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Almaty. Republic Square.

2010-10-26 | Askar Isabekov

I saw flock of Black-throated Thruses, about ten birds. Thrushes fed in grass under birch-trees and lindens together with Rooks. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-24 | Askar Isabekov

This year fist Chaffinches and Bramblings. Hooded Crows appeared too. [...... read more ]


Ile Alatau National Park.

2010-10-03 | Askar Isabekov

Kazachka river, road to Kokjailau. There are a bit of birds, but in Kokjailau valley birds never were a lot. From time to time little birds occured, I identified only Grey-headed Goldfinches, Coal Tits in spruce forest and two Blue-capped Redstarts on the border of Pine forest and meadow. Goldcrests and Mistle Thrushes were identified by sounds but may be I mistook. I also head other little birds but I can't identify all birds by sound, so didn't tell any special about these birds. Raptors. One Golden Eagle, one Kestrel, one Sparrowhawk. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-02 | Askar Isabekov

In the Square near State Museum I saw Hume's Warblers, Great Tits, House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Mynahs and one Grey Wagtail. After lunch time in Karasai region I watch two Long-legged Buzzards. [...... read more ]


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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