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Rock Sparrow

Petronia petronia intermedia (Hartert, 1901)

Каменный воробей | Тас торғайы

Big Boguty mountains, Almaty oblast
© Gennadiy Dyakin


Crown darker, back strips more black-brown, less light-brown, under parts more brownish-white, less clean-white than in kirhizica.


Breeding and occurs on migration in Tien Shan, Dzhungarskiy Alatau and its spurs (Karatau, Chu-Iliyskiye Mts., Malay Sary etc.), in western part of Monrak ridge. In end of May 1993 observed in western spurs of Narymskiy ridge at Slavyanka village, where breeding is very possible. Probably live in rocks of Araltobe mountain on east part of Sasykkol lake. In winter recorded near Shimkent.


"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

Petronia petronia
(Linnaeus, 1766)
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Petronia petronia kirhizica
(Sushkin, 1925)
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Petronia petronis brevirostris
(Taczanowski, 1874)


Petronia petronia harmsi
(Keve, 1948)

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