South Kazakhstan, Dzhabagly village.
© Yevgeny Belousov
Please see detailed distribution in the section "Subspecies".
Rare winter visitor, or may be very rare resident. In winter inhabits deciduous forest with scrubs, especially places with bastard acacia, forest-belts and gardens. In summer it was observed on alpine meadow among large boulders and rocky outcrops. Appears in end November in small groups and flocks up to 30-50 birds. Latest recorded in early March. At Chokpak Pass 20-21 October 1970 singles observed in forest-belt, one was caught 12 April 1970. On Pamir at 4100 m the nest found in rock crack 26 July 1960. It was made from twigs, grass and rootlets lined with lay of hair. It contained 5 heavy incubated blue rare spotted eggs, fledglings observed in end August.
|Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi (Sharpe, 1886)|
Description. The lightest race, common colour is pink, white spots on head and breast bigger with washed out edges. On breeding in Kazakhstan not found.
|Carpodacus rubicilla kobdensis (Sushkin, 1925)|
Description. Coloration darker than in severtzoi, upperparts grey with light pinkish tint, white spots on head and breast smaller with sharp edges.
Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Полный определитель птиц европейской части России / Под общей редакцией д.б.н. М. В. Калякина: В 3 частях. - Часть 3. М.: ООО "Фитон XXI", 2014.
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