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Siberian Rubythroat

Luscinia calliope (Pallas, 1776)

Соловей-красношейка | Қызылтамақ бұлбұл
male

2013-07-18
Kara-Kobe river.
© Vyacheslav Zametnya

Distribution

Breeding and also occurs on migration in Southwest Altai and its foothills (in Uba valley near Cheremshanka station). Once recorded in Semipalatinsk area; at 3 October 2011 recorded on island on Caspian Sea.

Biology

Common breeding summer resident. Inhabits shrubby (blackcurrant, Padus racemosa) thickets of boreal coniferous forest, near river, stream or lake, on wet edge of forest at 1450-1900 m. Arrives in end May - early June. Breeding in separate pairs. Nest is built on ground under grass or twig from dry grass and shrub leaves lined with thin grass. Clutches of 4-6 eggs found in mid-June. Both parents feed juveniles, which fledge in early - end July. Latest recorded in end August - early September.

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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