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Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush

Monticola saxatilis turkestanicus (Zarudny, 1918)

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Degeres, Zhambyl region, Alma Ata oblast
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The rusty color of the breast, abdomen and undertail coverts is lighter than on saxatilis.


Breeds and also occurs on migration in the eastern half of Kazakhstan in the north to Saur ridge, Southwest Altai (Markakol lake), Kalbinskiy Altai, Semipalatinsk area (Semeytau, Kokon), sources of Ishim river and in Ulytau. Breeds in the mountains and the foothills of Saur, Monrak, Tarbagatay, Dzhungarskiy Alatau, Tien Shan; and also Karatau ridge in the west to Mynzhilke. Probably nests in Betpak-Dala on Dzhambulgora. In summer recorded in Kyzylkum (near Timur station); in Syrdarya valley at Dzhulek; and in Zerenda vicinities. Vagrant bird observed 11 May 1980 in Kurgaldzhino Reserve.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 3. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1970. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. А.Ф.Ковшарь "Певчие птицы". Алма-Ата, "Кайнар", 1983.


relative taxons

Monticola saxatilis
(Linnaeus, 1766)
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Monticola saxatilis saxatilis
(Linnaeus 1758)
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Monticola saxatilis centralasie
(Serebrovsky, 1927)

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