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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


Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Artem Andryuchshenko
2021-08-21

For the first time recorded in the Balkhash region and in general in the south-east of Kazakhstan. The Pied Flycatcher occurs on migration mostly in Western Kazakhstan, since 1999, 1-3 birds have been regularly observed in Karazhar and Korgalzhyn (Koshkin 2017), two spring records in the east of Kazakhstan in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Serebryansk are also known (see gallery this website).


Siberian Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2021-08-16
VKO, Katon-Karagajskij GNPP, Arshaty

Very rare species on breeding and migration. The first photo of a Siberian Flycatcher on the site birds.kz.


Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-07-04

For the first time, the fact of nesting of Eurasian Roller in Mangystau was established. Summer finds of vagrant birds are known, but nesting in Mangyshlak was not confirmed (Korelov, 1970).


Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2020-01-03
Kurchatov

The first winter meeting in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. //Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Первая зимняя встреча белобровика Turdus iliacus в Семипалатинском Прииртышье.// Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (2005): 5678-5680.

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unidentified birds


2021-12-02

Андрей Коваленко: Чернозобик.

2021-12-01

Jochen Roeder: Falco tinnunculus

2021-12-01

Анна Ясько: Дрозд белобровик

2021-11-30

Алдияр Сапарбаев: +1

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