This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Wittmann, U.; Heidrich, P.; Wink, M.; Gwinner, E. 1995. Speciation in the Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) inferred from nucleotide sequences of the cytochrome-b gene. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 33: 116-122.
Gender agreement of species name follows David and Gosselin (2002b). The number of studies of this taxon is high and the number of conclusions reached varies with each study (see table in Zink et al. 2009: 770). We propose to retain a single continental species until all the representatives of Stonechat have been sampled thoroughly morphologically, acoustically and genetically.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Saxicola maurus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2013.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Family||Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)|
|Species name author||(Pallas, 1773)|