Category D species

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Species in Category D would otherwise appear in Category A, except that there is reasonable doubt that they have occurred in Britain in a natural state. Species placed only in Category D form no part of the British List, and are not included in the species totals.

Category D is a holding category and is not intended to be a long-term assignment of any species. The species are reviewed periodically with a view to assign them to either Category A or Category E.

† indicates species for which descriptions are required of records by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) to be considered for inclusion in Categories A-C of the British List.

These species form no part of the British List.

Wood Duck† Aix sponsa(Linnaeus) DE*

Marbled Duck† Marmaronetta angustirostris (Ménétries) DE

White-headed Duck† Oxymora leucocephala (Scolpoli) DE

Greater Flamingo† Phoenicopterus ruber Pallas DE

Great White Pelican† Pelecanus onocrotalus Linnaeus DE

Egyptian Vulture† Neophron percnopterus (J.F. Gmelin) BDE

Booted Eagle† Hieraaetus pennatus (J.F. Gmelin) DE

Bald Eagle† Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus) DE

Saker Falcon† Falco cherrug J.E. Gray DE

Daurian Starling† Agropsar sturninus Pallas DE

Mugimaki Flycatcher† Ficedula mugimaki (Temminck) D

Paddyfield Pipit† Anthus rufulus Vieillot D

Red-headed Bunting† Emberiza bruniceps J.F. von Brandt DE

Yellow-headed Blackbird† Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus (Bonaparte) DE

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