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Altai Snowcock

Tetraogallus altaicus (Gebler, 1836)

Алтайский улар | Алтай ұлары

2016-05-25
VKO Katon-Karagay
© Vladimir Vorobyov

Distribution

Breeding on Southern Altai, occupying alpine meadows with outlets of rocks.

Biology

Very rare resident. Inhabits alpine meadows with rocky and stone slopes, alpine tundra with an abundance of stones and scarce vegetation. The breeding biology is known very poorly. Broods of small chicks observed in early July, at altitudes of 1300-3000 m. No nest was found up to present time.

References

"Птицы Казахстана" том 2. Алма-Ата, 1962. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Рябицев В. К., Ковшарь А. Ф., Ковшарь В. А., Березовиков Н. Н. «Полевой определитель птиц Казахстана», Алматы, 2014

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