Bird seen for first time in Latvia

The Siberian stonechat (Saxicola maura) was observed in Latvia for the first time ever on October 9, birdwatchers Jānis Ukass, Andris Klepers and Ivars Brediks told LSM.

The Siberian stonechat lives farther east and is a random visitor here, said Klepers. However, it was expected that it would be seen since it has already been observed in Estonia, Finland, and Sweden. 

The bird was observed in Paipu village, Nīca parish in southern Kurzeme. The Siberian stonechat is the 372nd species of bird observed in Latvia.

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