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Black Kite

Milvus migrans migrans (Boddaert, 1783)

Черный коршун | Қара кезқұйрық
adult

2016-04-30
Uralsk-Atyrau road.
© Askar Isabekov

Description

Head is light-brown, much lighter than dark-brownish mantle; the crown is with neat shaft streaks; belly, flanks, long leg-feathers and under tail coverts are with well developed red-brownish colour. Inner webs of primaries are black-brownish, rarer with pale marble pattern at base and very rarely with insignificant development of white at base. The outer web of P6 is slightly narrowed, or sometimes without narrowing. Male wing 430-460 (445), female 440-475 (460) mm.

Distribution

Nests and occurs on migration in southern parts of Kazakhstan, on Syrdarya and Chu valleys, where intergrades with lineatus.

References

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. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.

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relative taxons

Milvus migrans
(Boddaert, 1783)
Milvus migrans lineatus
(J.E.Gray, 1831)

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