Karatau, Berkara.

2017-08-05| Askar Isabekov

# species number comment

1Shikra (Accipiter badius)1

2Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)1

3Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)1

4Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)голос

5Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)100

6Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)1

7Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)1

8Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)2

9Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)1

10Eurasian Scops-Owl (Otus scops)голоса

11Hoopoe (Upupa epops)5

12Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)10

13Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)2

14European Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)5

15Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)15

16Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)1

17Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata)1

18Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida)1?

19Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)1

20Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)10

21Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)10

22Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)2

23Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)1

24Turkestan Tit (Parus bokharensis)5

25Grey-headed Goldfinch (Carduelis caniceps)голос



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rare birds records

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Askar Isabekov
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

Second photo record of Long-billed Dowitcher in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded in Sorbulak lakes too at September 7th, 2014 (Fedorenko, Isabekov, Dyakin, 2014). Group of birdwatchers with Peter Kennely also watched this bird in Sholak lake near Kurgaldzhino village at May 15, 2005, but unfortunately no evidence of this record was provided.
Орнитологический вестник Казахстана и Средней Азии, вып. 3, Алматы, 2014: 211-212

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Steve Klasan

The second record for Tengiz-Korgalzhyn area. Before this record one bird was observed at December 12, 1969 in floodland of Nura river.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

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.

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