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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


Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

© Natali Kim
2020-07-13
Eastern Kazakhstan

First record of breeding Peregrine Falcon in high-rise building in large city. Before 1950-60-s Peregrine Falcon was regular breeding bird in cities of Europe, but desapeared after using pesticides by human. In XXI centure Peregrine Falcon became to appeare in large cities, there are articles about nesting in Irkutsk, Ufa, Moscow. But in Kazakhstan this is first record ever.


Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-06-23

First photorecord in birds.kz


White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2020-06-03
Uly-Zhylanshyk riv., Kostanay reg.

Second record of White's Thrush in Kustanai oblast. At September 03, 1938 one bird was observed in Naurzum reserve.


Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Berik Ryspaev
2020-05-27
Korgalzhinski zapovednik.Egindikolski raion. Akmolinskaya oblast.

first record in Central Kazakhstan


Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-05-15
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk

Second photo record in birds.kz website.


Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Aisagali Kadirov
2020-05-23
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.

First photo record of Long-tailed Shrike in Mangyshlak peninsula. At August 1987 it was observed in Beineu. Also breeding was recorded in summer 2016 in Atyrau.


Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Sean Minns
2020-05-02
Bautino

Third record of Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. During one week male and female were observed in one spot. Previously observed also in Mangyshlak peninsula, Aktau city at May 03 2015 and May 08 2019 (A.Yasko).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2020-05-07

Generaly rare observation in Kazakhstan. Only 4 birds were observed before this record: one bird was shot at October 16, 1927 in Syrdaria by E.Spengenberg; other 3 were photographed at February 16, 2013 near Almaty (V.Fedorenko), at October 15 and 16, 2016 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (V.Kolesnikov). First record in Kurgaldzhino.


Saxaul Sparrow (Passer ammodendri)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2020-04-02

First record for Kugaldzhino. Closest breeding spot is located in Southern Trans-Balkhash area, in 600 km to SE.


Asiatic Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus)

© Ivan Zuban
2019-07-11
SKO

Rare record for Kazakhstan, second photo record in birds.kz. During recent 20 years two time observed in Kurgadzhino lakes (August 05,1999; July 09, 2001), and at once near Petropavlovsk (one bird, July 28, 2003).

more rarities...

recent video

2020-07-04. Caspian Gull (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-06-16. Pallas's Sandgrouse (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2020-06-06. Ortolan Bunting (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-06-01. Common Mynah (Raouf Bairashev).

2020-05-23. Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-05-21. Booted Warbler (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-05-13. Little Ringed Plover (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-05-12. Common Whitethroat (Vladimir Muravskiy).

2020-05-06. Common Tern (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-04-30. Red-footed Falcon (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-03-28. European Golden Oriole (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-27. Eurasian Dipper (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-22. Steppe Eagle (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-02-27. Common Redpoll (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-23. Northern Bullfinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

more video...

unidentified birds


2020-07-15

Андрей Шаталов: Спасибо, наверное можно удалить.

2020-07-15

Ольга Сивоконь: Спасибо!

2020-07-15

Нурлан Онгарбаев: Мне кажется обыкновенный канюк

more unidentified birds...