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Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Bubo bubo turcomanus (Eversmann, 1835)

Обыкновенный филин | Үкі

Mangistau oblast, Buzachi peninsula
© Andrey Vilyayev


Background colour is pale, yellowish-buff. Dark pattern on upper- and underparts is paler, less espressed and more shattered than in interpositus. Dark longitudinal pattern on underparts is not covered to belly. Male wing length 420-468, female 470-492 mm.


Breeds from southern part of Volga-Ural area eastward to Zaysan lake and headwaters of Irtysh river, in south up to Ustyurt, lower reaches of Syrdarya and Northern Trans-Balkhash area.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 2. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1962.
Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.
Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005.


relative taxons

Bubo bubo
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Bubo bubo ruthenus
(Zhitlov et Buturlin, 1906)
Bubo bubo sibiricus
(Gloger, 1833)
Bubo bubo yenisseensis
(Buturlin, 1911)
Bubo bubo omissus
(Dementiev, 1933)
Bubo bubo hemachalanus
(Hume, 1873)

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