The black-tailed passerine on the wires (plate 288 in the November 1990 issue) inspired a wide range of answers: Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti (54%) Blackstart Cercomela melanura (14%) Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca (12%), with fewer votes for Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava,Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Stonechat Saixicola torquata, Isabelline Wheatear O. isabellina, Wheatear O. oen

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