Kuluktau mts foothills. Almaty oblast.

2017-07-30| Askar Isabekov
duration 3,5 часа
weather пасмурно
notes с О.Беляловым и Б.М.Губиным

# species number comment

1Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)1

2Black Kite (Milvus migrans)2

3Common Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)1

4Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)1

5Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)2

6Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)1

7Himalayan Vulture (Gyps himalayensis)8

8Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)12

9Daurian Partridge (Perdix dauurica)10

10Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)2

11Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)1

12Common Swift (Apus apus)20

13Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)10

14Northern House Martin (Delichon urbica)70

15Eurasian Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)50

16Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)1albigula

17Sky Lark (Alauda arvensis)10

18Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)15

19Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)15

20Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)5

21Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)10

22Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)10

23Rook (Corvus frugilegus)200

24Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)5

25Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)1

26Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)2

27Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)30

28Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)2

29Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides)1

30Grey-necked Bunting (Emberiza buchanani)2

31Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)3



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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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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)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
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