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Усатая синица - новый гнездящийся вид Семипалатинского Прииртышья

2020-08-30 | Andrei Kuryashkin

Недалеко от города Семипалатинска расположены очистные сооружения второго уровня, представляющие собой сеть довольно больших озёр, густо заросших по берегам тростником и рогозом. Эти искусственные водоёмы являются настоящим оазисом среди широкой, раскалённой до 40 градусов, выжженной солнцем, степи.Вода в водоёмах, прошедшая первый уровень очистки, почти совсем не имеет запаха и твёрдых органических осадков. Для птиц - это обычные озёра, поэтому они и привлекают такое большое разнообразие не только водоплавающих, куликов, нырковых, но и многие [...... read more ]


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Photos of Buzzards are required

2020-08-11 | Vassiliy Fedorenko

Dear Ornithologists, Birdwatchers and Bird Lovers!We, Pavel Pfander and Vassily Fedorenko, appeal to you with a request to help in the big work on Buzzards. We want to create a map of the distribution of the Long-legged Buzzard and Upland Buzzard in Kazakhstan and adjacent territories, indicating the zone of their intergradation. Hopefully after this work, we will better understand the pattern of their distribution and interaction, and we will be able to reliably distinguish these birds in the field.To do this, we need photographs of the front side of the tarsus (legs) of chicks or fledglings, on which flapping would be distinguishable, and the location of their nests. Below are examples of such photos, where you can see what exactly we want to see. If at the same time there are photographs of the parents of these chicks, then generally excellent. Photos of the legs of adult birds are also welcome if it is known for certain they are from the nesting area. The authorship of the materials [...... 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


2022-05-22

Игорь+Фефелов: Да, с клювом что-то странное. И непохоже, что он был бы испачкан... Он даже для не только монгольского, но и для любоо зуйка слишком мал

2022-05-22

Анна Ясько: Скорее всего, зеленая и есть.

2022-05-20

Сергей Силантьев: Что, соловей, это понятно.....В прошлом году я не одного обыкновенного не встретил, а в этом году только они и попадаются.....Вот и хотел узнать, [....]

2022-05-19

Анна Ясько: Северная бормотушка.

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