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Ile Alatau National Park. Kokjailau.

2009-10-25 | Askar Isabekov

In the city the summer is still there, but mountains became snowy already about two weeks ago. The northern slopes of mountains are already snow covered, and southern ones are still open. In the mixed forest I watched Goldcrests. On meadows the flock of Grey-headed Goldfinches and some Azure Tits were feeding. Also on meadows on the border of spruce forest I saw one Grey Shrike. In spruce forest Nutcrackers were visible and hearable all time. Birds were not a lot, even the usually numerous Great Tits, Magpies and Carrion Crows. [...... read more ]


Maly Sorbulak lakes. Ile region. Almaty oblast.

2009-10-11 | Askar Isabekov

Today I with Andrey Kovalenko went to lakes of system Maly Sorbulak. [...... read more ]


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Almaty. Butakovka.

2009-10-10 | Askar Isabekov

On Little Almatinka river I saw Grey Wagtail. The bird did not departed till. But in the city I observed the first Hooded Crow. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-03-01
Aktau

The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.

The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.

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2021-03-07

Алексей Кошкин: Какой-то башковитый канюк.

2021-03-07

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2021-02-22

Андрей Баздырев: Вульпинусы очень разнообразны по окраске - от тёмно-бурых до рыжих и рыжевато-буроватых. И да, некоторые варианты очень похожи на восточного, [....]

2021-02-12

Михаил Невский: мне тоже кажется, что это восточный канюк.

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