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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


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.


Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

© Andrey Shatalov
2021-06-12

First found nesting in the Kostanay region. Eurasian Wryneck breeds in Ural valley (in south to Budarino village), Ilek valley, on Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai and Southern Altai. (Gavrilov 1999). For the Naurzum Nature Reserve, it is listed as a rare migrant (Bragin 2017). It is worth noting that before that, the Eurasian Wryneck was photographed in the summer period in the Kostanay region near the village of Nadezhdinka on July 10, 2015 (Yuri Malkov, birds.kz).

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2021-09-23. Black-tailed Godwit (Gennadiy Dyakin).

2021-09-06. Spotted Flycatcher (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-09-04. Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-08-02. Goosander (Andrei Kuryashkin), Grey Wagtail (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-07-17. Black-Billed Magpie (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-07-05. Long-eared Owl (Aldiyar Saparbayev), Grey Wagtail (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-06-30. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-06-26. Great Tit (Sergey Sidorov).

2021-05-21. European Bee-eater (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2021-05-07. Eurasian Scops-Owl (Nurqoja Ersaiyn).

2021-05-06. Common Kestrel (Vladimir Muravskiy).

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unidentified birds


2021-10-25

Анна Ясько: Отправляю пока на определение.

2021-10-25

Анна Ясько: У кого какие соображения будут по этой птице?Я предположу, что это не курганник, так как клюв кажется довольно слабым. Возможно, канюк какого-либо [....]

2021-10-19

Анна Ясько: Вроде как жаворонки. Белой полосы по заднему краю крыла ни у кого не видно. Значит, не полевые и не степные. Какие именно, сложно разглядеть. [....]

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