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The Checklist of the Birds of Kazakhstan


Gaviiformes

Podicipediformes

Pelecaniformes

Ciconiiformes

Phoenicopteriformes

Anseriformes

Falconiformes

Galliformes

Gruiformes

Charadriiformes

Pterocletiformes

Columbiformes

Cuculiformes

Strigiformes

Caprimulgiformes

Apodiformes

Coraciiformes

Upupiformes

Piciformes

Passeriformes

Big Year 2018

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1. Isabekov Askar (280)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (243)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (188)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (158)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (140)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)

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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.


Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-05-25
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The new species for Moinkum desert. The known breeding range of Finsch's Wheatear in Kazakhstan covers Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Kyzylkum desert. The records in area eastward of Syrdaria river were not known. In May of 2017, Sergey Domashevski recorded adults and huveniles in Togyzkentau, NW of Moinkum desert. This record indicate to expantion of breeding range in eastern direction.


Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-05-09
Mangistauskaja obl., vpadina Karagie

New species for Kazakhstan. The closest breeding spots are located in Turkmenistan, at a distance about 600 km (Stepanyan, 2003). Also recorded in areas near southern cliff of Ustyurt (Mischenko, Scherbak, 1980; Bukreev, 1997), 400 km in south of this record. In the western coast of Caspian Sea Pale Rock-Finch lives in NE Dagestan (400 km in west direction, behind the sea). It should also be noted that Sergei Bukreev (2000) found birds with territotial behavior in Baskunchak lake (48˚N) near Kazakhstan-Russia border; this record is much more north than Caucasus and Mangyshlak (43˚-44˚N), about 600 km to NW.


Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

© Ainur Iskakova
2018-04-25

One more record of rare vagrant visitor in Kazakhstan.


Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

© Andrey Vilyayev
2018-04-22
Almatinskaya obl., Malaisary

Rare record of Blue Whistling Thrush ouside the Northern Tian Shan. In addition to this record the following ones are known: in Taukum desert (April 28-29 1996, Berezovikov, Erokhov, 1996); in Chulak mountains (April 14 1973, Kovshar, Berezovikov, 2001); and in upper Charyn river (June 14 1980, Kubykin, 1991).


Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2018-04-25
Aktau

The first record in Mangyshlak peninsula. The closest breeding spots of Wallcreeper are located in Kopetdag and Great Balkhan mountains (Turkmenia), more than 500 kms to south.


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-03-10
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First photo of rare wintering species in Sorbulak, and generelly in SE Kazakhstan. Before this record male and female were observed in flock of Tufted Ducks at February 2nd, 2003; and single bird at Jabuary 18th, February 21st, and March 13th of 2004 (Belyalov, Karpov 2012).

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recent video

2018-08-10. Barn Swallow (Anna Yasko), Lesser Whitethroat (Anna Yasko).

2018-08-04. Caspian Gull (Anna Yasko).

2018-06-21. Little Bittern (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-29. Common Nightingale (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2018-05-27. Common Nightingale (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2018-05-24. Sanderling (Anna Yasko), Common Cuckoo (Anna Yasko), Black-eared Wheatear (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-22. Sky Lark (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-04-13. Calandra Lark (Anna Yasko).

2018-04-07. Hoopoe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-19. Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko).

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unidentified birds


2018-08-20

Анна Ясько: Тоже кто-то из камышевок. Узкая, светлая бровь, однотонный окрас крыла, я думаю, в пользу садовой камышевки.

2018-08-20

Анна Ясько: Камышевка. Крыла не видно, но бровь видна и за глазом, значит будем рассматривать садовую и индийскую. У последней, на мой взгляд, бровь была
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2018-08-20

Анна Ясько: Добавила увеличенное изображение птицы. Полагаю, это молодой могильник, возможно, прошлогодний. Характерны для него светлые "окна" на ПМ,
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