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Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Red-spotted Bluethroat, White-spotted Bluethroat
Old scientific name(s): Erithacus svecicus, Luscinia svecicus


Guérande, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Apr 9, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Guérande, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Apr 10, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Guérande, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Apr 10, 2002 © Alain Fossé  United Arab Emirates - Jan, 1997 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Netherlands - 2003 © Ben van den Broek 
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Europe across Asia to nw. North America;
(1) N. Europe in n. Scandinavia (ex. n. in Sweden and Finland) e. across Russian to n. and c. Siberia to Anadyrland and the Sea of Okhotsk and n. and w. Alaska from the c. Brooks Range s. to the Seward Peninsula and ex. nw. Canada.
Winters in China and India.
(2) Sw. and c. France.
Winters in sw. Portugal and nw. Africa (Morocco).
(3) C. Europe (Netherlands, n. and e. France, n. and c. Spain e. to Poland (Biebrza Marsh), n. Italy, Austria, n. Yugoslavia, Hungary, Belarus and nw. Ukraine.
Winters in n. and tropical Africa.
(4) Ne. Ukraine, c. and e. European Russia.
Winters in ne. Africa and sw. Asia.
(5) E. Turkey, the Caucasus, and nw. Iran.
Winters in Iraq, Arabia, and the Sudan.
(6) Plains of Kazakhstan and Transcaspia, and w. Siberia (Pamir Mountains and Tien Shan) in the Lake Baikal region.
Winters in India, sw. and s. Asia.
(7) Mountains of c. Asia to e. Tibet.
Winters in s. Asia.
(8) N. Afghanistan and n. Pakistan (Gilgit) and nw. India (Kashmir and Ladakh).
Winters in n. India.
(9) W. Mongolia and w. China (Xinjiang).
Winters in s. and se. Asia.
(10) C. China (c. and e. Qinghai to Nan Shan and e. to Ala Shan and Ordos Plateau).
Winters in e. China.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Dutch Birding Association
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Pintails Home (Kim Hyun-Tae)
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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