Zhykandy cape. Mangistau.

2017-10-07| Askar Isabekov
weather солнце, сильный ветер
notes с А.Беляевым

# species number comment

1Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus)1

2Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

3Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)1?

4Common Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)1

5Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

6Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

7Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)

8Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)1

9Little Owl (Athene noctua)1

10Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)15

11Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)1

12Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)15

13Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)4

14Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)1

15Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)1

16Eurasian Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)3

17European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)2

18Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)2

19Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)1

20Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia)5

21Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)1

22Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)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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1. Isabekov Askar (280)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (243)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (188)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (158)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (140)
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