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Slaty-backed Forktail

Enicurus schistaceus (Hodgson, BH 1836)

The slaty-backed forktail is a species of forktail in the family Muscicapidae. A slim, medium-sized forktail, it is distinguished from similar species by its slate grey forehead, crown, and mantle. It has a long and deeply forked tail banded in black and white, a white rump, and a white bar across its primary feathers; the rest of the plumage is predominantly white. The sexes look alike. The bird frequents the edges of fast-flowing streams and rivers, where it hunts small invertebrates by hopping among rocks or flying out over the water. It breeds between February and July, laying 3–4 pinkish, bluish, or white eggs; both sexes incubate the eggs. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Muscicapidae
Genus:
   Enicurus
Scientific:
  Enicurus schistaceus


Original description

Citation:
  (Hodgson, BH 1836)

Reference:
   Asiat. Res. Trans. Soc. Bengal 19 p.189

Protonym:
  Motacilla (Enicurus) schistaceus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43118082


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B04A5C771A0AC4ED

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B04A5C77

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B04A5C77


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559914

Geographic range:

  • Enicurus schistaceus: Rocky mountain streams of n India to s China and SE Asia
English:
Slaty-backed Forktail
Catalan:
enicur de dors gris
Czech:
drozdek šedohřbetý
Danish:
Grånakket Kløfthale
German:
Graurücken-Scherenschwanz
Spanish:
Torrentero Dorsigrís
Spanish (Spain):
Torrentero Dorsigrís
Finnish:
liuskehaarapyrstö
French:
Énicure ardoisé
Croatian:
sivoleđa rašljorepka
Hungarian:
szürkehátú villásrigó
Italian:
Codaforcuta dorsoardesia
Japanese (romaji):
seaoenbishikichou
Japanese:
セアオエンビシキチョウ
Lithuanian:
Pilkanugaris šakotuodegis strazdas
Dutch:
Grijsrugvorkstaart
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Skiferkløftstjert
Norwegian:
Skiferkløftstjert
Polish:
widłogon maskowy
Portuguese:
torrenteiro-de-dorso-cinzento
Russian:
Сероспинная вилохвостка
Slovak:
vidličiarka bridlicová
Serbian:
Sivoleđa rašljorepka
Swedish:
gråryggig klyvstjärt
Ukrainian:
Вилохвістка маскова
Chinese:
灰背燕尾
Chinese (Traditional):
灰背燕尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Énicure ardoisé ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Énicure ardoisé ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Clements 1st edition:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements, version 2022:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Oriental Bird Club:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Enicurus schistaceus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Enicurus schistaceus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Enicurus schistaceus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Slaty-backed Forktail ( Enicurus schistaceus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Enicurus schistaceus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Enicurus schistaceus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: স্লেটপিঠ চেরালেজ
Catalan: enicur de dors gris
Czech: drozdek šedohřbetý, Drozdencík šedohrbetý, modráček šedohřbetý
Danish: Grånakket Kløfthale
German: Graurücken-Scherenschwanz
English: Slaty backed Forktail, Slaty-backed Forktail
English, HBW: Slaty-backed Forktail
English (IOC): Slaty-backed Forktail
English (United States): Slaty-backed Forktail
Esperanto: Ardezdorsa forkovostulo
Spanish: Enicurino de Lomo Ahumado, Torrentero Dorsigrís
Spanish (Spain): Torrentero Dorsigrís
Spanish (HBW): Slaty-backed Forktail
Estonian: hall-käärsaba
Finnish: Liuskehaarapyrstö
French: Énicure à dos ardoisé, Énicure à dos gris, Enicure ardoisé, Énicure ardoisé
Croatian: sivoleđa rašljorepka
Hungarian: szürkehátú villásrigó
Italian: Codaforcuta dorsoardesia
Japanese (romaji): se-ao enbi shiki-chō, seaoembishikichou, seaoenbishikichou
Japanese: セアオエンビシキチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 背青燕尾四季鳥
Scientific: Enicurus schistaceus, Motacilla (Enicurus) schistaceus
Lithuanian: Pilkanugaris šakotuodegis strazdas
Malay: Burung Cegar Tengkuk Kelabu, Burung Murai Cegar Berjalur
Nepali: फुस्रोढाडे खोले धोबिनी
Dutch: Grijsmantelvorkstaart, Grijsrugvorkstaart
Norwegian Nynorsk: Skiferkløftstjert
Norwegian: Skiferkløftstjert
Polish: widlogon maskowy, widłogon maskowy
Pinyin: huī-bèi yàn-wěi
Portuguese: torrenteiro-de-dorso-cinzento
Portuguese (Portugal): torrenteiro-de-dorso-cinzento
Russian: Сероспинная вилохвостка, Сероспинный пегий дрозд
Slovak: vidličiarka bridlicová
Serbian: Sivoleđa rašljorepka
Swedish: Gråryggad klyvstjärt, gråryggig klyvstjärt
Thai: นกกางเขนน้ำหลังเทา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kaaŋ-kʰĕen-náam lăŋ-tʰaw
Turkish: Arduvaz sırtlı çatalkuyruk
Ukrainian: Вилохвістка маскова
Vietnamese: Chích chòe nước trán trắng, Chim Chích chòe nước lưng xám, Chim Chích chòe nước trán trắng
Chinese: 灰背燕尾
Chinese (Traditional): 灰背燕尾

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