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Little Owl

Athene noctua bactriana (Blyth, 1847)

Домовый сыч | Байғыз

Betpakdala, Suzak region, South Kazakhstan oblast
© Andrey Vilyayev


Upper parts are light-brownish rusty tinged, lighter than on indigena. The dark pattern on under parts is paler and less contrast than on indigena and noctua. Male wing length 159-174 (166), female 159-177 (169) mm.


Breeds from the east coast of Caspian Sea and lower valley of Ural river; to east border of Balkhash-Alakol depression, foothills of Tarbagatay ridge, Dzhungarskiy Alatau and Tien Shan. On 3 September 1980 collected on Tengiz lake.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург, Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.


relative taxons

Athene noctua
(Scopoli, 1769)
Athene noctua noctua
(Scopoli, 1769)
Athene noctua indigena
(C.L.Brehm, 1855)
Athene noctua orientalis
(Severtzov, 1873)
Athene noctua plumipes
(Swinhoe, 1870)

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