Little Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

2017-06-27| Askar Isabekov
duration 5 часов
weather облачно - пасмурно - дождь

# species number comment

1Black-Necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)10

2Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)8

3Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)92+4+3

4Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)5

5Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)1

6Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)2

7Great White Egret (Egretta alba)3

8Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)4

9Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)2

10Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)200

11Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)7

12Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)200

13Common Teal (Anas crecca)20

14Gadwall (Anas strepera)30

15Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)5

16Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)15

17Garganey (Anas querquedula)80

18Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)30

19Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)60

20Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)2

21Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)4

22White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)2

23Black Kite (Milvus migrans)60

24White-tailed Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)3

25Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)3

26Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)1

27Common Coot (Fulica atra)3

28Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)15

29Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)25

30Common Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)2

31Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)15

32Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)5

33Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)30

34Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)1

35Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)1

36Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)30

37Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)80

38Black Tern (Chlidonias nigra)1

39Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)25

40Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)3

41Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)50

42Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)20Чапаев

43Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)10

44Hoopoe (Upupa epops)2

45Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)2

46Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)3

47Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)1Чапаев

48Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)4Чапаев

49Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)80

50Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)3

51Rook (Corvus frugilegus)500

52Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)5

53Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)1

54Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)5

55Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)1



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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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