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Saura, Mangystau

2017-05-08| Anna Yasko
duration 2 часа
weather +25С, облачно с прояснениями
rout ущелье Саура и окрестности
equipment фотоаппарат

# species number comment

1Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)7пролетали вдоль береговой линии

2Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1сидела на скалах

3Eurasian Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)2пролетали над ущельем

4Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)2пролетали над ущельем

5Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)2

6European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)пролетали над ущельем

7Hoopoe (Upupa epops)в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

8Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

9Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

10Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

11Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)1в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

12Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)5в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

13Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)1

14Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

15Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)

16Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)

17Syke's Warbler (Hippolais rama)

18Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

19Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)2

20Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)

21Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)1самец

22Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)со слетками

23Eurasian Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)самки

24Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)2

25House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)в окрестностях ущелья (наверху)

26Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)небольшие стайки

27Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)1

28Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)



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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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