Tag Archives: Moltoni’s Warbler (Sylvia subalpina)

Moltoni’s Warbler in Morocco, Terek Sandpiper in Tunisia and other rarities

Moltoni’s Warbler, Franklin’s Gull, Lesser Flamingo and African Dunn’s Lark in Morocco, plus Terek Sandpiper in Tunisia. Moltoni’s Warbler (Sylvia subalpina) A bird was captured and ringed at Merzouga Ringing Station, Morocco, on 18 April 2019 (Marc Illa and his co-workers). Only four records have been accepted by the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee, so this… Read More »

Subalpine Warbler split into three species

The Subalpine Warbler complex (sensu lato) is a polytypic species, but the number of ‘subspecies’ considered as valid varied over time. Until the 1990s, only three subspecies were considered valid: 1) the nominate S. c. cantillans distributed in Iberia, southern France and Italy; 2) S. c. albistriata distributed in north-eastern Italy, the Balkans and Turkey,… Read More »