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Almaty. Samal.

2011-03-30 | Askar Isabekov

Chaffinches, Bramblings. Males already have bright breeding plumage. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Dendropark.

2011-03-26 | Askar Isabekov

Many Chaffinches and Bramblings in little flocks permanently flew from pillar to post. White and Masked Wagtails stayed on open areas, mostly on snow. In far part of park I saw one hen Peasant and one Upland Buzzard. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2011-03-24 | Askar Isabekov

White-winged Grosbeaks, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Blackbirds. [...... read more ]


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Ile Alatau National Park. Kim-Asar gorge.

2011-03-20 | Askar Isabekov

In mountains I saw flock of Great Cormorants about 30 birds flying from west to east. Probably birds flew from Issyk-Kul. Also saw Nutcrackers and Goldcrests. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2011-03-18 | Askar Isabekov

This spring first Masked Wagtail. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2011-03-07 | Askar Isabekov

In winter thaws Grey-headed Goldfinches sang the song as if they believed to early spring. This winter it was several times. But today's Goldfinch not sang but picked seeds from pine cones. But Chaffinches fed on ground. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula ulula)

© Aleksandr Klimenko
2017-11-25
Poperechka river, Ridder, VKO

The first photo record of this subspecies on the site birds.kz.


Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-11-17

The second record in Semirechye. From November 17 to December 7 one Lesser White-fronted Goose and five White-fronted Geese were observed together at one of Karachingil lakes. Before this 3 birds had been met on March 9th of 2003 in the floodplain of Kopy near the Saz railway station (Karpov, Belyalov, Kovshar 2004).
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В., Ковшарь В.А. Первая встреча пискульки на юго-востоке Казахстана//Каз. орнитол. бюлл. 2003. Алматы, 2004. С. 135.


Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides)

© Anna Yasko
2017-11-01
Aktau, Mangystau region

The first record on Mangyshlak. The nearest known record points are located too much to east: Karatau ridge (Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; Chalikova, Kolbintsev, 2005) and the foothills of Talas Alatau (Belousov, www.birds.kz).


Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-10-28
VKO Katon-Karagay

The easternmost record in Kazakhstan. During migration Blackcap mostly occurs in Western Kazakhstan. For a long time the easternmost record was the observation in Borovoe (Shtegman, 1934). In Kurgaldzhino birds were recorded both in spring and autumn migration (Koshkin, 2017). In Russia this species distributes in east up to Tomsk and Kemerovo oblast (Ryabitsev, 2014; Vasilchenko, 2004). In China first Blackcap was recorded in 2012 in Kashi (Guo H., Ma M., 2013), also birds were later observed at November 21st and December 29th of 2013 (www.xinjiang.birds.watch). Probably the occurring of Blackcaps so far to east relates to the new wintering spots of the eastern populations of this species.

Васильченко А.А. «Птицы Кемеровской области». Кемерово: Кузбассвузиздат, 2004-488 с. Гаврилов Э.И. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.
Рябицев В.К. "Птицы Сибири". Москва-Екатеринбург, Изд-во "Кабинетный ученый", 2014. Guo H., Ma M. Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)-a new bird record in China [Chinese]. Zoological Research, 2013, Oct. 34(5). P. 507-508

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2018-01-14

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2017-12-25

Сергей Л. Волков: Для кряквы много белого на переднем крае зеркальца. Если же это размазалось на снимке, то я тоже вполне согласен с кряквой.

2017-12-23

Юрий Малков:
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2017-12-14

Малик Нукусбеков: здесь определит очень сложно, и не могу сказать 100% восточный..... скрой всего гибрид....

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