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Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758)

Обыкновенная камнешарка | Тасшаралған
spring plumage

Aktau, Eastern Caspian Sea
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On migration occurs everywhere in plains of Kazakhstan, sometimes on Markakol lake in Southern Altai.


Rare, in places common passage migrant. Occurs on the sandy, muddy and pebble shores of fresh or salty lakes, ponds, rivers and other waters. In spring appears in mid-May singly, or in small groups or flocks up to 50 birds. The spring passage finishes in first decade – mid-June. In autumn appears in the end of July, most birds observed in August, the latest ones registered in the end of September.


Arenaria interpres interpres (Linnaeus, 1758)


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.



Arenaria interpres interpres
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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