basic information

Baikal Bullfinch

Pyrrhula cineracea (Canabis, 1872)

Серый снегирь | Боз суықторғай

Eastern Kazakstan,Usti-Kamenogorsk .KSHT
© Vladimir Shefer


Breeds in Western Altai on Ivanovskiy and Lineyskiy ridges, in Belaya Uba valley, in Southern Altai, in upper reaches of Bukhtarma river, in depression of Markakol lake and in Kara-Kaba valley. On dispersal and in winter occurs mainly in eastern Kazakhstan, sometimes in west to Semipalatinsk, Kurgaldzhino Reserve and Astana, Almaty, Chu-Iliyskiye Mts. and Syrdarya valley at Kzyl-Orda. Vagrant recorded 18 October 1975 in lower of Ural valley near Atyrau.


Rare resident, but is common in Altai in winter. Inhabits the fir forests with some deciduous trees, the fir-larch and spruce-birch forests on the river valleys or lakes shore at altitudes 1400-1800 m. On dispersal visits the deciduous forests with shrubs undergrowth, riparian forests, and thickets of tall weeds. In Altai begins to sing in end of February – March and sings until end of May (the singing birds were heard in May 25, 1966 in Kara-Kaba river valley). Breeds in separate pairs fairly far from each other. One nest in birch at height 5 m above the ground was found in May 8, 1975; nest was made from the thin twigs and dry grass and is lined with thin rootlets and hair. Female with dry grass in bill was observed in July 12, 1966. Fledglings recorded in mid-July – first ten days of August, independent juveniles observed in early July. Autumn-winter dispersal begins in August – September, in south-eastern Kazakhstan Grey Bullfinches appear in end of October – early November, and observed up to mid-May.


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.


other names

Grey Bullfinch

go to family:


in other projects

Birds of Siberia

information gallery
Birds of Europaean part of Russia

information gallery
Birds of Far East Russia

information gallery
Birds of Russia

information gallery

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Askar Isabekov (134)
2. Boris Gubin (112)
3. Alexandr Belyaev (84)
4. Alexandr Katuncev (71)
5. Anna Yasko (67)


unidentified birds


Сергей Л. Волков: Анна, действительно, бывают и бекасы с таким исподом крыла. У нас бекасы довольно редки, и у наблюдал только светлый испод. Теперь буду знать.Я


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


Ясько Анна: На мой взгляд, пропорции у этих двух птиц одинаковые. Сидящая птица также по пропорциям на канюка не похожа (маленькая голова).Кстати, вот

more unidentified birds...