Ganushkino, delta of Volga.

2017-05-14| Askar Isabekov
duration 30 минут

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1Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)1

2Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)2

3Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)1

4Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)1

5Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)3

6Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)3

7Black Tern (Chlidonias nigra)1

8Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)1

9Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)1

10Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

11Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)5

12Northern House Martin (Delichon urbica)20

13White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)2

14Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)5

15Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)4

16Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)1

17Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)1

18House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

19Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

20Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)10



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rare birds records

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby

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, 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
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

New species for Sorbulak system.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
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.

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5. Yasko Anna (180)
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