rare birds records
Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
© Andrey Shatalov
First found nesting in the Kostanay region. Eurasian Wryneck breeds in Ural valley (in south to Budarino village), Ilek valley, on Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai and Southern Altai. (Gavrilov 1999). For the Naurzum Nature Reserve, it is listed as a rare migrant (Bragin 2017). It is worth noting that before that, the Eurasian Wryneck was photographed in the summer period in the Kostanay region near the village of Nadezhdinka on July 10, 2015 (Yuri Malkov, birds.kz).
Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)
© Andrei Kuryashkin
The first finding of nesting Bearded Tits in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. In the east of Kazakhstan, the closest nesting area is the Zaysan depression. // Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Усатая синица Panurus biarmicus – новый гнездящийся вид Семипалатинского Прииртышья // Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (1974): 4283-4287.
Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)
© Vladimir Vorobyov
A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. First photo for birds.kz.
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)
© Malik Nukusbekov
The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.