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The Checklist of the Birds of Kazakhstan


Gaviiformes

Podicipediformes

Pelecaniformes

Ciconiiformes

Phoenicopteriformes

Anseriformes

Falconiformes

Galliformes

Gruiformes

Charadriiformes

Pterocletiformes

Columbiformes

Cuculiformes

Strigiformes

Caprimulgiformes

Apodiformes

Coraciiformes

Upupiformes

Piciformes

Passeriformes

Big Year 2017

1. Andrey Vilyayev (43)
2. Alexandr Katuncev (35)
3. Anna Yasko (33)
4. Serg Silan (23)
5. Askar Isabekov (21)
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rare birds records


Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)

© Aisagali Kadirov
2017-01-18
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.

The first winter record of Rosy Starling in Kazakhstan.


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Anna Yasko
2017-01-12
Aktau, Mangystau

Rare winter record of Black Kite in Kazakhstan. Previously recorded in winter time in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; Karpov, no pub) and in Mangysjlak (Yasko, www.birds.kz; V.Kovshar, no pub).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.


White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2017-01-10
Taraz vicinity

Twelve White Storks were recorded by Malik Nukusbekov 10 of January, 2017 near Taraz city. It's first record of group wintering of White Storks in Kazakhstan, and the second winter record in Taraz vicinity, the first one was 10 of January, 1992 (Kolbintsev, 1992). Also winter records of single birds are known to south from Shymkent.


Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Oleg Belyalov
2017-01-02
Almaty region

The second record of Dalmatian Pelican in Sorbulak in winter time. The first record was 27th of December, 2014 (O.Belyalov, www.birds.kz).


Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

© Askar Isabekov
2016-12-18
Ust-Kamenogorsk. Strelka.

First reliable record of Harlequine Duck in Kazakhstan. There is only note of E.A.Eversmann (1866) about winter records in the lakes of southern steppes, but this record is too unclear. Near the borders of Kazakhstan recorded only at Nezhinka village near Orenburg where male duck was shot by N.A.Zarudny (1888). Both records related to the second half of XIX centure.


Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza
2016-12-15

Rare winter visitor for Almaty region.


Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

© Anna Yasko
2016-12-13
Aktau, Mangystau

Third record of the species in Kazakhstan, confirmed by photography. The first two records were December 9, 2014 in Bautino (Katuncev, www.birds.kz) and December 12, 2014 near Aktau (Katuncev, Isabekov, www.birds.kz).


Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

© Anna Yasko
2016-12-03
Aktau, Mangystau

This is a new species for Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Ring-billed Gull inhabits in Northern America, but annually vagrant birds recorded in Western Europe and rarer observed in Central and Northern Europe. This is the first record of this bird in Caspian Sea coast. Probably the same bird was photographed in flock with Common Gulls (Larus canus) in the same place 7th of January and 5th of November 2015 (Yasko, www.birds.kz) but was identified only recently.


Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2016-12-02

Very late and the only one known winter record of Demoiselle Cranes. Usually the autumn migration of Demoiselle Cranes occurs from late August to early September. The latest records on the Chokpak Pass refer to the end of October.


Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella)

© Aleksey Timoshenko
2016-11-09
Karamendy vill., Naurzumn reg., Kostanay oblast

Second record of Siberian Accentor in Naurzum Reserve, second photo record on site birds.kz

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recent video

2017-01-09. Common Chiffchaff (Anna Yasko).

2016-12-12. Ibisbill (Alexandr Belyaev), White-Winged Woodpecker (Alexandr Belyaev), Ibisbill (Alexandr Belyaev), Northern Bullfinch (Alexandr Belyaev), Horned Lark (Alexandr Belyaev), Northern Wren (Alexandr Belyaev).

2016-12-10. Eurasian Penduline Tit (Natali Kim).

2016-11-22. Common Coot (Ainur Iskakova), Great Crested Grebe (Ainur Iskakova).

2016-11-13. Water Rail (Anna Yasko), Water Rail (Anna Yasko).

2016-11-12. Bearded Tit (Alexandr Belyaev).

2016-11-09. Bearded Tit (Alexandr Belyaev).

2016-10-21. Eurasian Woodcock (Anna Yasko).

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unidentified birds


2017-01-19

Аскар Исабеков: "вы уж там сами разберитесь" - это ценное указание ))) Что видно определенно - это голые цевки, что оставляет в кругу подозреваемых курганника
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2017-01-03

Николай Балацкий: Олег, это действительно молодая славка ястребиная. Молодые без пестрин, глаза тёмные.

2016-11-18

Алексей Кошкин: Летом, прошлогодние, "как на подбор" хохотуньи(скорее всего они)собираются вместе отдельными группами по 50-100 особей и "бездельничают" на открытых
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