Low genetic differentiation between Greenlandic and Siberian Sanderling populations implies a different phylogeographic history than found in Red Knots

@article{Conklin2015LowGD,
  title={Low genetic differentiation between Greenlandic and Siberian Sanderling populations implies a different phylogeographic history than found in Red Knots},
  author={Jesse R. Conklin and Jeroen Reneerkens and Yvonne Ingje Verkuil and Pavel S. Tomkovich and P J Palsb\oll and Theunis Piersma},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2015},
  volume={157},
  pages={325-332}
}
The Greenlandic and west-central Siberian breeding populations of Sanderlings Calidris alba are separated by ca. 2000 km during the breeding season, but mix in Europe to some extent during migration. However, the number of Siberian Sanderlings that spend the non-breeding season along the East Atlantic Flyway (extending from western Europe to South Africa), if any, is unknown. Although both populations are considered part of the nominate subspecies C. a. alba based on morphology, population… CONTINUE READING