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Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus (Blyth, 1842)

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East Kazakhstan, Yazevoye lake
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Breeding in Southwest Altai in upper current of Bukhtarma river, on the joint of Ivanovskiy, Lineyskiy and Kholzunskiy ridges, close to Ridder and in Altaiskiy Tarbagatay ridge, but on Markakol lake occurs only on migration. On migration recorded also near Aidarly (16 April 1999), in Turaygyr ridge (25 April 2002), at Chokpak Pass (29 September, 6-7 October 2000), on Sorbulak lake (23 September 1984), near Semipalatinsk (5 October 1922) and Tashkent.


Rare breeding migrant. Inhabits highland with pygmy birch thickets at 1100-2000 m. On migration visits reed-beds and shelter-belts. Appears in mid-April – early May, on Big Almaty lake singing male recorded 27 April 2000, near Tashkent one bird shot 12 May. Breeding in separate pairs. Nest is built in bush (birch, willow) close to ground from the dry grass lined with feathers. Clutches of 4-6 eggs in end June, juveniles fledge in end July. In autumn in Bukhtarma valley recorded in mid-September, near Semipalatinsk 5 October 1922, two birds caught on Sorbulak lake 23 September 1984, and three singles at Chokpak Pass 29 September, 6 and 7 October 2000. Nearby of Tashkent one bird shot 10 October.


Phylloscopus fuscatus fuscatus (Blyth, 1842)


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.



Phylloscopus fuscatus fuscatus
(Blyth, 1842)

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