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The Checklist of the Birds of Kazakhstan


Gaviiformes

Podicipediformes

Pelecaniformes

Ciconiiformes

Phoenicopteriformes

Anseriformes

Falconiformes

Galliformes

Gruiformes

Charadriiformes

Pterocletiformes

Columbiformes

Cuculiformes

Strigiformes

Caprimulgiformes

Apodiformes

Coraciiformes

Upupiformes

Piciformes

Passeriformes

rare birds records


White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

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


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-03-01
Aktau

The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.

The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.

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2021-03-12. Common Mynah (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-03-07. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2021-02-25. Northern Bullfinch (Gleb Bolbotov).

2021-02-23. Eurasian Blackbird (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-01-19. Water Rail (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-01-15. Pygmy Cormorant (Sergey Sidorov), Great White Egret (Sergey Sidorov), Grey Heron (Sergey Sidorov).

2021-01-10. Pygmy Cormorant (Sergey Sidorov), Pygmy Cormorant (Sergey Sidorov), Great White Egret (Sergey Sidorov).

2020-10-08. Eurasian Goldfinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-09-13. Black Woodpecker (Aldiyar Saparbayev), White-Winged Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2020-07-21. Peregrine Falcon (Natali Kim).

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