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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


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).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2020-10-18
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'

Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time, one birds of this species were recorded in a flock of Water Pipits on October 14, 2017, as well as on October 18 and 20 (Belyaev 2018).


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2020-11-08
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

The first photo registration of the species in the eastern part of Kazakhstan. This exclusively seagull in Kazakhstan occurs in spring mainly in the Caspian Sea (Kondratenko 2015, Mishchenko, Karpov 2016, www.birds.kz). Outside the Caspian Sea, autumn vagrants on the river are known Chu river November 1, 1928 and Issyk-Kul October 10, 1932 (Dolgushin 1962a), Tengiz on November 9, 2002 (Koshkin 2002), in the Karkaralinsk area on December 7, 2008 a dead bird was found (Reznichenko 2010a).

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unidentified birds


2020-11-24

Сергей Шмыгалев: Аскар,сначала думал жёлтая, потом уже в городе посмотрел на сайте фото жёлтых не похоже.

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 [....]

2020-11-20

Сергей Силантьев: По моему все четыре серии гибрид чернозобового с дроздом Наумана.

2020-11-20

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