Familiar to UK birders as there are increasing records of feral
breeding in the UK. Whether any are of wild origin is debatable, as they seem wary in many places, whereas UK
birds are not. The core range is Central Asia, from Mongolia and northwest China to the Black Sea, with
scattered populations in Europe and North-west Africa. They are common in Turkey and Armenia, where the flight
shots were taken, the others are from Kazakhstan.
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