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Yellow Wagtail ssp. iberiae? in Germany (1 Viewer)


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Yesterday I found this individual between ca. 50 other Yellow Wagtails with a clear white throat a greenish pattern on the breast. I wonder if it could be an iberiae or if iberiae is even securely diagnosable as a vagrant.
And what are the taxonomic affiliations? I've read that sometimes they're included to the cinereocapilla clade (which is sometimes split as White-throated Yellow Wagtail), but when I listen to sound recordings on xeno-canto I have to admit that cinereocapilla is easily distinguishable, whereas iberiae sounds just like flava to my ears (as did the bird yesterday)



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