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Turkestan Shrike

Lanius phoenicuroides phoenicuroides (Schalow, 1875)

Туркестанский жулан | Қызылқұйрық тағанақ

Moinkum desert
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The crown is rusty-brown (the intensity of crown color considerably varies from buffy-brown to dark- brown; some specimens have more or less grey tinge on the brown background color of the crown). The back is brown; the underparts are white usually rusty tinged. The white supercilium is narrow and neat. Generally the upperparts are darker, browner, less grey than on karelini.


Breeds in Tien Shan, Karatau, Dzhungarskiy Alatau and Tarbagatay. On migration, it probably occurs on nearby plains, but details have not been investigated.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 3. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1970. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.


relative taxons

Lanius phoenicuroides
(Schalow, 1875)
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Lanius phoenicuroides karelini
(Bogdanov, 1881)
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