ssp. sibiricus for the Netherlands?

Dr. Reuven Yosef and I saw during our research an individual with the characterics of a Lanius borealis sibiricus in collection of Naturalis Biodiversity Center (The Netherlands).

Data:

Lanius excubitor female / November 1906 / Nuenen / Noord Brabant / The Netherlands

Collection: RMNH 1663 / Naturalis Biodiversity Center / The Netherlands (formerly: ‘s Rijks Museum v. Nat. Hist. Leiden)

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Comment of Dr. Lars Svensson (Uppsala University, Sweden):

Your photographs are good and many so I get a fair impression of what it looks like. Some measurements would add a little more information, but based on what I see I agree with you that it does look a lot like a sibiricus.


Records/Claims of Lanius borealis sibiricus in the Western Palearctic:

>Date ? / Helgoland / Germany / Collection Alexander Koenig, Bonn / Lanius borealis sibiricus / Not proven with DNA

>05-11-1881 / Hedmark / Norway / 1cy / Lanius borealis sibiricus / Collection Zoological Museum of Oslo / Proven with DNA

>20-11-1898 / Kherson Province / Ukraine / Lanius borealis sibiricus / female / Collected unknown / Collection Zoological Museum of the National Museum of Natural History National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine (NMNH),

>11-1906 / Nuenen / Noord Brabant / The Netherlands / Lanius borealis sibiricus / Collection Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden / Not proven with DNA > see also post

>14-02-1911 / Kurenivka / Kiev / Kiev reg./ Lanius borealis sibiricus / female / Collected by N. Šarleman / Collection Zoological Museum of the National Museum of Natural History National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine (NMNH),

>02-01-1918 / Romney / Sumy reg. / Ukraine / Lanius borealis sibiricus / female / Collected by N. Gavrilenko / Collection V.N. Karazin Museum of Natural History, Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

>18-11-1921 / Ternovschina Dalnaya / Poltava reg / Ukraine / Lanius borealis sibiricus / male / Collected by N. Gavrilenko / Collection V.N. Karazin Museum of Natural History, Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

>27-11-1927 / Pocapintsy / Lysyansky dis. / Cherkasy reg. / Lanius borealis sibiricus /male / Collected by L. Portenko / Collection Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

>07-11-1935 / Alushta / Crimea / Ukraine / Lanius borealis sibiricus / Collected by E. Spangenberg / Collection K.A. Timirâzev State Biology Museum, Moscow, Russia

>02-02-1941 / Izium / Kharkiv reg. / Ukraine / Lanius borealis sibiricus / male / Collected by A. Lisetsky and Volchanetsky / Collection V.N. Karazin Museum of Natural History, Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

>02/03-2000 / Turku / Finland / 2cy / Lanius borealis sibiricus / Accepted by the Finnish Bird Committee / Not proven with DNA

>03/23-01-2004 / Tosteberga bodar  / Skåne / Sweden / Lanius borealis sibiricus

>30-11-2008 / Yddingen / Skåne / Sweden / Lanius borealis sibiricus

>31-10-2009 / Länsi Turunmaa / Korppoo / Utö / Finland / Lanius borealis sibiricus

>06/08-12-2009 / Helsinki / Seurasaari / Finland / Lanius borealis sibiricus

>30-01-2011 / Mäntyharju / Kinni / Finland / Lanius borealis sibiricus

>22-02-2013 / Kirkkonummi / Böle / Finland / Lanius borealis sibiricus

>17-11-2014 / Luvia / Säppi B.O. / Finland / Lanius borealis sibiricus

 

Still it’s very difficult to be absolutely sure when it comes to telling immature females apart of sibiricus and excubitor.

for splits: see also Grey Shrike Complex

for other related posts:

2nd-record-ssp-sibiricus-finland

sibiricus – excubitor type in belgium

 

References:

The Northern Shrike Lanius borealis sibiricus Bogdanov, 1881 (Aves: Laniidae) in Ukraine: a taxonomic assessment / Svetlana U. Tajkova & Âroslav A. Red’kin / Journal of the National Museum (Prague) / Natural History Series Vol. 183 (8): 89-107 / published on 1 November 2014