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Eurasian Blackbird

Turdus merula intermedius (Richmond, 1896)

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The general color of female is darker, more blackish, less greyish; the rusty color on the breast is less dispersed than on merula. The bill is stouter and stronger; the general sizes are larger than on merula. Male wing length 132-145 (138.5) mm.


Breeds in Dzhungarskiy Alatau, Tien Shan and Karatau (Malaya Sunga, Kashkarata valleys); in foothills of Tien Shan it lives in inhabited localities, furthermore its number is increased there in recent years; it is confirmed by the autumn observations at Chokpak Pass. The recent decades it settles on North-East Kazakhstan: since 1982 it breeds on Western Altai in Uba valley; in 1977 it observed on South Altai in Bukhtarma river uppers; and in 1992-1993 it breeds on Markakol lake where heretofore vagrant birds observed only. One male observed at May 14 2003 in Sarychagan (Balkhash lake). In winter the part of Blackbirds comes down to the adjacent plains (between Ust-Kamenogorsk and Ridder, Makanchi, Alakol lake, Ile valley near Iliisk, Chu-Ile mountains) up to Syrdarya valley.


В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург, Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. А.Ф.Ковшарь "Певчие птицы". Алма-Ата, "Кайнар", 1983.


relative taxons

Turdus merula
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Turdus merula merula
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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