|Stejneger's Stonechat, Orivesi, Finland, 7th Nov 2013. All photos (C) Jani Vastamäki.|
The stonechat taxonomy is still far from clear and there is some ongoing studies. Hopefully Stejneger's Stonechat will be confirmed to be a full species on its own and we can safely tick it in near future :)
Finland seems to get more than a fair share of stonechats; 2013 saw not only the first Stejneger's but also the first and the second Caspian Stonechats. Also the Pied Bushchat is still fresh in the memory!