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Almaty, Republic Square.

2012-01-15 | Askar Isabekov

Today and yesterday night I saw the Owl. Owl perched not on the spruce-trees but on the sawn branches of trees. When I closed the Owl flew from tree to tree therefore I didn't shoot it. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2012-01-13 | Askar Isabekov

The first in this winter Red-fronted Serins. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-01-12 | Askar Isabekov

Yesterday night I walked on the Republic Square and saw the Rooks and Crows flushed from the birch-tree and flew out to the darkness. I thought it possible the Owl flushed resting or probably sleeping Crows. Tonight I again saw worrying Crows and then the Long-eared Owl. Owl behaved quite an easy, from time to time flew from place to another one, choosing to perch either the tops of spruce-trees or sticks. All the time Owl stayed the same territory. There were not Crows, so probably Owl hunted to rats. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Medeo.

2012-01-07 | Askar Isabekov

The city was misty but the weather in the mountains was very sunny. Birds were a bit; three Grey-headed Goldfinches, three Great Tits, one Azure Tit; usually numerous Carrion Crows and Magpies today were in a single number; only one or two second I watched two Crows pursued the little pale raptor (probably Kestrel or Sparrowhawk); on the river I watched White-bellied Dipper; the pair of Cinereous Vultures firstly rounded over the pine grove then flew out to the West. That's all. [...... 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


2019-04-21

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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2019-04-17

Вадим Ивушкин: Этот по маховым точно малый.

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