Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

2017-09-16| Askar Isabekov
duration 1 час
weather солнечно
rout Савкино озеро

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1Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)400

2Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1

3Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)7

4Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)2

5Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)5

6Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)8

7Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)15

8Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)10

9Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)1

10White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)3

11Black Kite (Milvus migrans)2

12Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)1

13Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)1

14Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)1

15Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

16Common Coot (Fulica atra)25

17Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)1

18Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)2

19Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)5

20Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)2

21Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)3

22Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)3

23Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

24Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)80

25Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)3

26Rook (Corvus frugilegus)5

27Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)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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