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Sky Lark

Alauda arvensis almasyi (Keve, 1943)

Нагорный полевой жаворонок | Шабындық бозторғайы

Zholaman lowland, Alma Ata oblast
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The dark streaks on the crown and upperparts feathers are dark-brown but not brown and paler than on dulcivox. Feathers' edges are pale-buffy, not grey or whitish. The steaks on the craw and breast are narrow, pale-brown. In fresh autumn plumage the streaks are pale-brownish with buffy-brown edging, whereas on dulcivox the streaks are bright almost black, and the edges of feathers are pale-grey.


Breeds in Dzhungarskiy Alatau, Tien Shan and its foothills, and in places on adjacent plains.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 3. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1970. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. А.Ф.Ковшарь "Певчие птицы". Алма-Ата, "Кайнар", 1983.


relative taxons

Alauda arvensis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Alauda arvensis arvensis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Alauda arvensis dulcivox
(Hume, 1873)
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Alauda arvensis alticola
(Sushkin, 1925)
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Alauda arvensis dementievi
(Korelov, 1953)

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