northern Africa and southern Europe = Gibraltar.
Birds from S Africa described as race choragium, supposedly smaller than others, but those breeding there overlap considerably in size with breeding birds in Mediterranean zone, and are not distinguishable. Monotypic.
Iberian Peninsula, S France, W Italy, Croatia, SE Bulgaria, NE Greece and locally S Morocco (Souss and Western High Atlas and Anti-Atlas areas#R); Turkey and Cyprus E to N Iraq and W Iran, and S through Middle East to Egypt; also sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and Liberia E to Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, N Somalia and Kenya, and S to Tanzania, Angola and South Africa. Mostly winters in Africa; regular in small numbers in S Spain.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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