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found 23 new species for Kazakhstan



2017-03-22| Askar Isabekov
duration 1,5 часа
weather солнечно, небольшой ветер
rout пруды-отстойники

# species number comment

1Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)2

2Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)20

3Great White Egret (Egretta alba)1

4Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)1

5Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)10

6Common Teal (Anas crecca)5

7Gadwall (Anas strepera)50

8Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)5

9Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)20

10Garganey (Anas querquedula)2

11Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)15

12Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)50

13Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)10

14Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)15

15Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)20

16Black Kite (Milvus migrans)20

17Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)1

18Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus)1

19Upland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius)1

20Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)10

21Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)3

22Common Coot (Fulica atra)40

23Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)10

24Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

25White-Winged Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucopterus)1

26Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)

27Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)

28Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

29Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

30Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)30

31Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

32Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti)2

33Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)2

34Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)3

35Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)1

36Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)10

37Azure Tit (Parus cyanus)3

38Great Tit (Parus major)

39Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)10

40Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)2

41European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)1

42Long-tailed Rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus)1

43Pine Bunting (Emberiza leucocephala)10



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rare birds records

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.

Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger
Betpak Dala

The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov

The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).

Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. According to unpublished data, one birds was observed on May 13, 2021 on artesians in western Betpakdala by Svetlana Baskakova and Nicolas Moulin. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karaktau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).

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