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Enbekshikazakh region. Almaty oblast.

2011-01-15 | Askar Isabekov

Short trip to foothills with Javier Piedra and Mark Ashcroft. Weather is murky and quite cold. Twice we saw Hawfinches, probably it was same bird. One Great Grey Shrike perched on tree near flock of Yellowhammers. It was my second observation Great Grey Shrike together with Yellowhammers. I guess that these birds together arrived to wintering to our places. Pair of Red-mantled Rosefinches. A lot of Grey-headed Goldfinches, Siskins, some Bramblings, Greenfinches, Chaffinches. Great and Azure Tits. Blackbirds and Mistle Thrushes. There were Redpolls in the flocks of Siskins. All little passerines fed in the thickets of russian olives. Twice we saw large falcon (it was unidentified), some Upland Buzzards, one Rough-legged hunted on tillage barely snow covered. Near Baltabai nursery on birch-trees we saw Great Spotted Woodpecker. Rarities: Woodpecker, Hawfinches, Redpolls, Great Grey Shrike. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev
2020-09-05

Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).


Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder

A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.


Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.

A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).

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unidentified birds


2020-11-29

Александр Катунцев: теньковка.

2020-11-22

Алексей Тимошенко: А.В.Кошкину:как пример могу привести мои наблюдения этой осенью, просматривая тысячи фотографий белолобых гусей заметил, что в разных выводках [....]

2020-11-18

Алексей Кошкин: Вроде чернозобик по размеру и клюву. Но если и не перелинял, то темный и не видно пестрых кроющих крыла.

2020-11-17

Сергей Силантьев: тоже на удаление

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