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Fukuoka, Japan

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

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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

Fukuoka, Japan

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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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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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