Tickell’s Thrush (Turdus unicolor) – a new bird species for Tajikistan. - P.V. Kvartalnov, A.G. Abdulnazarov, V.Yu. Arkhipov, A.V. Grabovsky, E.A. Koblik, F.A. Kondrashov - Berkut. 21 (1-2). 2012. - P. 20-22.
We describe an invasion of the Tickell’s Thrush to the Panj river valley, Gorny Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan in 2012. First male was found singing in the Khorog municipal park (37° 29΄ 24΄΄ N, 71° 31΄ 50΄΄ E, 2100 m a.s.l.) at 22.05. He was singing actively till the end of June. A female was observed in the same park at 18.06. The pair stayed in Khorog till 18.07. The second male was observed singing in Gozhak village (37° 24΄ 20΄΄ N, 71° 29΄ 53΄΄ E, 2110 m a.s.l.) at 11.06. The third male was singing in Ishkashim settlement (36° 43΄ 40΄΄ N, 71° 36΄ 45΄΄ N, 2540 m a.s.l.) at 13.06. [Russian].
Key words: fauna, Pamir, distribution, invasion.
Address: P.V. Kvartalnov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Biological Faculty, Vertebrate Zoology Dept.; Leninskiye Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia; e-mail: cettia@yandex.ru.