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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 2018

supported by

1. Askar Isabekov (84)
2. Andrey Vilyayev (55)
3. Boris Gubin (52)
4. Alexandr Katuncev (44)
5. Anna Yasko (44)

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rare birds records


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-02-11
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record in Sorbulak lakes. Only spring records are known before this one: May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002), April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002), and April 23, 2017 (Dyakin, www.birds.kz). In winter time Pygmy Cormorant is not rare in Chardara reservoir (Erokhov et al, 2006; Kovalenko, Kravchenko, 2007; Kovalenko, Karpov, 2008); recent years was observed in Taraz (Kolbintsev, 2009; M.Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; A.Balykin, www.birds.kz), in foothill part of Chu river valley (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009), one specimen was photographed at December 23, 2017 in Taldykurgan vicinity (A.Belyaev, www.birds.kz).


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-02-17
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

Rare observation of Black Kite in Kazakhstan in winter time. Previously in winter time recorded in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; S.Shmygalev, www.birds.kz); in Mangyshlak (Yasko, 2017); and in Chardara (A.Kovalenko, www.birds.kz).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В. 2009. О зимней встрече чёрного коршуна в Алматинской области // Selevinia: 234.
Ясько А.О. 2017. Орнитологические наблюдения в городе Актау // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1399): 382-394.


Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

© Sergey Ukhov
2018-01-22
Bautino, Mangystau

First record in Mangyshlak peninsula.


Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-01-28
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The second winter record of Black Redstart in S and SE Kazakhstan. Before this record one male was observed in 7th of February, 1998 in Zhabagly village (Чаликова, 2008).

more rarities...

recent video

2018-01-23. Red Crossbill (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-01-20. Mallard (Anna Yasko).

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. Masked Wagtail (Natali Kim), Grey Heron (Natali Kim).

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

more video...

unidentified birds


2018-02-24

Сергей Силантьев: Добавил

2018-02-24

Сергей Силантьев: Для наглядности выставил скомпанованный снимок, где слева черноголовый щегол, справа седоголовый щегол, а в центре этот экземпляр....Кроме
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2018-02-23

Анна Ясько: Сергей, спасибо за доп. снимки. Птица слева на 2 фото - ближе к черноголовому, но я не уверена во второй птице (та, что справа). "Окраска верха
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2018-02-23

Анна Ясько: Сергей, вроде окрас груди нормальный для черноголового - два четких охристых пятна. Мне кажется, нужно его поместить в Carduelis carduelis.

2018-02-23

Анна Ясько: Меня первая птица заинтересовала тем, что она выглядит как седоголовый. Но если присмотреться, то голова подозрительно светлее спины и пятна
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more unidentified birds...