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Spotted Crake

Porzana porzana (Linnaeus, 1766)

Погоныш | Тартар

North Kazakhstan area
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Breeds in northern part of Kazakhstan, in south to Kamysh-Samarskiye lakes and Karaganda, eastward to Semipalatinsk, Ayaguz and probably Markakol lake. On migration occurs everywhere.


Common, locally rare breeding migrant. Inhabits the marshes and wet meadows in river valleys, near fresh lakes with shrubs and reed-beds. In spring arrives in end March or early April in southern areas, latest migrants occur in end of May, but only in end April - early May in northern areas. Breeds in separate pairs. Nest is located among the grass or on hummock; nest is built from dry grass. Clutches of 6-12 eggs is laid in end of April - May. Both parents incubate clutch for 18-21 days and care for chicks which hatch in June. Probably rears two broods per season. The autumn migration begins in mid-August - September and finishes in end of October - early November.


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.


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Аскар Исабеков: восточный канюк


Аскар Исабеков: Да, конечно, Сергей, я понимаю. Спасибо за помощь. Признак клюва хороший, но ведь есть и другие - окраска кроющих крыла, например, или длина птицы,


Сергей Л. Волков: Судя по невысокому в основании клюву птица больше похожа на кулика-воробья. По ссылке на песочника-красношейку видно, что у птицы высокий

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