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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


Grey-headed Lapwing (Microsarcops cinereus)

© Ivan Bevza
2020-09-09
lowerTurgen river, Almaty oblast.

first record in Kazakhstan


Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2020-08-23

The third sighting of the species at Mangyshlak. Before to this, one migrant bird was recorded on April 11, 2009 in South Mangyshlak and another on April 19, 2009 in the Kaundy depression (Neve et al., 2010).


White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

© Aldiyar Saparbayev
2020-07-01
Zhanaqala v., Zhanaqala district, West-Kazakhstan region

First record in Western Kazakhstan oblast for birds.kz.


Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)

© Anna Yasko
2020-08-16
Aktau, Mangystau region

Rare pass mugrant in Mangyshlak peninsula. First record in Mangyshlak for birds.kz


White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Gleb Bolbotov
2019-07-07
East Kazakhstan region, Ivanovsky ridge

First photo of White's Thrush from Kazakhstan part of Altai in birds.kz. Perhaps it's first evident of breeding of this species in South-Western Altai.


Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Sean Minns
2020-07-13
Prorva area, Atyrau Oblast

Pallas's Sea-Eagle is rare summer visitor in Kazakhstan. Mostly recorded in eastern part of country. In western Kazakhstan in former times it was recorded in Mangyshlak, relatevely recent record is only observation of two birds in Urda forest in the end of June, 1990. So this record is first for western part of Kazakhstan in recent 30 years.


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

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recent video

2020-09-13. Black Woodpecker (Aldiyar Saparbayev), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

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

2020-07-18. Common Cuckoo (Anna Yasko).

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).

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unidentified birds


2020-09-22

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