Kuluktau mts foothills. Almaty oblast.

2017-07-30| Askar Isabekov
duration 3,5 часа
weather пасмурно
notes с О.Беляловым и Б.М.Губиным

# species number comment

1Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)1

2Black Kite (Milvus migrans)2

3Common Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)1

4Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)1

5Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)2

6Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)1

7Himalayan Vulture (Gyps himalayensis)8

8Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)12

9Daurian Partridge (Perdix dauurica)10

10Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)2

11Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)1

12Common Swift (Apus apus)20

13Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)10

14Northern House Martin (Delichon urbica)70

15Eurasian Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)50

16Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)1albigula

17Sky Lark (Alauda arvensis)10

18Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)15

19Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)15

20Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)5

21Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)10

22Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)10

23Rook (Corvus frugilegus)200

24Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)5

25Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)1

26Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)2

27Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)30

28Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)2

29Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides)1

30Grey-necked Bunting (Emberiza buchanani)2

31Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)3



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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 (305)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (235)
3. Gennadiy Dyakin (190)
4. Boris Gubin (189)
5. Anna Yasko (189)