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Saikhin-Shungai. Between Volga and Ural rivers


2017-05-29| Askar Isabekov
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equipment Штурман 10х50
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# species number comment

1Black Kite (Milvus migrans)1

2Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)2

3Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)2

4Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)5

5Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)3

6Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)3

7Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)10

8Common Swift (Apus apus)10

9European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)15

10Hoopoe (Upupa epops)1

11Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)15

12Northern House Martin (Delichon urbica)15

13Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)12

14Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)8

15White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)5

16White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)2

17Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)1

18Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)5

19Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)3

20Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)2

21Rook (Corvus frugilegus)50

22Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)2

23Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)3

24Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)3

25House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)5

26Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)1

calendar

2018

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2017

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2016

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2015

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

rare birds records


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Natali Kim
2019-01-19
Eastern Kazakhstan

The nothernmost winter record of Little Grebe in Kazakhstan. Usual Little Grebe winterings are in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan, but recent years wintering range enlarged to North-East up to Alacol depression (Berezovikov, 2005, 2012).


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Kanat Kenzhegulov
2018-12-30
Aktau, Karakol

First winter record for Kazakhstan, second one for Central Asia. First single bird was recorded January 16, 2009 at Issyk-Kul lake.

Kulagin S, Sagymbayev S, Flechtner S, 2008. First winter record of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) in Cenral Asia // Selevinia: 259.


Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Viktor Grishenkov
2018-10-26
Kamenka, Vostochno Kazakhstanskaya Oblast'.

The northernmost record of Wallcreeper in Kazakhstan. Outside Kazakstan only two more northern records from Alatisky Krai of Russia are known: valley of Chu river (S.Pisarevsky, sibirds.ru) and mouth of Ursul river (V.Pankratov, sibirds.ru).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Aleksey Timoshenko
2018-10-18
Kostanay reg., Naurzum rezerve

New species of Naurzum Reserve. In northern part of Kazakhstan Pygmy
Cormorant previously was recorded at October 6th, 1998 in Kulykol lake
(Pynnonen, 1999), about 180 km to west from the point of new record.
Also singles or group of 2-80 birds were regularly observed in
Kurgaldzhin Reserve since 2001.

Ерохов С.Н., Березовиков Н.Н. 2009. Материалы к орнитофауне озёрной
степи и лесостепи Кустанайской области. Часть 1 // Рус. орнитол. журн.
18 (516): 1715-1742.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный
Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

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2. Dyakin Gennadiy (27)
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