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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus peregrinus (Tunstall, 1771)

Сапсан | Лашын

© Yuriy Malkov


The male’s head and upper back are dark-grey, often head is blackish. Rest of back is slightly lighter. Forehead is slightly lighter than crown. «Moustaches» pattern is rather narrow. Black on cheeks and over the eyes is hard developed. Under parts are whitish, with very faint yellowish or pinkish tinge passed on flanks to bluish-grey. Under parts pattern formed by medium-sized on breast and large on belly drop-shaped or round-shaped spots, which sometimes transformed on belly into the cross bars. The pattern on craw and upper breast more or less reduced. The bars on flanks are not dense, broad and dark, blackish. Female slightly darker than male. Upper parts more blackish, on under parts the rusty tinge is more expressed. Under parts spots are larger and brief, the upper breast is almost always patterned too. Male wing length 289-328 (304), female 348-368 (354) mm.


Breeds in Southern Altai at Markakol lake in 1958; and in Naurzum pine forest in 1936 (but doesn’t breed later); on Monrak in 1975; and in Kalbinskiy Altai at Skalistoye village in 1978. One flying juvenile dependent of adults recorded 21 July 2001 on Bukhtarma valley close to Berel village (Berezovikov, Rubinich, 2001). Occasionally breeds at Zailiyskiy Alatau where brood observed in July 5th 2001 at Gorelnik. Distribution of this subspecies on migration is not explored.


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. Дементьев Г.Н., Гладков Н.А. Птицы Советского Союза.


relative taxons

Falco peregrinus
(Tunstall, 1771)
Falco peregrinus calidus
(Latham, 1790)
Falco peregrinus brookei
(Sharpe, 1873)

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Анна Ясько: На 2 фото, мне кажется, не та птица, что на 1 фото. У той клюв ярко-желтый и бровь белее. Разделю серию.


Анна Ясько: Здесь скорее южная по биотопу и более длинному 1 ПМ, чем у большой бормотушки.


Анна Ясько: Желтоголовая или черноголовая трясогузка. Тут бы со спины или сбоку посмотреть.

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