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Old Friday 24th July 2020, 11:18   #6
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Originally Posted by andyb39 View Post
Abietinus, as far as I know. There could of course be other races thrown in, like brevirostris. I don't know much about either this race or caucasicus to be honest. Calls heard in the UAE are generally monsyllabic though, often of the "lost chick" variety, although song is not that of tristis.
Thanks, Andy!
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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