rare birds records
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
© Andrey Borodin
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
© Anna Yasko
Aktau, Mangystau region
The second record of the Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded on May 3, 2015, also in Aktau (Mangistau).
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
© Yuriy Malkov
Rare passage migrant. One bird was observed in flock of the Greater White-fronted Gooses.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)
© Alexandr Fedulin
The second record of the Spanish Sparrow in the region. One female kept in a flock of the Tree Sparrow. Before one male was observed on the south coast of Tengiz on July 27, 2000 (Koshkin, 2017). This is still the most northern records of vagrant birds of this species.