rare birds records
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)
© Sergei Shmygalev
Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).
Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)
© Konstantin Andrussenko
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder
A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.
Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)
© Svetlana Baskakova
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.
A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!
Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)
© Vladimir Vorobyov
This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).