rare birds records
Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)
© Ainur Iskakova
One more record of rare vagrant visitor in Kazakhstan.
Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)
© Andrey Vilyayev
Almatinskaya obl., Malaisary
Rare record of Blue Whistling Thrush ouside the Northern Tian Shan. In addition to this record the following ones are known: in Taukum desert (April 28-29 1996, Berezovikov, Erokhov, 1996); in Chulak mountains (April 14 1973, Kovshar, Berezovikov, 2001); and in upper Charyn river (June 14 1980, Kubykin, 1991).
Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)
© Andrey Kovalenko
The first record in Mangyshlak peninsula. The closest breeding spots of Wallcreeper are located in Kopetdag and Great Balkhan mountains (Turkmenia), more than 500 kms to south.
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
© Askar Isabekov
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.
First photo of rare wintering species in Sorbulak, and generelly in SE Kazakhstan. Before this record male and female were observed in flock of Tufted Ducks at February 2nd, 2003; and single bird at Jabuary 18th, February 21st, and March 13th of 2004 (Belyalov, Karpov 2012).