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Almaty. Republic Square.

2010-10-26 | Askar Isabekov

I saw flock of Black-throated Thruses, about ten birds. Thrushes fed in grass under birch-trees and lindens together with Rooks. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-24 | Askar Isabekov

This year fist Chaffinches and Bramblings. Hooded Crows appeared too. [...... read more ]


Ile Alatau National Park.

2010-10-03 | Askar Isabekov

Kazachka river, road to Kokjailau. There are a bit of birds, but in Kokjailau valley birds never were a lot. From time to time little birds occured, I identified only Grey-headed Goldfinches, Coal Tits in spruce forest and two Blue-capped Redstarts on the border of Pine forest and meadow. Goldcrests and Mistle Thrushes were identified by sounds but may be I mistook. I also head other little birds but I can't identify all birds by sound, so didn't tell any special about these birds. Raptors. One Golden Eagle, one Kestrel, one Sparrowhawk. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-02 | Askar Isabekov

In the Square near State Museum I saw Hume's Warblers, Great Tits, House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Mynahs and one Grey Wagtail. After lunch time in Karasai region I watch two Long-legged Buzzards. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

© Sergey Ukhov
2018-01-22
Bautino, Mangystau

Первая встреча вида на Мангышлаке.


Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-01-28
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The second winter record of Black Redstart in S and SE Kazakhstan. Before this record one male was observed in 7th of February, 1998 in Zhabagly village (Чаликова, 2008).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2017-12-23
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

First winter record in Dzhungar Alatau area. The closest wintering spots of Pygmy Cormorant are known in Chu river valley near Korday village, border of Kyrgyz Republic (Белялов, Карпов 2008). Also in wintering recorded in Issyk-Kul lake (Кулагин 2006).


White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)

© Andrey Vilyayev
2018-01-16
Iuzhnokazakhstanskaia oblast, Koksaraiskoe vodokhranilishche

First record of so huge number of wintering White-winged Larks in Kazahstan. In Arys irrigated lands the observers recorded eight flocks of 150 to 15 000 birds, totally about 30 000 birds. The reason of the concentration of Larks in one spot is the snowy weather in the day before the day of record.

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Big Year 2018

1. Askar Isabekov (79)
2. Andrey Vilyayev (52)
3. Boris Gubin (45)
4. Anna Yasko (44)
5. Alexandr Katuncev (43)
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unidentified birds


2018-02-19

Сергей: Вероятно в гибридизации участвовал самец обыкновенной, а самка белошапочная.

2018-01-22

Аскар Исабеков: Темные курганники совершенно не обязательно являются гибридами с мохноногим. Мне кажется, что вблизи гор их не больше, чем где-нибудь в Кургальджино.
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2017-12-01

Ясько Анна: На мой взгляд, пропорции у этих двух птиц одинаковые. Сидящая птица также по пропорциям на канюка не похожа (маленькая голова).Кстати, вот
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2017-11-30

Николай Балацкий: Однозначно, что ремез. Голова в анфас, то есть клювом к фотографу.

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