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Not sure about this one.

Photographed in April near Shiraz.

Thank you for your input.



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Out of interest, are there any differences in song between megarhynchos/africana and golzii? I've read of some fine plumage differences only.

Any chance it could get split at some point in the future?

EDIT: They do, for one, seem to have a different call note, and the song is also somewhat unlike what I would expect from my local birds (from one song recording from Merlin: flat whistles with a downward slope at the end, less melodious, slower, weird mimicry and more Thrush Nightingale-like). Is it possible that this taxon is underresearched due to the location of its breeding grounds: Sign in?

Some more sources about it that I've managed to find:
1) https://www.birdforum.net/threads/sound-identification-iran.376363/#post-3849361
2) https://www.birdforum.net/threads/south-of-iraq-near-to-basrah-warbler-id.408385/#post-4181640
3) https://www.birdforum.net/threads/eastern-nightingales.267170/#post-2831200
4) https://www.birdforum.net/threads/thrush-nightingale.442265/
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