Aksakal well, Southern Kazakhstan.

2017-07-09| Askar Isabekov
duration 2 часа
weather солнечно

# species number comment

1Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1

2Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)6

3Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)8

4Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)5

5Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)20

6Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)10

7White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucura)6

8Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)2

9Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)3

10Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)5

11Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)10

12Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)1

13Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)10

14Little Stint (Calidris minuta)8

15Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)2

16Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)2

17Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata)150

18Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)10

19Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)50

20Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)2

21Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)2

22Black-headed Wagtail (Motacilla feldegg)2

23Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)2

24Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus)20

25Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata)1

26Syke's Warbler (Hippolais rama)5

27Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)5

28Indian Sparrow (Passer indicus)

29Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)10

30Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)15



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rare birds records

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby

Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.

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.

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