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Little Stint

Calidris minuta (Leisler, 1812)

Кулик-воробей | Құмғақша

Little Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.
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On migration occurs in plain Kazakhstan everywhere, and occasionally in mountains, on Markakol lake.


Numerous passage migrant. On migration stops on the saline-soil, sandy or muddy shores of lakes, pounds and rivers. In spring recorded from end March – early May to end May – mid June. Main traffic of migration observed in May in groups of several birds, but sometimes up to five hundred birds. In autumn adults appear in early – mid-July, main traffic of migration begins in end July – early August, when the juveniles begin to migrate. Most of them migrate in August, latest birds recorded in the end of September in northern areas, and in mid-October in southern ones.


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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