Saxicola syenitica

Shirihai, Hadoram, Schweizer, Manuel, Kirwan, Guy M. & Svensson, Lars, 2014, Saxicola syenitica Heuglin, 1869 (Aves: Passeriformes: Muscicapidae), an overlooked taxon of Oenanthe?, Zootaxa 3785 (1), pp. 1-24: 4

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3785.1.1

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scientific name

Saxicola syenitica
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Why the syenitica   type is not Oenanthe leucura  

That the syenitica   type belongs to the lugens   complex and not to leucura   is indicated by its relatively more pointed wing shape with p 3 (primary number 3, counted ascendently) the longest primary (not pp 3–4 or pp 3– 5 as in leucura   ), by its long p 2 (p 2 = ~p 6, instead of p 2 = p 6 / 7 or p 7 as in leucura   ), by its relatively short first primary (p 1> primary-coverts c. 2.5 mm; in contrast both races of leucura   have p 1> 4–11 mm, usually 7 mm or longer), and by lack of a clear emargination on p 6 (usually well-developed in leucura   ). Also like taxa in the lugens   complex (but unlike leucura   ), the type of syenitica   has both white fringes to the inner webs of the remiges and some retained whitish tips to the juvenile primary-coverts. Furthermore, its main measurements, wing (90.5 mm), tail (59.0 mm) and bill (17.0 mm), are too small for leucura   , and better fit O. lugens sensu   lato.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Muscicapidae

Genus

Saxicola