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Siberian Stonechat

Saxicola maurus maurus (Pallas, 1773)

Западносибирский черноголовый чекан | Қарабас шақшақ
male

2014-07-21
Berel river, Katon
© Valentin Zenkov

Description

At males the tail feathers are black with a bit dispersal of white color on the base (sometimes white color is almost absent and in this case tail feathers are wholly black with some lightening on base only). Upper tail coverts are white (with the buffy tips in fresh plumage). The least dispersal of the white color on tail feathers (sometimes complete disappearance) is peculiar to the birds of Central Asia.

Distribution

Breeds in northern and eastern Kazakhstan, from the middle current of Ural river up to Altai. In the south to Ayryuk Mt. in Mugodzhary ridge, Irgiz valley, lower current of Turgay and Chu rivers (however recently not found here), Dzhungarskiy Alatau, Talasskiy Alatau and Ugamskiy ridge. On migration occurs throughout exclude Volga-Ural area, Mangyshlak and Ustyurt.

References

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

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relative taxons

Saxicola maurus
(Pallas, 1773)
Saxicola maurus variegata
(S.G.Gmelin, 1774)

synonyms

Saxicola torquata tschekantschik
(Gmеlin, 1789)
Saxicola torquata indica
(Вlyth, 1847)

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