Taxonomic recommendations for British birds


  • This paper is an official document of the British Ornithologists’ Union.

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These recommendations of the Taxonomic Sub-committee of the BOU Records Committee will take effect immediately for the purposes of the British List. A paper outlining the approach of the Sub-committee to species-level decisions has recently been published (Helbig et al. 2002. Guidelines for assigning species rank. Ibis144: 518–525).