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Almaty, Samal.

2012-06-30 | Askar Isabekov

Male Scops Owl change its day location from chestnut tree to wild apricot near my door what means the flight chicks out of the nest occurred or are proposed. Owl didn’t pay attention to passed people but opened the eyes and fluffed one’s feathers when the cat appeared. [...... read more ]


Sorbulak, Akterek.

2012-06-23 | Askar Isabekov

On the Little Sorbulak lakes I watched Mute Swans, one Dalmatian Pelican, many Ducks unidentified in morning light, the pair of Black-bellied Sandgrouses flew to watering-place, Great Crested Grebes, Grey Herons and White Egrets. On the Big Sorbulak the birds were much more, I noticed Pintails, Wigeons, Shovelers, Gadwalls, Ruddy Shelducks, Dalmatian nad Great White Pelicans. Garganeys, Common Redshank, Black-winged Stilts, one Kentish Plover, both Common and Rosy Starlings, one Black Tern, a lot of Sand Martins, Great Crested Grebes, several Lapwings; raptors: Marsh Harrier, White-tailed Sea-Eagle, Hobby.On the way to Akterek (Bishkek highway) noticed the Lesser Grey Shrike, two Long-legged Buzzards, several Rollers. The absence of European Bee-eater and Long-tailed Shrike was surprising; the small number of the Rollers and Buzzards too. In Akterek there were a lot of Black-headed Penduline Tits; I saw also one Paradise Flycatcher and the family of Chukars. [...... read more ]


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Almaty.

2012-06-14 | Askar Isabekov

Male Scops Owl continues to sleep all day on the chestnut. Near Botanical Garden on the tree I noticed the Wood Pigeon. [...... read more ]


Big Almaty Lake.

2012-06-10 | Askar Isabekov

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Bura, Akkol, Southern Trans-Balkhash area.

2012-06-02 | Askar Isabekov

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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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