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Great Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor homeyeri (Cabanis, 1873)

Серый сорокопут | Үлкен тағанақ

Sorbulak lake, Almaty region
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On males the upperparts are paler; the forehead is whiter; the white supercilium is broader; the white on the primaries and secondaries, on the bases of central tail feathers and on the terminal parts of four outer pairs of tail feathers is more extensive, than on excubitor. The white on tertial is well defined. Uppertail coverts are usually white. The underparts are white without dark pattern.


Probably this race breeds in Northern Kazakhstan and Naurzum Reserve. On autumn wanderings and wintering occurs almost throughout, in particular regularly observed in Kurgaldzhino Reserve and Tien Shan highlands (Bolshoye Almatinskoye lake).


"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 excubitor
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Lanius excubitor excubitor
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Lanius excubitor sibiricus
(Bogdanov, 1881)
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Lanius excubitor mollis
(Eversmann, 1853)
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Lanius excubitor funereus
(Menzbier, 1894)


Lanius excubitor leucoptera
(Severtzov, 1875)
Lanius excubitor przewalskii
(Bogdanov, 1881)

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unidentified birds


Анна Ясько: Тут я пас. Не знаю признаков pseudorufinus.


Анна Ясько: В полете как-то проще определять и если видно окрас низа. Тут придется ориентироваться на габитус, окрас хвоста. На курганника не похож. По


Сергей Силантьев: Даже визуальное сравнение с большим крохалем на снимке говорит о том, что птица не маленькая...Кряква.

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