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Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.


2017-03-17| Askar Isabekov
duration 30 минут
weather солнечно
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# species number comment

1Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)20

2Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1

3Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)2

4Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)2

5Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)4

6Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)1

7Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)5

8Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)2

9Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)10

10Black Kite (Milvus migrans)4

11Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)3

12Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)2

13Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

14Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)4

15Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)30

16Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)15

17Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

18Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)10

19Rook (Corvus frugilegus)1000

20Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

21Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)1

22Great Tit (Parus major)3

23Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)5

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rare birds records


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).


Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-03-09
Almaty region, g. Taldykorgan

Second record of Dunncock in South-Easten Kazkahstan. Only one record for region was known before: at January 10, 1993 in northern foothills of Zailisky Alatau ridge, in sandthorn thickets of Chilik river four Dunncocks were recorded (Губин, 2002).


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.

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