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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


Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)

© Anna Yasko
2017-10-02
Aktau, Mangystau region

The new species of the fauna of Kazakhstan. Eyebrowed Thrush is distributed from the east of Western Siberia (approximately to the line of Tomsk) to the Pacific Ocean. Vagrants were recorded in Western Europe.


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2017-10-05
Korgalzhin v.

The second record in Kurgaldzhinho. Three birds were observed. The first bird was recorded on Kulanotpes river on September 29th 1960. (Krivitsky et al, 1985).


Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

© Mark Pestov
2017-05-13
Southern Ustyurt

The second record of this species in Kazakhstan. Two birds were observed on trees near the railway junction Taigyr in the Karakiyan district of Mangystau region. In the latest research of birds of Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Peninsula Buzachi B.M. Gubin (2015) mentions the records of 31th August and 8th September 2010, when Patrick Palmen took the photos of the female bird in Fetisovo village.


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-07-24
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first evidence of the nesting this species on the Altai Tarbagatai Ridge in the Katon-Karagai National Park, where it was previously assumed to be Y.A. Kotukhov. He observed there a worried female bird on the mountain pass Burkhat (Starikov, 2006). First in breeding season for the territory of Kazakhstan it was noted on the Ivanovo Ridge in 1969, species later turned out to be common in the damp dark coniferous forest areas not only of Ivanovo, but also of the Lineysky ridge (Shcherbakov, 1974, 1978).

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Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (306)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (235)
3. Gennadiy Dyakin (190)
4. Boris Gubin (189)
5. Anna Yasko (189)
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