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Willow Ptarmigan

Lagopus lagopus brevirostris (Hesse, 1912)

Белая куропатка | Аққұр

Uryl', Southern Altai
© Raffael Ayé


Black on upper parts has sated tone. Cross bars are narrow, dense and light, from yellowish to whitish. Black on craw and breast is more developed than in major. Wing length: males 187-216 (205), females 182-208 (193) mm, bill: males 8.5-11.4 (10.3), females 7.5-10.5 (9.4) mm.


Breeds in highlands of Southwest Altai, from 1300 up to 2700 m, where autumn-winter dispersion took place too. The isolated population found in Saur ridge.


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

Lagopus lagopus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Lagopus lagopus major
(Lorenz, 1904)

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