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Daurian Partridge

Perdix dauurica (Pallas, 1811)

Бородатая куропатка | Сақалды шіл

Zhambyl oblast. Ryskulov region. Kyrgiz Alatau ridge, Kyzylkiya pass.
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Breeding in shrubbery at low altitude and in highlands of Northern and Western Tien Shan (up to Chokpak pass), in Dzhungarskiy Alatau, Saur, Monrak ridges and on Southern Altai. In early December a flock observed in Karachingil, close to Kapchagay Reservoir.


Rare resident. Inhabits highland (1500-2000m) and alpine (up to 3200-3400 m) steppe with bushes, and agricultural areas. In March they occur in groups of 5-7 birds, and in April they form pairs. Nest is built under bush or grass on the ground. Clutches of 13-20 eggs in May - June, a brood with small chicks observed in mid-July. In autumn and winter they live in areas with thin snow cover.


Perdix dauurica dauurica (Pallas, 1811)


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.



Perdix dauurica dauurica
(Pallas, 1811)


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