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Sorbulak


2017-03-25| Askar Isabekov
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# species number comment

1Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)25

2Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)2

3Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)500

4Great White Egret (Egretta alba)10

5Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)15

6Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)1

7Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)9

8Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)10

9Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)1

10Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)50

11Common Teal (Anas crecca)1

12Gadwall (Anas strepera)50

13Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)5

14Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)150

15Garganey (Anas querquedula)2

16Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)30

17Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)100

18Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)100

19Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)10

20Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)1500

21Smew (Mergellus albellus)2

22Goosander (Mergus merganser)50

23Black Kite (Milvus migrans)10

24Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)1

25Common Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)1

26Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)3

27White-tailed Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)5

28Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)3

29Common Coot (Fulica atra)1500

30Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)20

31Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)1

32Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)3

33Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)10

34Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)1

35Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)1

36Pallas's Gull (Larus ichthyaetus)1

37Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)50

38Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)10

39Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)7

40Stock Pigeon (Columba oenas)3

41Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

42Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)1

43Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)1

44Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)10

45Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)5

46Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)10

47White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)3

48Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)30

49Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)3

50Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)4

51Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)2

52Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)1

53Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)50

54Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)

55Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)

56Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

57Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

58Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)

59Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

60Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)5

61Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)1

62Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)1

63Eversmann's Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus)1

64Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)3

65Azure Tit (Parus cyanus)2

66Great Tit (Parus major)3

67Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

68Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)70

69Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)70

70European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)5

71Grey-headed Goldfinch (Carduelis caniceps)10

72Eurasian Linnet (Acanthis cannabina)50

73Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)5

74Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)1

75Northern Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)15

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rare birds records


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Natalia Melnikova
2022-10-20
Shetpe

The second record of the Red-flanked Bluetail in the west of Kazakhstan, the first for the Mangistau region. Before that, it was noted by Andrey Kovalenko on October 12, 2017 on the artificial island of Kairan in the northeastern Caspian (see birds.kz gallery).


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Viktor Kolesnikov
2022-10-05
VKO

Rare entry into East Kazakhstan region from main flyways.


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).

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