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Old Thursday 23rd July 2020, 20:35   #4
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Originally Posted by andyb39 View Post
What reason did you have for thinking this was Eastern Bonelli's? It would be a great rarity in any of the Gulf countries. This looks like a Chiffchaff to me.
Is it ssp caucasicus that you get in the Gulf in winter, Andy?
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The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy
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