Kyzylkum desert, Southern Kazakhstan.

2017-07-07| Askar Isabekov
weather солнечно

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1Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)3

2Short-toed Snake-Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)4

3Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

4Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)11самка + 10 подростков

5Little Owl (Athene noctua)1

6Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)2

7European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)10

8Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)15

9Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)30

10Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)2

11Syke's Warbler (Hippolais rama)4

12Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)1

13Rufous Bush Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes)3

14Turkestan Tit (Parus bokharensis)1

15Indian Sparrow (Passer indicus)1

16Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)5

17Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)6



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rare birds records

Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)

© Anna Yasko
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
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
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
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)