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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

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Malik Nukusbekov

The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Serg Silan

A rare record for the Kazakh part of Altai. In total, three summer finds of Zoothera varia are known, concentrated on the Ivanovsky and Tigiretsky ridges: a singing male on June 13, 2003 (Panov, Karpov 2003), a juvenile on July 7, 2019, and a young bird on August 7, 2020 (Bolbotov 2020), and only one autumn - September 19, 2010 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Loginova, Loginov 2011). The next record on May 9, 2021 on the southern slope of the Ulba ridge suggests that it is settling in the direction of the Bukhtarma Valley. (N.N.Berezovikov, written communication).

Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)

© Alexandr Fedulin

The third record of the species for the Teniz-Korgaldzhinsky region and the first photographic record. Previously, observations in the Korgaldzhino village were known in May 2013 by the Dutch ornithologist F. Tis and on August 20 A. Kovalenko // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.

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unidentified birds


Канатбек Кенжегулов: Не нашел цаплю


Канатбек Кенжегулов: Нет, вообще не было голоса


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Анна Ясько: У гималайского вьюрка заметные темные пестрины на подхвостье. А здесь вроде как чисто.

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