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Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca curruca (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Altybaisor lake, Aksu region, Pavlodar oblast
© Oleg Lyakhov


Upper parts are brownish-clayey, darker than on all other races. Crown is bluish-grey, ear coverts are brownish, slightly expressive. Wing length 60.0-72.0 (65.8) mm. Wing-tip is pointed, its top forms by P3, P6 < P3 on 4-5 mm; P2 = P6, rare P6>P2>P7 or P5>P2>P6.


Breeds in the forest-steppes and steppes of Kazakhstan from Volga-Ural steppes eastward to south-west foothills of Altai; in south probably to Novaya Kazanka and lower Ural river; upper current of Emba river; Kurgaldzhino; Karaganda; and Kazakh Upland. In south occurs on migration.


В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург, Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.


relative taxons

Sylvia curruca
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sylvia curruca telengetica
(Sushkin, 1925)
Sylvia curruca halimodendri
(Sushkin, 1904)
Sylvia curruca jaxartica
(Snigirevski, 1929)
Sylvia curruca minula
(Hume, 1873)


Sylvia curruca dumetorum
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Sylvia curruca sylviella
(Latham, 1787)
Sylvia curruca garrula
(Bechstein, 1807)
Sylvia curruca molaria
(Brehm, 1831)
Sylvia curruca superciliaris
(Brehm, 1855)
Sylvia curruca sordida
(Heuglin, 1867)
Sylvia curruca blythi
(Ticehurst et Whistler, 1933)

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