Springs in Big Boguty Mts

2017-07-30| Askar Isabekov
duration 2,5 часа
weather солнечно
rout Большие Богуты + Кокпек
notes с О.Беляловым, Б.М.Губиным

# species number comment

1Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)2

2Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)1

3Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)1

4Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)50

5Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)5Кокпек

6Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)12

7Pallas's Sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes paradoxus)5

8Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)3

9Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)3Кокпек

10Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)10

11Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)2

12Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)50

13Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)20brandti

14Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)1

15Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)1

16Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)4

17Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris)1

18Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)5

19Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)4

20Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana)2

21Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)2

22Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)5

23Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)3

24House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)2

25Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)3

26Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia)2

27Eurasian Linnet (Acanthis cannabina)3

28Mongolian Finch (Bucanetes mongolicus)1

29Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)1

30Grey-necked Bunting (Emberiza buchanani)10

31Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)2



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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)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (139)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)