Kelinshektau. Southern Kazakhstan.

2017-08-06| Askar Isabekov
duration 4 часа
weather солнечно
rout от Чулак-Кургана до Келншектау и вдоль гор

# species number comment

1Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)1у Чулак-кургана

2Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)4

3Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)2

4Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)2

5Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)4

6Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)2

7Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)15

8Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix)10

9Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)2

10Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)3

11Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)25

12Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)2Абай

13Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)25

14European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)10

15Hoopoe (Upupa epops)2

16Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)5

17Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)10

18Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)5

19Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)25

20Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)2

21Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)4

22Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)1

23Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)1

24Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)3

25Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)5

26Common Raven (Corvus corax)15

27Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)1?

28Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)1

29Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)1

30Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)1

31Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)5

32Eastern Rock Nuthatch (Sitta tephronota)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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Big Year 2018

supported by

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)