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Little Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

2017-06-27| Askar Isabekov
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# species number comment

1Black-Necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)10

2Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)8

3Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)92+4+3

4Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)5

5Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)1

6Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)2

7Great White Egret (Egretta alba)3

8Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)4

9Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)2

10Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)200

11Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)7

12Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)200

13Common Teal (Anas crecca)20

14Gadwall (Anas strepera)30

15Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)5

16Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)15

17Garganey (Anas querquedula)80

18Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)30

19Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)60

20Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)2

21Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)4

22White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)2

23Black Kite (Milvus migrans)60

24White-tailed Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)3

25Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)3

26Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)1

27Common Coot (Fulica atra)3

28Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)15

29Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)25

30Common Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)2

31Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)15

32Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)5

33Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)30

34Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)1

35Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)1

36Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)30

37Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)80

38Black Tern (Chlidonias nigra)1

39Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)25

40Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)3

41Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)50

42Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)20Чапаев

43Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)10

44Hoopoe (Upupa epops)2

45Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)2

46Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)3

47Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)1Чапаев

48Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)4Чапаев

49Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)80

50Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)3

51Rook (Corvus frugilegus)500

52Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)5

53Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)1

54Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)5

55Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)1



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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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