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Pomarine Skua

Stercorarius pomarinus (Temminck, 1815)

Средний поморник | Орта құрақтұмсық

2013-05-15
Caspian Sea. Tubkaragan.
© Galina Kondratenko

Distribution

Single bird was shot near Orenburg on Ural river 17 November, the other one observed on Sulukol lake in upper reaches of Chingirlau river in summer. Near Aralsk town two specimens were collected 14 and 27 April 1907, and another one observed in 7-8 June 1928. Several birds were observed on Northern Caspian Sea, and one was shot in Kurgaldzhino 29 October 1973. On northern shore of Zaysan lake one bird recorded in 28 July 2001.

Biology

Accident vagrant. Occurs on Caspian and Aral Sea or on large salty and fresh lakes. Spring records in April – early June, in autumn observed in September – November.

References

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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