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European Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris turkestanicus (Zarudny, 1907)

Обыкновенная зеленушка | Жасылтауылжық

Almaty, Republic Square
© Askar Isabekov


Yellow-green on upperparts is lighter than in chloris.


Breeding and also occurs on migration in Syrdarya valley up to Kzyl-Orda, at low altitude and in foothills of Tien Shan eastward to Almaty, where appeared in 1973. Settling probably proceeds. So, in April 1997, they were common in Chundzha village, and 14 May singing male observed in Dzharkent. In 1999-2000 recorded in foothills of Dzhungarskiy Alatau, in Ucharal, and in Zaysan town, where nest with juveniles found 22 May 2001. Wintering to south from Chimkent, and in Ile valley.


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. Издательство Уральского университета, 2000.


relative taxons

Carduelis chloris
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Carduelis chloris chloris
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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unidentified birds


Alexandr Mesiats: Да, безусловно, согласен с Вами, но следует ли из этого, что чернушке, как "скальнику" (и практически "чистому" синатропу) легче приспособится [....]


Нурлан Онгарбаев: Если других версий нет, переношу в Садовую.


Игорь Фефелов: Тоже за дерябу, расцветка физиономии очень характерная.

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