Azorean Yellow-legged Gull admitted to the British List

16 May 2016

The British Ornithologists’ Records Committee (BOURC) is pleased to announce the addition of the following subspecies to the British List.

Azorean Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahelis atlantis
First summer/second winter. Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 28 July to November 2008 (photographed).

A “forensic” description by the finder, and a series of excellent photographs allowed the identification of this individual to be established.

Breeds on northern Atlantic islands including the Azores, Canaries and Madeira.

Further details will be published as part of the BOURC’s 46th report due to be published in IBIS in January 2017, and upon publication, the British List will stand at 601 species (Category A = 583; Category B = 8; Category C = 10).

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