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Almaty. Samal.

2011-03-30 | Askar Isabekov

Chaffinches, Bramblings. Males already have bright breeding plumage. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Dendropark.

2011-03-26 | Askar Isabekov

Many Chaffinches and Bramblings in little flocks permanently flew from pillar to post. White and Masked Wagtails stayed on open areas, mostly on snow. In far part of park I saw one hen Peasant and one Upland Buzzard. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2011-03-24 | Askar Isabekov

White-winged Grosbeaks, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Blackbirds. [...... read more ]


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Ile Alatau National Park. Kim-Asar gorge.

2011-03-20 | Askar Isabekov

In mountains I saw flock of Great Cormorants about 30 birds flying from west to east. Probably birds flew from Issyk-Kul. Also saw Nutcrackers and Goldcrests. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2011-03-18 | Askar Isabekov

This spring first Masked Wagtail. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2011-03-07 | Askar Isabekov

In winter thaws Grey-headed Goldfinches sang the song as if they believed to early spring. This winter it was several times. But today's Goldfinch not sang but picked seeds from pine cones. But Chaffinches fed on ground. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karatau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).


Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
Kyzylorda region, northern coast of Butakov Bay on the Aral Sea

The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).


Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Anna Yasko
2022-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau

Rare record to western part of Kazakhstan. Prior to this, two birds were observed in Kenderli on May 6, 2009 (Neve et al., 2010), one bird - in the northern Caspian on April 10, 2015 (Karpov, 2015).


Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2022-05-04

The first registration in Central Kazakhstan and the farthest record to the east from the range and, possibly, the most northern one. In Kazakhstan, the Semi-collared Flycatcher occurs on migration off the coast of the Caspian Sea.

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unidentified birds


2022-05-29

Алдияр+Сапарбаев: Садовая камышовка?

2022-05-28

Игорь Фефелов: Похоже, но, на мой взгляд, хвост кукушки еще длиннее (раза в полтора длинней, чем ширина крыла у тела) а тут ближе к перепелятнику. Не исключаю [....]

2022-05-27

Игорь Фефелов: Галка. Методом исключения более никто не подходит.

2022-05-27

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