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kawasemi
Fukuoka
Japan

April 7, 2014
10:45 AM

Post #9807001

This photo taken in Fukuoka, Japan, April 6. Mikasa River reedbed. Sorry, no other photos. Thank you, Kawasemi

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2014
11:33 AM

Post #9807035

Stejneger's Stonechat Saxicola stejnegeri (a recent species split, formerly listed as either Saxicola torquatus stejnegeri or Saxicola maurus stejnegeri), male. Japanese name: ノビタキ. They are summer visitors in Japan, presumably newly arrived.

Resin
kawasemi
Fukuoka
Japan

April 7, 2014
6:25 PM

Post #9807346

Hi Resin, As always, your confirmation and information is greatly appreciated. My field guide did not have the Stejneger's part of the name. Only stonechat (no-bitaki). I had gone to the nearby river to check out the mute swan nest, so the stonechat was an added plus and a new bird for me! Good birding to you this spring. Kawasemi

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2014
1:14 PM

Post #9807865

Nice! ;-)

The splitting of Stejneger's Stonechat is recent (so most field guides don't separate it yet), you can read about it here:
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/26236014_Taxonomic_status_and_evolutionary_history_of_the_Saxicola_torquata_complex

Resin

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