North Trans-Caspian Sea area. Suindilk, single poplar-tree.

2017-05-28| Askar Isabekov

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1Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)4гнездо, 3 птенца

2European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)10

3Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)3

4Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)1

5Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)22 самки

6Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)2пара, гнездо

7Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)2

8Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)2

9Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)1

10Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)2

11Eurasian Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)2пара

12Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)1

13House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)2пара

14Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)1самка



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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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Big Year 2018

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1. Isabekov Askar (279)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (242)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (180)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (157)
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