Friday, 18 April 2014

Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

Saxicola maurus

This bird a 2cy male was found by Christopher Gullander, Jan Sandberg and Frida Nettelblandt, at Morups tånge, Halland on April 14th 2014. It was only the 4th record in sweden af this taxon, and it was filmed by Martin Alexandersson on April 15th.
This taxon formerly was called ssp variegata, but now it is called ssp hempricchii.
The British Birding Association now recognises four species of stonechat on the British List - Caspian, Siberian, Stejneger's and Common.

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