Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus

Rare vagrant. Until 2011, the Asian taxa of stonechats were regarded as subspecies of the Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata but they have now been separated as a full species S. maurus with the European birds placed in S. rubicola (see Holt et al. 2017 for a summary). It is expected that further taxonomical juggling will result in an additional split, with the eastern Asian S. m. stejnegeri given full species status in the near future.

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