[sic] Pallas, 1773,
In past, sometimes considered conspecific with M. niger. Emendation of specific name is required on basis of correct Latin. Monotypic.
Discontinuously from SE Europe and Turkey E to region of Aral Sea and Tajikistan, S to Israel and Iraq; formerly also N Africa. N populations winter in S part of the range.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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