Det er lidt tid siden, men derfor stadigt af interesse. De sidste nyheder fra det belgiske SU:
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus will not be considered anymore by the BRBC from January 1st 2021.
- 3 new addition to the Belgian List
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis (record from 2018 which popped-up recently on www.waarnemingen.be / www.observations.be) at Gierle (AN)
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca seen at Heule (WV) and Kalken (OV); (the second record (Heverlee (VB)) is still under assessment)
Little Swift Apus affinis at Blankenberge and Zeebrugge (WV)
- Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus
Accepted as category “E”. “Flysch” (initially identified as “Vigo”) is female bird that hatched in 2019 in a wild nest in the French Alps. Here is what is stated on the Vulture Conservation Foundation communication : “Her father (GT0099) is a wild-hatched bird that fledged from the territory "Bargy". Her mother on the other hand (BG493, "Zufall") was reared in La Garenne Zoo in Switzerland, which is part of the VCF coordinated Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Network, and released as a fledgling in 2006, in Martell, South Tyrol, Italy.” Since the mother originated from captive origin, the BRBC decided to put this into category E. A short overview of the BRBC decision tree regarding the different categories will appear in the near future on our website.
- Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis
A Calonectris that was seen along the Dutch-Belgian coast in 2018 for which consensus has not been reached yet. We will reach out to the Dutch CDNA committee again in order to gather all materials and expert advice and proceed with a 3rd round.
- Split of Subalpine Warbler
Following the yearly IOC update, we have reviewed the Subalpine Warbler record following the split into Eastern Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans and Western Subalpine Warbler Curruca iberiae.
A preliminary assessment was based on the materials we have (pictures and/or recordings).
As a result, Belgium now has
- 7 records of Eastern Subalpine Warbler
- 7 records of Western Subalpine Warbler
- 9 records of Eastern/Western Subalpine Warbler. If you have any materials that can help to assign one of these records to a species, please reach out to us and we will review the record.
The Belgian list now has 459 species (449 in category A and 10 in category B).
Og hvis du vil læse den seneste belgiske SU-rapport, så kan du finde 2019 rapporten HER.