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Desert Wheatear

Oenanthe deserti salina (Eversmann, 1850)

Пустынная каменка | Шөл тасшымшығы

Kyzemshek, Southern Betpak-Dala
© Andrey Kovalenko


The white color on the inner webs of primaries faint disperses, forms the white edge of the webs and not touches the shaft of feathers. The male wing length 86.0-94.6 (92.4) mm.


Breeds and occurs on migration in the southern half of Kazakhstan, north up to Ural-Emba area (Zhamansor), Northern Trans-Aral area, Dzhezkazgan, Betpak-Dala, upper course of Sarysu river, Northern Trans-Balkhash area and Zaysan depression. The juvenile bird was caught in the end July in lower Turgay river; in summer and autumn it repeatedly occurs in Tengiz lake area where it probably breeds; in spring it was observed near Ust-Kamenogorsk and in Belaya Uba river valley.


Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. "Жизнь Животных" том 5. Птицы. Москва. "Просвещение", 1970. А.Ф.Ковшарь "Певчие птицы". Алма-Ата, "Кайнар", 1983.


relative taxons

Oenanthe deserti
(Temminck, 1829)
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Oenanthe deserti atrogularis
(Blyth, 1847)

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