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Great Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor excubitor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Серый сорокопут | Үлкен тағанақ

Dongeleksor. Mangystau oblast.
© Askar Isabekov


On males the upperparts are darker; the forehead is less whitish more grey; the white supercilium is narrower; the white on the primaries and secondaries, on the bases of central tail feathers and on the terminal parts of outer four pairs of tail feathers is less extensive than on homeyeri. The white on tertials is less or no presented. Uppertail coverts are usually pale-grey, sometimes off-white. The white underparts are without dark pattern.


Occurs on wintering in the plain parts of Kazakhstan.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 3. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1970. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.


relative taxons

Lanius excubitor
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Lanius excubitor homeyeri
(Cabanis, 1873)
Lanius excubitor sibiricus
(Bogdanov, 1881)
Lanius excubitor mollis
(Eversmann, 1853)
Lanius excubitor funereus
(Menzbier, 1894)


Lanius excubitor melanopterus
(Brehm, 1860)
Lanius excubitor europaeus
(Bogdanov, 1881)
Lanius excubitor galliae
(Kleinschmidt, 1917)
Lanius excubitor stepensis
(Gavrilenko, 1928)

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unidentified birds


Андрей Коваленко: Я за камышовую.


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


Игорь Фефелов: На мой взгляд, перепелятник и есть, форма крыльев вполне похожа в этой позиции.

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