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Enbekshikazakh region. Almaty oblast.

2011-01-15 | Askar Isabekov

Short trip to foothills with Javier Piedra and Mark Ashcroft. Weather is murky and quite cold. Twice we saw Hawfinches, probably it was same bird. One Great Grey Shrike perched on tree near flock of Yellowhammers. It was my second observation Great Grey Shrike together with Yellowhammers. I guess that these birds together arrived to wintering to our places. Pair of Red-mantled Rosefinches. A lot of Grey-headed Goldfinches, Siskins, some Bramblings, Greenfinches, Chaffinches. Great and Azure Tits. Blackbirds and Mistle Thrushes. There were Redpolls in the flocks of Siskins. All little passerines fed in the thickets of russian olives. Twice we saw large falcon (it was unidentified), some Upland Buzzards, one Rough-legged hunted on tillage barely snow covered. Near Baltabai nursery on birch-trees we saw Great Spotted Woodpecker. Rarities: Woodpecker, Hawfinches, Redpolls, Great Grey Shrike. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


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

© Sveta Ashby
2018-05-21
Kanshengel

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, www.sibrids.ru) 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
2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev
2018-05-06

New species for Sorbulak system.


Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-09
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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Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (279)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (242)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (181)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (157)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (139)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)

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unidentified birds


2018-08-16

Владимир Воробьёв: Канюк размером с мохноногова.Смущают голые ноги.

2018-08-16

Николай Балацкий: Западносибирский черноголовый чекан на 1,2,3,6,7 фото; Садовая камышовка на 4 фото; молодая жёлтая трясогузка на 5 фото.

2018-08-14

Анна Ясько: Ноги черноватые, подмышки с желтизной. Теньковка, вроде.

2018-08-13

Виктория Звягинцева: Выложила здесь

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