Journal of Ornithology

, Volume 157, Issue 1, pp 371–372 | Cite as

New locality for the endangered Blackthroat Calliope obscura

  • Per AlströmEmail author
  • Min Zhao
  • Peng He
  • Fumin Lei
Short Communication


This study provides new distributional and morphological data for one of the world’s most poorly known species, the Blackthroat Calliope obscura, which, until recently, was only known from fewer than ten museum specimens and a few field observations. Three previously mis-labelled male specimens collected during the breeding season at a presumed breeding site slightly further to the northwest of the formerly known range were recently found.


Blackthroat Black-throated Blue Robin Conservation Vulnerable 


Neues Vorkommen der gefährdeten Schwarzkehlnachtigall Calliope obscura

Wir beschreiben ein neues Vorkommen sowie morphometrische Daten einer der weltweit am wenigsten bekannten Vogelarten, der Schwarzkehlnachtigall Calliope obscura. Sie war bisher nur von weniger als 10 Museumspräparaten und einigen wenigen Felddaten bekannt. Jüngst wurden aber drei ehemals falsch gekennzeichnete Präparate bekannt, die zur Brutzeit nordwestlich des bisher angenommenen Brutareals gesammelt wurden.



Thanks to Yue-hua Sun for comments on the status of bamboo at Lianhua Shan. The study was funded by a grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2014FY210200) and a Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists (No. 2011T2S04) to P.A., with additional support from The Sound Approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Swedish Species Information CentreSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden

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