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North Trans-Caspian Sea area. Grove near salt lake Khaki.


2017-05-28| Askar Isabekov
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notes первые рощи у солончака Соленые грязи Хаки, при подъезде с юга


# species number comment

1Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)1

2Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)1

3Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)1гнездо

4Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)1

5Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)2

6European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)2

7Hoopoe (Upupa epops)2

8Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)3

9Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)3

10Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)3

11Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)1

12Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)4

13Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)1

14Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)8

15Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)4

16Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)2

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Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

© Ainur Iskakova
2018-04-25

One more record of rare vagrant visitor in Kazakhstan.


Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

© Andrey Vilyayev
2018-04-22
Almatinskaya obl., Malaisary

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Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2018-04-25
Aktau

The first record in Mangyshlak peninsula. The closest breeding spots of Wallcreeper are located in Kopetdag and Great Balkhan mountains (Turkmenia), more than 500 kms to south.


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).

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5. Dyakin Gennadiy (145)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (128)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (120)
8. Muravskiy Vladimir (115)
9. Andrussenko Konstantin (113)
10. Malkov Yuriy (109)

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