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Stonechat; Tarabilla Común

Saxicola rubicola

Description:

Until recently the Stonechats were all considered as one species with numerous sub-species (races). After much discussion over several years the following change has been made:-
Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) is split into three species, European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus), and African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus), based on a series of phylogenetic analyses of DNA sequence data (reviewed by Sangster et al. 2011).

Habitat:

Coastal marshes

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Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Aug 15, 2013
Submitted on Aug 22, 2013

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