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Saikhin-Shungai. Between Volga and Ural rivers


2017-05-29| Askar Isabekov
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equipment Штурман 10х50
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# species number comment

1Black Kite (Milvus migrans)1

2Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)2

3Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)2

4Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)5

5Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)3

6Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)3

7Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)10

8Common Swift (Apus apus)10

9European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)15

10Hoopoe (Upupa epops)1

11Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)15

12Northern House Martin (Delichon urbica)15

13Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)12

14Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)8

15White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)5

16White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)2

17Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)1

18Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)5

19Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)3

20Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)2

21Rook (Corvus frugilegus)50

22Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)2

23Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)3

24Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)3

25House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)5

26Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)1

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rare birds records


Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-11-17

The second record in Semirechye. On November 17,18 and 21st 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


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2017-10-15
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel', Ajnabulak

Rare migrant in Almaty oblast, and first record for Altyn-Emel National Park.

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