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Eurasian Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis major (Taszanowski, 1879)

Щегол | Кәдімгі пайыз

Il'ichevka, Pavlodar obl.
© Oleg Lyakhov


The mantle is lighter, more greyish-brown, the brown breast spots are lighter and less extensive than in carduelis. Sizes larger.


Breeding on Ishim valley near Petropavlovsk, in Kokchetav upland (Borovoye, Zerenda, Sandyktau and to north from Kokchetav), in Irtysh valley, in Pavlodarskoye Trans-Irtysh area, in foothills of Altai (Ust-Kamenogorsk) and in Ridder. At once breeding recorded in Almaty, where a brood with adult birds observed 7 July 1953. On migration and wintering occurs westward to area Northern Trans-Aral area.


Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург. Издательство Уральского университета, 2000. "Птицы Казахстана" том 5. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1974.


relative taxons

Carduelis carduelis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Carduelis carduelis carduelis
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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