Proposed races nigrostriata (described from Ghisonaccia, in Corsica) and portucaliae (from Oporto region, in Portugal) considered to exhibit only very slight differences from birds in rest of range, and insufficient to merit naming of geographical races. Monotypic.
Temperate areas of W & S Europe, NW Africa and Turkey: SW England and NW & C France E to Romania and coastal W & N Turkey, S to Morocco, coastal Algeria and NW Tunisia, and to Mediterranean islands of Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Crete. Introduced to New Zealand (South I).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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