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Little Owl

Athene noctua indigena (C.L.Brehm, 1855)

Домовый сыч | Байғыз

Isatai. Caspian depression.
© Askar Isabekov


Upper parts are rusty-brown less brown, sometimes greyish tinged, lighter than on noctua. The dark pattern on under parts is slightly paler and less contrast than on noctua. Male wing length 163-170 (164), female 166-173 (168) mm.


Breeds in the southern part of the area between Volga and Ural rivers (northward to 49-th parallel), on east to lower current of Ural valley.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. 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.


relative taxons

Athene noctua
(Scopoli, 1769)
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Athene noctua noctua
(Scopoli, 1769)
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Athene noctua bactriana
(Blyth, 1847)
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Athene noctua orientalis
(Severtzov, 1873)
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Athene noctua plumipes
(Swinhoe, 1870)
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Big Year 2018

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1. Askar Isabekov (127)
2. Boris Gubin (102)
3. Alexandr Belyaev (84)
4. Alexandr Katuncev (71)
5. Anna Yasko (64)