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Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata orientalis (C.L. Brehm, 1831)

Большой кроншнеп | Үлкен шалшықшы

Maraldy lake, Sherbakty region, Pavlodar oblast
© Oleg Lyakhov


Overall tone of the color of plumage is lighter. Dark streaks on upper parts are smaller, light edges of feather are broad pale-buff. Dark streaks on under parts are narrow, the flanks are usually lack the pattern. Dark streaks on axillaries are lack or faint. On rump the dark streaks are lack or faint; upper tail coverts with narrow shaft streaks.


Breeds in northern part of Kazakhstan, to east from Mugodzhary ridge, in south to lower of Turgay, Zaysan and Alakol depressions. In Zailiyskiy Alatau ridge on 1600 m the nest with 4 eggs found 10 May 2003. On migration occurs in south from breeding range. Vagrant observed 25 August 1977 on Markakol lake.


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.


relative taxons

Numenius arquata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Numenius arquata arquata
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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