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European Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris chloris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Обыкновенная зеленушка | Жасылтауылжық

Aksu region, Pavlodar oblast
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Yellow-green on upperparts is darker than in turkestanicus, with olive-brown shade.


Breeding in Uralsk and in middle current of Ural valley. Nesting in Northern Kazakhstan possible, as in south of Western Siberia it settles to east. Breeding pair observed in 1991 on Ust-Kamenogorsk suburb. On migration occurs in Volga-Ural area, in lower Ural valley, in Naurzum Reserve and Kurgaldzino Reserve, on Mangyshlak; recorded also in Karaganda, at Semipalatinsk and in Makanchi village area (subspecies not established). In winter occurs in lower Ural valley at Yamanka, and also in foothills of Western Altai and in Kalbinskiy Altai.


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. Издательство Уральского университета, 2000.


relative taxons

Carduelis chloris
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Carduelis chloris turkestanicus
(Zarudny, 1907)
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