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485 photographed species of 517 (93%)
found 19 new species for Kazakhstan


Katuncev Alexandr

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total species: 20
total photos: 44
total videos: 0
total blogposts: 0

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1. Great Tit (2020-01-03)
2. Rook (2020-01-03)
3. Northern Wren (2020-01-03)
4. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2020-01-03)
5. Eurasian Goldfinch (2020-01-03)
6. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2020-01-03)
7. Azure Tit (2020-01-03)
8. Eurasian Collared Dove (2020-01-12)
9. Tree Sparrow (2020-01-12)
10. Common Chaffinch (2020-01-12)
11. Grey Partridge (2020-01-12)
12. Carrion Crow (2020-01-12)
13. Whooper Swan (2020-01-12)
14. Smew (2020-01-12)
15. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2020-01-12)
16. Mute Swan (2020-01-12)
17. Tufted Duck (2020-01-12)
18. Greater Scaup (2020-01-12)
19. Red-crested Pochard (2020-01-12)
20. Common Pochard (2020-01-12)

recent uploads

2020-01-16. Tufted Duck, Greater Scaup, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Red-crested Pochard.

2020-01-15. Whooper Swan, Mute Swan.

2020-01-14. Eurasian Collared Dove, Tree Sparrow, Common Chaffinch, Grey Partridge, Carrion Crow, Whooper Swan, Smew, White-tailed Sea-Eagle.

2020-01-04. Azure Tit.

2020-01-03. Great Tit, Rook, Northern Wren, Grey-headed Goldfinch, Eurasian Goldfinch, White-browed Tit-Warbler.

rare birds records

Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.

First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza

Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

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recent video

2020-01-22. Great White Egret (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2020-01-20. Himalayan Snowcock (Pavel Petrovskiy), Northern Lapwing (Pavel Petrovskiy).

2020-01-04. Guldenstadt's Redstart (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2019-12-29. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-12-17. Crested Lark (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-11-30. Bohemian Waxwing (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2019-11-23. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (Natali Kim).

2019-11-09. Great White Egret (Natali Kim).

2019-11-06. Ural Owl (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-11-02. Grey Heron (Natali Kim).

2019-10-31. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-10-29. Caspian Gull (Natali Kim), Coal Tit (Natali Kim).

2019-10-04. Common Redshank (Andrei Kuryashkin).

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unidentified birds


Марина Гудимова: Нашла еще кадры. Тут лучше видно птичку.


Андрей Баздырев: Линяющая чёрная крачка - верх крыла серый.


Андрей Коваленко: Вот с этого места, Олександр, поподробнее... ))))))


Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо, Аскар!!!


Аскар Исабеков: Марина, Вы можете переместить этого голубя в сизари, но, мне кажется, что лучше его удалить.

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