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    It has certainly been barcoded. A quick scout on BOLD and Genbank provided a tentative result. It seems to come out in a clade with K. ketupu and K. blakistoni. Depending on the tree drawn it could be sister to either species.
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    Canarian Black Oystercatcher

    The paper was released online last year, but it has only just come into print this summer. The paper is the same.
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    Sylivia inornata iberiae

    Having looked at the figures in the paper, I'm amazed the authors stuck with Moltoni's being monotypic. The mtDNA divergence between the island population and Italian mainland population is comparable to that seen between the two Eastern subspecies.
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    Vaurie's Nightjar

    Mongolian Birds will be written up at a later date, as they went to another lab.
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    Jessie F Salter, Carl H Oliveros, Peter A Hosner, Joseph D Manthey, Mark B Robbins, Robert G Moyle, Robb T Brumfield, Brant C Faircloth, Extensive paraphyly in the typical owl family (Strigidae), The Auk, , ukz070, https://doi.org/10.1093/auk/ukz070 Abstract The typical owl family (Strigidae)...
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    It's surely a Buteo. I have watched the vid numerous times and can't see past that.