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Common Raven

Corvus corax laurencei (Hume, 1873)

Ворон | Құзғын

Ustyurt plateau
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Upper breast is brownish or brown (the brown colouring is absent in fresh plumage). Long gular feathers are the same length as in corax, shorter than in tibetanus. In average smaller than tibetanus. Wing length of males and females is 405-471 mm (442).


Breeding on Mangyshlak, in Kyzylkum desert and probably east through Karatau ridge and Chu-Iliyskiye Mts. up to south-western spurs of Dzhungarskiy Alatau, where also occurs in winter.


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. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.


relative taxons

Corvus corax
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Corvus corax corax
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Corvus corax tibetanus
(Hodgson, 1849)
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