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185cropped

Observed: 18th April 2013 By: Wayne Holt
185cropped
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chrisbrooks's picture

Latin names

Saxicola rubicola is the latest name for the European Stonechat. Saxicola torquatus is the African Stonechat. These have come about as a result of a recent split.

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Stonechat

Thanks Chris - I just entered stonechat and hit get recommended I think. (You were too quick for me - no ID on when I started Must stop watching catch up TV while looking at ispot!) Just checked on the web still says torquata on the RSPB website although says rubicola on wiki.
Kat

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Names

Hi Kat, I think it takes time for these names to filter through. There are quite a few on iSpot that are now technically incorrect and "get recommended" autofills them. So a bit of over typing is sometimes necessary. Regards Chris.