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Saker Falcon

Falco cherrug saceroides (Bianchi, 1907)

Обыкновенный балобан | Ителгі

Torajgyr mountains, Almaty oblast
© Sergey Eliseev


Upper parts are brownish in buffy-reddish spots formed the barring pattern. Upper tail coverts are light bluish-grey. Crown is lighter than mantle, pale-rufous dark-streaked. Under parts are whitish buffy-tinged with rare streaks. Flanks and leg-feathers have rudimentary streaking but without prominent pattern.


Probably breeds in Altai, in winter occurs in south-eastern Kazakhstan. Probably birds nesting in Eastern Tien Shan relate to this race.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.


relative taxons

Falco cherrug
(Gray, 1834)
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Falco cherrug cherrug
(Gray, 1834)
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Falco cherrug milvipes
(Jerdon, 1871)
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Falco cherrug coatsi
(Dementiev, 1945)
Falco cherrug aralocaspius
(Kleinschmidt, 1939)
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Falco (cherrug) altaicus
(Menzbier, 1892)
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