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Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata arquata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Aidarhan, Jangala region, West Kazakhstan oblast
© Askar Isabekov


Overall tone of the color of plumage is darker. Dark streaks on upper parts are larger; light edges of feather are narrow dark-buffy. Dark streaks on under parts are broad; flanks are bar-patterned. On axillaries there are dark streaks and mottles which sometimes formed the bar-pattern. On rump the dark streaks developed, upper tail coverts are with cross black-brown bars.


Breeds in Western Kazakhstan, between Volga valley and upper reaches of Emba intergrades with orientalis.


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.


relative taxons

Numenius arquata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Numenius arquata orientalis
(C.L. Brehm, 1831)
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