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Brandt's Rosefinch

Leucosticte brandti brandti (Bonaparte, 1850)

Жемчужный вьюрок | Інжурең құнақ

Zailiyskiy Alatay mountains, Almaty region
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Forehead and crown are black, but black colour on crown extended to nape; back is lighter, with less expressed brown shade than in margaritacea. Rump, axillaries, flanks lack of pink colour.


Breeds in highlands of Tien Shan and Dzhungarskiy Alatau. In winter comes down to low altitude very rare, but observed 9 April 1950 in Chu-Iliyskiye Mts., 5 January 1963 and 11 March 1960 in Dzhabagly (foothills of Talasskiy Alatau). Near Kosmostanziya (Big Almaty Lake) flocks and small groups of birds observed 31 May and 4 June 2003 and one collected 16 February 1962.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 5. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1974. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005.


relative taxons

Leucosticte brandti
(Bonaparte, 1850)
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Leucosticte brandti margaritacea
(Madarasz, 1904)
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