Recent molecular phylogeny#R placed this species in a clade with A. niansae, A. bradfieldi, A. barbatus, A. berliozi, A. alexandri, A. pallidus and A. apus. Has previously been thought to be closest to A. niansae and A. apus; sometimes considered conspecific with both, and also with A. barbatus. In the past, considered conspecific with A. alexandri. Taxon Schoutedenapus myoptilus poensis formerly treated as a race of present species. Monotypic.
Canary Is and Madeira Is; possibly breeds in Morocco. Winters in Morocco and Mauritania.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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