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total species: 8
total photos: 16
total videos: 0
total blogposts: 0

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1. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2017-08-09)
2. Cinereous Vulture (2017-08-11)
3. Long-tailed Shrike (2017-08-12)
4. Lesser Grey Shrike (2017-08-22)
5. Turkestan Shrike (2017-08-28)
6. Temminck's Stint (2017-08-30)
7. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2017-08-30)
8. Long-legged Buzzard (2017-08-30)

recent uploads


2017-08-31. Temminck's Stint, White-tailed Sea-Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard.

2017-08-29. Turkestan Shrike.

2017-08-24. Cinereous Vulture.

2017-08-23. Lesser Grey Shrike.

2017-08-15. Short-toed Snake-Eagle.

2017-08-12. Long-tailed Shrike

recent comments


2017-09-02. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Аскар Исабеков: OK, I only confirmed your guess. Darren, you can move this series to the "Buteo rufinus" folder by the "edit" button.


2017-09-01. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Darren Bell: I did think myself Buteo rufinus. I am very familiar with Buteo Buteo, it is the commonest raptor in the part on England,where l live. This bird did seem to be larger than Buteo buteo.


2017-09-01. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Аскар Исабеков: Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) in my opinion. Dark belly and rufous tinge of all feathers indicate to rufinus. In winter time there are a lot of Eastern Buzzards (B. japonicus and hybrids japonicus x vulpinus) in Almaty vicinity, these birds often [....]


2017-09-01. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Малик Нукусбеков: Обыкновенный канюк.


2017-08-31. to photo # 05780000701 (Temminck's Stint)

Darren Bell: OK Askar, I agree Calidris temminkii. Calidris temminkii, was my second choice. Tibia looked long to me, thank you.


2017-08-31. to photo # 05780000704 (Temminck's Stint)

Аскар Исабеков: Calidris temminkii


2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000501 (Cinereous Vulture)

Darren Bell: Thank you, Askar.


2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000501 (Cinereous Vulture)

Аскар Исабеков: Agree to you


2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000501 (Cinereous Vulture)

Darren Bell: Aegypius monachus?


2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Darren Bell: I agree, Lanius Minor.


2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Олег Белялов: As it is not called Lanius exubitor pallidirostris, Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris, Lanius lathora pallidirostris - it will still remain Lanius minor


2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Darren Bell: Thank you Askar for your help. I will look more closely, next time. I have already seen Lanius Minor a few times. And I have seen Lanius Excubitor a few times in England also. This bird did seem to be Larger than other Lanius Minor I have seen. Good [....]


2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Аскар Исабеков: We consider Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) as species (please look here). Foreign researchers use L. (lahtora) pallidirostris or L. (meridionalis) pallidirostris scientific names. But this bird is juvenile Lanius minor of course. [....]


2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Darren Bell: Surely Lanius Lahtora? It was not on your list.


2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000402 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Аскар Исабеков: juv Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)


2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Ясько Анна: Чернолобый сорокопут / Lanius minor.


2017-08-14. to photo # 05780000201 (Long-tailed Shrike)

Аскар Исабеков: Long-tailed Shrike


Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (306)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (261)
3. Boris Gubin (200)
4. Anna Yasko (200)
5. Gennadiy Dyakin (195)
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rare birds records


Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-11-17

Вторая встреча в Семиречье. На одном из озер Карачингиля 17, 18 и 21 ноября наблюдались вместе одна пискулька и пять белолобых гусей. До этого известна весенняя встреча трех птиц 9 марта 2003 г. на разливах Копы возле железнодорожной станции Саз (Карпов, Белялов, Ковшарь 2004).
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В., Ковшарь В.А. Первая встреча пискульки на юго-востоке Казахстана//Каз. орнитол. бюлл. 2003. Алматы, 2004. С. 135.


Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides)

© Anna Yasko
2017-11-01
Aktau, Mangystau region

The first record on Mangyshlak. The nearest known record points are located too much to east: Karatau ridge (Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; Chalikova, Kolbintsev, 2005) and the foothills of Talas Alatau (Belousov, www.birds.kz).


Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-10-28
VKO Katon-Karagay

The easternmost record in Kazakhstan. During migration Blackcap mostly occurs in Western Kazakhstan. For a long time the easternmost record was the observation in Borovoe (Shtegman, 1934). In Kurgaldzhino birds were recorded both in spring and autumn migration (Koshkin, 2017). In Russia this species distributes in east up to Tomsk and Kemerovo oblast (Ryabitsev, 2014; Vasilchenko, 2004). In China first Blackcap was recorded in 2012 in Kashi (Guo H., Ma M., 2013), also birds were later observed at November 21st and December 29th of 2013 (www.xinjiang.birds.watch). Probably the occurring of Blackcaps so far to east relates to the new wintering spots of the eastern populations of this species.

Васильченко А.А. «Птицы Кемеровской области». Кемерово: Кузбассвузиздат, 2004-488 с. Гаврилов Э.И. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.
Рябицев В.К. "Птицы Сибири". Москва-Екатеринбург, Изд-во "Кабинетный ученый", 2014. Guo H., Ma M. Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)-a new bird record in China [Chinese]. Zoological Research, 2013, Oct. 34(5). P. 507-508


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2017-10-15
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel', Ajnabulak

Rare migrant in Almaty oblast, and first record for Altyn-Emel National Park.

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recent video

2017-11-17. Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov), Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-11-10. Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

2017-10-21. Bewick's Swan (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-10-19. Grey Heron (Natali Kim), Masked Wagtail (Natali Kim).

2017-10-14. Spotted Crake (Anna Yasko), Sandwich Tern (Anna Yasko), Common Chiffchaff (Anna Yasko).

2017-09-22. Grey Plover (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-09-20. Dunlin (Askar Isabekov), Spotted Redshank (Natali Kim).

2017-08-23. Eurasian Curlew (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-08-21. Himalayan Vulture (Askar Isabekov).

2017-08-04. Common Kingfisher (Natali Kim).

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unidentified birds


2017-11-21

Алексей Тимошенко: Алексею: Мне видится много светлого вокруг "глаза", если это глаз и светлые кончики второстепенных.

2017-11-15

Алексей Кошкин: Да, белошапочная абберативная больше подходит.

2017-11-01

Анна Ясько: Вроде бы полевой жаворонок. Пестрины на груди, ТМ не покрывают кончики видимых ПМ.

2017-10-15

Анна Ясько: Похож, только тот взрослый (и все же непонятно у него с цевками, неужели все же оперенные?). Может это та пара начудила? Шучу, но вдруг?

2017-09-21

Олег Белялов: Да, Анна, в этом случае нельзя и зелёную исключать. Иногда светлая полоса едва различима, а очень ярко смотрится видимо только у первогодков.
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