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Turkestan Tit

Parus bokharensis bokharensis (Lichtenstein, 1823)

Бухарская синица | Сұр шымшық

Syrdaria river near Bairkum bridge. South Kazakhstan oblast.
© Andrey Kovalenko


The lightest and smallest race. On upper parts bluish tinge is well developed. Male wing 64.5-70.0, female 62.0-66.5 mm. Male bill 7.6-9.0, female 7.4-9.0 mm.


Breeds from eastern coast of Aral Sea and Syrdarya delta eastward to Chu valley. Isolated breeding populations occur on Mangyshlak, in Ushtogan sands, where the nest with clutch was found, and on middle part of Emba valley, where adult and juvenal birds recorded in June.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 4. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1972. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005.


relative taxons

Parus bokharensis
(Lichtenstein, 1823)
Parus bokharensis ferghanensis
(Buturlin, 1912)
Parus bokharensis turkestanicus
(Zarudny et Loudon, 1905)

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Юрий Малков: Вылетела из под ног,и я не успел понять кто это.К этому гнезду я ещё конечно вернусь,но не терпится узнать кто это.Птица была больше похожа [....]


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Анна Ясько: Вероятно, южная бормотушка.

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