RSPB checklist of UK Birds

This checklist details the accepted scientific names and common names of UK birds and was compiled by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The list is current.

Checklist of bird names obtained from RSPB. Includes scientific name (without Authority) and Common name.

This list contains 549 species

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ID number:
NBNSYS0100000003
Authority:
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Version:
1
Last updated:
31 October 2007 
Glossary
Synonym:
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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