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Almatinskaja obl.. g. Taldykorgan

2017-04-01| Alexandr Belyaev
weather пасмурно, ветер
rout северо-западная окраина города, р. Каратал

# species number comment

1Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)4

2Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)5

3Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1

4Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)1

5Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)6

6Common Teal (Anas crecca)10

7Gadwall (Anas strepera)6

8Garganey (Anas querquedula)4

9Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)15

10Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)3

11Black Kite (Milvus migrans)3

12Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)1

13Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)1

14Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)15

15Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)2

16Common Coot (Fulica atra)50

17Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)4

18Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)30

19Common Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)3

20Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)1

21Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)1

22Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)2

23Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

24Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)4

25Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

26Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)3

27White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)5

28Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)20

29Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)5

30Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)3

31Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)

32Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)

33Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)

34Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

35Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)1

36Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti)20

37Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)25

38Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)1

39Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)5

40Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)200

41Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)1

42Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)2

43Azure Tit (Parus cyanus)5

44Great Tit (Parus major)

45Turkestan Tit (Parus bokharensis)2

46European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

47Grey-headed Goldfinch (Carduelis caniceps)

48Northern Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)5



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rare birds records

Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko

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 ).

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).

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