Stryx [sic] uralensis
Ural Mountains, Russia.
Has hybridized very occasionally with S. aluco#R. Race davidi sometimes considered a separate species (as in HBW)#R; while davidi is somewhat darker (score 1) and possesses contrasting concentric lines and marked rim around the facial disc (score 2), it is, however, not distinct in either voice#R or morphometrics; and, whereas it differs from fuscescens, the closest race geographically, in having larger, paler spots on head and mantle and a paler ground colour below, it is unclear how great its differences are from nikolskii, the closest race in appearance. Race liturata intergrades with nominate uralensis. Several other proposed races considered inseparable or result of clinal variation: birds described from Carpathians (carpathica) included within macroura; those from L Baikal to W Amurland (daurica), from Sakhalin (tatibanai) and from NE China and Korea (coreensis) merged with nikolskii; those from C Honshu (momiyamae) included in hondoensis. Nine subspecies recognized.
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Status and conservation
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