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Report on rare birds in Spain 2009 in print [Observaciones de aves raras en España, 2009 en prensa]

The 26th official annual report of rare birds in Spain as published regularly in the scientific journal Ardeola is already in print. As usual it will contain a number of photographs, over 30, of particularly important records for that year. Its summary is included below Summary . - Report on rare birds in Spain 2009 . This is the 26th annual report of the Spanish rarities committee (Comité de Rarezas de SEO/BirdLife). This report includes 291 records on the presence of 89 rare bird taxa, with an acceptance rate of 75 %. The report contains nine additions to the Spanish Bird List: Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica , White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus , African Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio of the race madagascarensis , Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus of the race hudsonicus , Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus , Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon , Naumann's Thrush Turdus naumanni and Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia . Having agreed acceptance criteria, the fi