Caspian Snowcock (Tetraogallus caspius) - HBW 2, p. 482
French: Tétraogalle de Perse
Spanish: Perdigallo del Caspio
Taxonomy: Tetrao caspius S. G. Gmelin, 1784, Astarabad, northern Iran.
Has been included within a species group, the dark bellied snowcocks, with T. caucasicus and T. himalayensis. Population of Turkey and Armenia has been separated in different subspecies, tauricus, but doubtfully distict. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- caspius (S. G. Gmelin, 1784) - S & E Turkey through Armenia and NW Iran to S Transcaspia.
- semenowtianschanskii Zarudny, 1908 - Zagros Mts, Iran.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Recorded at c. 3000 m a.s.l (Aladağlar Mountains). These birds always roost on the hight rocks on the hightest hill and then sta
Locality Yahyalı, Kayseri Province, Turkey
ahmet karataş 27 June 2010 3 years ago 3.8
a male on the rock
Locality Demirkazik, Turkey
Marcin Sołowiej 24 May 2014 1 year ago 3
Probably the female. It stayed there for at least half an hour. Approximate elevation: 2400 m.
Locality Demirkazik, Turkey (ssp caspius)
Olivier Boissier 2 May 2013 1 year ago 3
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