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found 23 new species for Kazakhstan


Rybprudkhoz, Uralsk city, West Kazakhstan Region

2020-05-21| Aldiyar Saparbayev
duration 3 часа
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# species number comment

1Black-Necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)6

2Red-Necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)2

3Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)10

4Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)2

5Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)8

6Black Kite (Milvus migrans)2

7Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)2

8Common Coot (Fulica atra)10

9Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)4

10Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)10

11Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)1

12Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)25

13Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)4

14Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)2

15European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)30

16Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)1

17Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)4

18White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)2

19European Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)1по голосу

20Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)20

21Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)1

22Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)10

23Eurasian Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)2

24Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)2



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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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