Vagrant and extra-limital bird records accepted by the OSNZ Records Appraisal Committee 2008-2010
|Title||Vagrant and extra-limital bird records accepted by the OSNZ Records Appraisal Committee 2008-2010|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Miskelly, CM, Scofield, PR, Sagar, PM, Tennyson, AJD, Bell, BD, Bell, EA|
|Type of Article||Full article|
|Keywords||extra-limital, first record, New Zealand bird, vagrant|
We report Records Appraisal Committee (RAC) decisions regarding Unusual Bird Reports received between 1 Aug 2008 and 31 Dec 2010. Among the 58 submissions accepted by the RAC are the 1st New Zealand records of streaked shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas) and straw-necked ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), 2nd records of great shearwater (Puffinus gravis), semipalmated plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) and Franklin’s gull (Larus pipixcan), and 3rd records of little stint (Calidris minuta) and black kite (Milvus migrans). Other notable records included the 1st oriental cuckoo (Cuculus optatus) from the Kermadec Islands, a New Zealand dabchick (Poliocephalus rufopectus) near Nelson, and 2 records of Stewart Island shag (Leucocarbo chalconotus) near Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury.