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Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca halimodendri (Sushkin, 1904)

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Almaty region, Topar lakes
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Upper parts are brownish-clayey sandy tinged, paler than on curruca and telengetica, but darker than on minula and jaxartica. Crown is greyish, less brownish, appreciably contrasting with other upper parts. Flight and tail feathers are pale-brownish with light edges on outer webs, secondaries with light tips. Wing length 60.0-70.0 (64.4) mm. Wing-tip is broad, its top is formed by equal P3-P5; usually P2 < P7. young birds whitish field on R6 occupies somewhat more than 1/3 of inner vane, narrowing along shaft to feather base; small whitish spot present on the tip of R5.


Breeds and also occurs on migration in Kazakhstan deserts from Northern Trans-Caspian area and Mangyshlak westward to Zaysan depression and Muyunkum desert; in north to lowers of Irgiz and Turgay rivers, Kurgaldzhino Reserve, Tusum sands and Betpak-Dala.


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

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Александр Катунцев: здесь серый. сори плохо учился:):):)


Алдияр Сапарбаев: Игорь Владимирович, как вы определили?))Я бы удалил этот снимок, по такому снимку даже не рискнул что либо комментировать.


Игорь Фефелов: На втором снимке летит чирок-трескунок самец. На первом фото справа - тоже трескунок, самка, а слева непонятно. Так или иначе, серию можно пометить [....]

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