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Almaty. Samal.

2010-04-22 | Askar Isabekov

7 am. I watched this year's first Red-rumped Swallows. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2010-04-18 | Askar Isabekov

Sunny day. Hume's Warbler were very active, they flew almost everywhere. The Blackbirds, Great Tits and Greenfinches sang. The Lesser Whitethroats appeared. Also I noticed one flying by Hoopoe and one Common Kestrel perching on he building of city administration. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2010-04-17 | Askar Isabekov

At day I saw Turkestan Shrike and at evening I heard this year's first Scops Owl. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Little Almaty river.

2010-04-13 | Askar Isabekov

In early morning on the river I saw one Wood Pigeon, several Grey Wagtails, unidentified little Leaf Warblers and probably one Cetti's Warbler. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2010-04-12 | Askar Isabekov

Today I saw Hoopoe in the city. [...... read more ]


Ile river valley.

2010-04-03 | Askar Isabekov

Today I with Raufael Bairashev made trip to Ile valley in Kapchagay area. During all time we saw many Black Kites both in flocks of about 30 birds and singles. Twice we saw flocks of Demoiselle Cranes. There are a lot of Coots, Crested Grebes in the small lakes; we saw Common Pochards and one Eurasian Bittern too. On the roadsides we noticed one Hoopoe, one Black Redstart, dozens of Pied Wheatears, one Isabelline Wheatear, Chaffinches, Azure Tits, Great Tits, one Corn Bunting, one Stonechat, Turkestan Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Water Pipit, Tree Pipit, and a lot of Rooks, Jackdaws, Carrion Crows. On one meadow we observed the large mixed flock of different Wagtails. There were White, Masked, Yellow, Citrine and Black-headed Wagtails. [...... read more ]


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rare birds records


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Anna Yasko
2019-02-18
Aktau, Mangystau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsuls. In the middle of the last century Red-breasted Goose was common migrant in coast of Mangyshlak (Gubin, 2015), due wintering place was in Southern Caspian Sea. Then wintering places moved to Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine, in that regard the migration path changed.

Губин Б.М. Орнитофауна п-ова Мангышлак // Птицы пустынь Казахстана. Часть 1. Алматы, 2015.

Полевой определитель гусеобразных птиц России / ред.-сост. Е. Е. Сыроечковский. - Москва: Рабочая группа по гусеобразным Северной Евразии: Всероссийский научно-исследовательский ин-т охраны природы, 2011


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-02-15
Koksarai kotregulator. Southern Kazakhstan

Rare vagrant, far from the basic migration path.


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Natali Kim
2019-01-19
Eastern Kazakhstan

The nothernmost winter record of Little Grebe in Kazakhstan. Usual Little Grebe winterings are in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan, but recent years wintering range enlarged to North-East up to Alacol depression (Berezovikov, 2005, 2012).


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Kanat Kenzhegulov
2018-12-30
Aktau, Karakol

First winter record for Kazakhstan, second one for Central Asia. First single bird was recorded January 16, 2009 at Issyk-Kul lake.

Kulagin S, Sagymbayev S, Flechtner S, 2008. First winter record of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) in Cenral Asia // Selevinia: 259.

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unidentified birds


2019-04-22

Сергей Силантьев: пестрины на груди и боках......

2019-04-21

Анна Ясько: Мне кажется вид лунихи точно определить будет сложновато. Даже по фото, на которых объект в фокусе и в более удобном для определения ракурсе,
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2019-04-20

Николай Балацкий: Сергей, согласен, что овсянка на последнем фото может являться самкой, как и вот эта.

2019-04-18

Руслан Телегин: Похоже, гибридная. Возле здания акимата города снял на клумбе. Поздно уже было, пасмурно. Бегали и кормились особей 6-7, видно только прилетели,
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