Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida) - HBW 11, p. 637
French: Hypolaïs d’Upcher
Spanish: Zarcero Lánguido
Taxonomy: Curruca languida Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833, Syria.
Sister-species of H. olivetorum, the two being fairly close to the sister-species pair formed by H. polyglotta and H. icterina. E populations (E from E Iran) sometimes separated as a geographical race, magnirostris, on basis mainly of slightly paler upperparts, but appear indistinguishable from birds elsewhere in species’ range. Treated as monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds locally NC & S Turkey, Syria, Israel, extreme S Caucasus, Iran, and from SW Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan E in mountains to Tajikistan, Afghanistan and SW Pakistan; non-breeding E Africa.
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a spring visitor to Jeddah
Locality Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
ammadoux 28 March 2010 3 years ago 4.5
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 16 April 2010 3 years ago 4.5
on a bush
Locality Neot Smadar, Arava Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 3 May 2007 2 years ago 4.1
Locality Chachuna Reserve, Kakheti Region, Georgia (Monotypic species)
José Luis Copete 1 June 2007 29 weeks ago 4
A bird drinking.
Locality Qatbit Motel, Qatbit, Dhofar Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
Hanne and Jens Eriksen 1 year ago 4
Migrating bird looking for insects on a dead tree
ajdh 7 May 2010 3 years ago 4
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