Checklist S45344608

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Chimgan village (southern end)

Owner James Kennerley

Traveling
  • 1
  • 10.03 km
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 15
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Not rare

  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard

  4. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Including three chasing each other in an area around the Rake Nur hotel road indicating they may breed in the area.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  5. Number observed: 5

    Comments: Nice views of several especially in the orchard on the Rake Nur hotel road.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
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  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Views were not sufficient to confirm identification although I noted that the outer rectrices were completely yellow. However, I was able to observe the male again later in the day where I was able to confirm the identification (S45344561).

    Male was singing on and off from the stand of poplars around the around but flew long distances (probably several hundred metres) to different patches of trees away from these poplars where he also sang from. At one point, I observed the male chasing a female.

    Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
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  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Bird was hanging around an allotment in town. Rather elusive as the other individuals I have seen in Uzbekistan have been.

  9. Number observed: 5

    Comments: ssp. orientalis

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  10. Number observed: 10

    Comments: Several birds and pairs seen. One bird observed carrying material to a nest, although I couldn't discern the exact nest location.

    Breeding Code: NB Nest Building (Confirmed)
  11. Number observed: 4
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  12. Number observed: 10

    Comments: Birds, especially the males, showed a more strongly marked head pattern than those I observed near the EBBCC. Several birds were heard only giving their thin high pitched call.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
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  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard reeling up a steep banking so didn't go after it.

    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  14. Number observed: 12

    Comments: A couple of small groups hawking over the village and landing on wires.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  15. Number observed: 8

    Comments: A flock seen hawking over the village.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  16. Number observed: 8

    Comments: Birds seen and heard calling. None singing.

  17. Number observed: 10

    Comments: Excellent views of several in nice sunlight. Plumage is overall much darker and greyer than Lesser Whitethroat recalling Arabian Warbler although not as dark.

    Several birds singing giving a song much more flutey than any subspecies of Lesser Whitethroat.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
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  18. Number observed: 15

    Comments: Of the spotless variety ssp. porphyronotus. Reasonable scope views of several birds foraging in a field east of the road.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  19. Number observed: 40
    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  20. Number observed: 10
    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 15

    Comments: Excellent views of three singing from fairly open perches (one on a woven fence!) but sometimes from more concealed perches with more leaf cover.

    The remainder were heard singing but not seen.

    Plumage was largely as expected. Overall greyer and paler than nominate. Wing coverts with fairly narrow pale fringing, although I couldn't discern pale fringing to the uppertail coverts - perhaps this is only apparent in fresh plumage? Indistinct supercilium which was more apparent when the bird was facing me rather than in profile. I also noted the gape and inside of the mouth was pinkish rather than the golden yellow typical of ssp. megarhynchos.

    Song with slower tempo and less melodic than ssp. megarhynchos thus a little reminiscent of Thrush Nightingale.

    Breeding Code: M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
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  23. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Three around the stream near the ski lift. Another flew upstream near the end of Rake Nur hotel road.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
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  24. Number observed: 15
    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  25. Number observed: 5
  26. Number observed: 3
  27. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard

  28. Number observed: 6

    Comments: A group of five near the school and a single from the main road.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  29. Number observed: 15

    Comments: Most not seen and only heard singing.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  30. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Ssp. turkestanicus. Only saw males which appeared greyer than the nominate.

    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
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