Forest Well, Southern Kazakhstan.

2017-07-08| Askar Isabekov
duration 30 минут

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1Shikra (Accipiter badius)2гнездо

2Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)2

3Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)2

4Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)

5Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)

6Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)

7Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)

8Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)

9Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)

10Syke's Warbler (Hippolais rama)1

11Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida)

12Rufous Bush Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes)2

13Indian Sparrow (Passer indicus)

14Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)

15Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)



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rare birds records

Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

New species for Sorbulak system.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Malik Nukusbekov
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The new species for Moinkum desert. The known breeding range of Finsch's Wheatear in Kazakhstan covers Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Kyzylkum desert. The records in area eastward of Syrdaria river were not known. In May of 2017, Sergey Domashevski recorded adults and huveniles in Togyzkentau, NW of Moinkum desert. This record indicate to expantion of breeding range in eastern direction.

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