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Wood Pigeon

Columba palumbus palumbus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Вяхирь | Дыркептер

Uralsk, Kirov park, West Kazakhstan oblast
© Askar Isabekov


General colour is darker than casiotis. Neck-spots are large, pure white. Male wing length 237-262 (249) mm.


Breeds near Dzhanybek and Urda, in Ural valley in south to Atyrau, in island forests in middle current of Ural, and shelterbelts on Kushum river; in places breeds in Northern Kazakhstan, in particular at Naurzum, Kokchetav forests and Karaganda area. In summer observed in Pavlodar Trans-Irtysh are, on Irtysh and Ulba valleys. On migration occurs in western part of Kazakhstan, eastward to Kurgaldzhino, Chulak-Espe and middle current Syrdarya valley. Rare recorded in winter (28 December 1975, 19 February 1992 and 25 March 1978) near Ust-Kamenogorsk.


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

Columba palumbus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Columba palumbus casiotis
(Bonoparte, 1854)

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