C. L. Brehm, 1855,
Wadi Halfa, Nubia, north Sudan.
Formerly treated as conspecific with P. bonelli; morphological differences virtually non-existent (fractionally larger and longer-winged, often with pale wingpanel in spring), but call a quick flat “chip” vs a loud whistled “hu-eet”, thus a much higher maximum frequency (3) and much shorter note length (4); moreover, song similar but distinguishable#R, consisting of rapid downslurred vs rapid upslurred notes (ns), with lower maximum frequency (ns) and smaller frequency range (ns)#R. Monotypic.
SE Europe from Croatia S to Albania and E to S Romania, Bulgaria, N Greece, and W & SW Turkey; isolated populations in E Anatolia, Syria, Lebanon and W Iran. Winters in E Africa (E Chad, SC Sudan and Eritrea).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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