Ganushkino, delta of Volga.

2017-05-16| Askar Isabekov
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1Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)1

2Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)5

3Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1

4Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)2

5Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)3

6Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)1самец

7Eurasian Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)2

8Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)1

9Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)1

10Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)7

11Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)6

12Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)4

13Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)1

14Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)1

15Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

16Hoopoe (Upupa epops)1

17Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

18White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)2

19Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)10

20Rook (Corvus frugilegus)10

21Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)3

22Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)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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