Apulia 2011; 9th record); Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor (Sardinia 2012; 4th record); Sabine’s Gull Xema sabini (Piedmont 2011; 7th record); Ross’s Gull Rhodostethia rosea (Apulia 2012; 3rdrecord); Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis (Sicily 2010; 2ndrecord); Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus (two records: Sicily 2011; 13th - 14th records); Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni (four records: Sicily 2011; 7th - 10th records); Moussier’s Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri (two records: Sicily 2010-2011; 7th - 8th records); Western Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais opaca (Latium 2011; 5 th record); Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris (Apulia 2010; 2 nd record);Tristram’s Warbler Sylvia deserticola (Sicily 2011; first record for Italy); Radde’s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi (two records: Latium 2011, Sardinia 2011; 9 th - 10 th records); Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus (Latium 2011; 7 th record); Iberian Chiffchaff Phyl - loscopus ibericus (Sicily 2011; 2 nd record); Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki (Lombardy 2011; first record for Italy); (Desert Grey Shrike Lanius [meridionalis?] elegans (Sicily 2011; 6 th record, accepted only at the subspecies level, pending a wider consensus on the taxonomy of the group L. excubitor / meridionalis / elegans ); Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola (Sicily 2011; 25 th record). The following records were not accepted (identification proved; escaped from captivity; Cat. AERC: E - COI List 3A, 3B): Hooded Mer- ganser Lophodytes cucullatus (Trentino-Alto Adige 2011); Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus (Sicily 2012). The following records were not accepted (insufficient documentation, COI List 5A) : Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes (Trentino- Alto Adige 2011); Dupont’s Lark Chersophilus duponti (Latium 2012); Desert Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia [curruca]minula/halimodendri (Sicily 2011); Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax (Latium 2011); Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus (Latium 2011); Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera (Abruzzi 2012).