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Little Owl

Athene noctua noctua (Scopoli, 1769)

Домовый сыч | Байғыз

Karamendy settlement, Naurzum region, Kostanai oblast
© Aleksey Timoshenko


Upper parts are dark brownish, darkest of all races; the dark pattern on the under parts is deep and contrast. Male wing length 152-169 (160), female 158-177 (168) mm.


Breeds the northern part of the area between Volga and Ural rivers (southward to 49-th parallel), and Ural valley, eastward to lower reaches of Ilek river. Probably birds of this race observed in the end of July 2001 at Shortandy area.


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 indigena
(C.L.Brehm, 1855)
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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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