Sary-Ishik-Otrau sands, Almaty region
© Vassiliy Fedorenko
Lives in Kyzylkum desert, Southern Trans-Balkhash area and probably in Usturt. Please see the detailed distribution in the section Subspecies.
Rare resident. Inhabits the hilly sand deserts with scattered saxaul trees and bushes. Breeds by separate pairs at distance 0.8-4 km from each other. The spherical nest is built in saxaul or bushes of Calligonum genus at height 0.15-2.5 m above the ground; nest is constructed from the twigs and dry grass mixed with the bush bark and bast, cobweb, plant fuzz; and is lined with plenty of hair and feathers. Both partners build nest for about two weeks from the end of February to late March. Clutch of 3-6 eggs is laid in mid March – late May. Female incubate clutch for 16-19 days, male feed her. Both parents feed juveniles, which fledge at age 18-20 days old. Fledglings recorded in early June to first half of July, but the first fledglings probably appear much earlier. Re-nesting after loss of fist clutch is common. Most of the year observed singly or in pairs, sometimes in small groups.
|Podoces panderi panderi (Fischer, 1821)|
Description. Smaller and paler overall, the black spotting on the breast is less than in ilensis. Wing length of males is 113.5-125.5 mm (120.1), of females 107-116 mm (113.4).
|Podoces panderi ilensis (Menzbier et Schnitnikov, 1915)|
Description. Larger and darker than panderi, the black spotting on the breast is bigger than in panderi. Wing length of males is 125.7-133.0 mm (130.0), of females 115.5-125.0 mm (120.6).
Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Рябицев В. К., Ковшарь А. Ф., Ковшарь В. А., Березовиков Н. Н. «Полевой определитель птиц Казахстана», Алматы, 2014.
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7. Vorobyov Vladimir (158)
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