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rare birds records


Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

© Askar Isabekov

2013-10-19
Almaty, Dendropark.



rare record for Almaty region

African Queen (Danaus chrysippus)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-06-23
Zhylandy cape. Mangystau oblast.



Rare record for Kazakhstan. Paleotropical species, living in tropical and subtropical areas of Easter Hemisphere. Collected in large number at July 18-23, 1900 by L.S.Berg in Menshikov, Chushka-Bas, Uyaly islands of Aral sea which now are part of eastern coast.

П.Горбунов. "Высшие чешуекрылые (Macrolepidoptera) пустынь и южных степей Западного Казахстана"Екатеринбург 2011.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-03-14
Bishkek



Very rare or probably unique case of nesting of Long-legged Buzzards in the center of large city.

Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-03-01
Bishkek, Ozernoe



Third record of Red-throated Thrush in Kyrgyz Republic. First one was shot at March 22, 1958 in valley of At-Bashi river (Yanushevich et al, 1960). Second record of Red-throated Thrush was at February 10, 2002 near Ananievo village, coast of Issyk-Kul lake (Kulagin, 2009). Basing in this records Red-throated Thrush was included to checklist of birds of Kyrgyz Republic with a status of vagrant bird (Toropova, Kulagin, 2006).

Торопова В.И., Кулагин С.В. Третий систематический список птиц Кыргызстана// Selevinia, 2006. – С. 44-54.
Янушевич А.И., Тюрин П.С., Яковлева И.Д., Кыдыралиев А., Семёнова Н.И. 1960. Птицы Киргизии. Фрунзе, 2: 1-272.
Кулагин С.В. Воробьиные птицы Иссык-Кульской котловины // Русский орнитологический журнал, 2009. – Т. 18. – Вып. 478. – С. 639-658; Вып. 479. – С. 667-683.

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-01-18
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First record in Sorbulak, and generally in southern part of Kazakhstan. First winter record.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Third record for Sorbulak. Previously was observed at June 5, 2011 (2 birds) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013), and June 21, 2014 (birds.kz).

Little Gull (Larus minutus)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-12
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Rare bird in SE Kazakhstan. Group of 2 adult and 3 juvenile birds was observed. Fifth record in Sorbulak since 2003. Previously also observed only in autumn migration: August 9, 2003 (1 adult), October 27, 2006 (1), November 6 2004 (2) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013); and October 5, 2014 (birds.kz).

Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Second record for Sorbulak. First one was at May 17, 2002 (Kovshar AF, 2002).

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-07
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Red-breasted Goose is a rare vagrant in southern part of Kazakhstan. First obeservation in Sorbulak. Single bird was in flock of Ruddy Shelducks.

Yellow-browed Bunting (Ocyris chrysophrys)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-09-21
Kanshengel. Almaty oblast.



First record of Yellow-browed Bunting in Kazakhstan.

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-02-15
Koksarai kotregulator. Southern Kazakhstan



Rare vagrant, far from the basic migration path.

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Askar Isabekov

2018-10-07
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



Second photo record of Long-billed Dowitcher in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded in Sorbulak lakes too at September 7th, 2014 (Fedorenko, Isabekov, Dyakin, 2014). Group of birdwatchers with Peter Kennely also watched this bird in Sholak lake near Kurgaldzhino village at May 15, 2005, but unfortunately no evidence of this record was provided.
Орнитологический вестник Казахстана и Средней Азии, вып. 3, Алматы, 2014: 211-212

Nilgiri (Scaly) Thrush (Zoothera dauma neilgherriensis)

© Askar Isabekov

2017-12-02
Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.



rare record

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

© Askar Isabekov

2018-03-10
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First photo of rare wintering species in Sorbulak, and generelly in SE Kazakhstan. Before this record male and female were observed in flock of Tufted Ducks at February 2nd, 2003; and single bird at Jabuary 18th, February 21st, and March 13th of 2004 (Belyalov, Karpov 2012).

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov

2018-02-11
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First winter record in Sorbulak lakes. Only spring records are known before this one: May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002), April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002), and April 23, 2017 (Dyakin, www.birds.kz). In winter time Pygmy Cormorant is not rare in Chardara reservoir (Erokhov et al, 2006; Kovalenko, Kravchenko, 2007; Kovalenko, Karpov, 2008); recent years was observed in Taraz (Kolbintsev, 2009; M.Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; A.Balykin, www.birds.kz), in foothill part of Chu river valley (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009), one specimen was photographed at December 23, 2017 in Taldykurgan vicinity (A.Belyaev, www.birds.kz).

Eurasian Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus)

© Askar Isabekov

2017-10-03
Gorge. Kenderli bay. Mangistau.



The fourth record of the Eurasian Redstart (Ph.ph.samamisicus) in the territory of Kazakhstan. This is the first record on the autumn migration. The bird was recorded by Askar Isabekov and Alexander Belyaev. Before the vagrant was shot in Mangyshlak (Mitropolsky, 1965); also spring observations were on April 20, 2016 in Aktau, Mangistau region (A. Yasko, birds.kz) and April 28, 2016 in the Chagan floodplain in the West Kazakhstan region (A.Isabekov, birds.kz).

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-12-18
Ust-Kamenogorsk. Strelka.



First reliable record of Harlequine Duck in Kazakhstan. There is only note of E.A.Eversmann (1866) about winter records in the lakes of southern steppes, but this record is too unclear. Near the borders of Kazakhstan recorded only at Nezhinka village near Orenburg where male duck was shot by N.A.Zarudny (1888). Both records related to the second half of XIX centure.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-06-09
isatai. Atyrau oblast.



Rare record

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis meena)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-05-25
Krasny Svet. Western Kazakhstan.



Rare probably first record of Oriental Turtle Dove in European territory at breeding time. The closest breeding sites in Kazakhstan are in Kustanai oblast (780 km). Probably there are closer breeding sites in Southern Ural in Russian Federation.

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca 'aurita')

© Askar Isabekov

2016-06-01
Inderborsk. Atyrau oblast.



Couple of Black-eared Wheatears were observed during 5 days on territory of das station near Inderborsk (Atyrau oblast). The northernmost record of the Black-eared Wheatear (170 km north of Atyrau, where it was observed June 26, 2009, June 10 2013, by Victoria Kovshar).

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-06-17
Atyrau. Victory park.



Recorded June 14, 2016 by finnish birdwatcher Ilkka Sahi in Victory park, Atyrau. June 25, 2016 Feodor Sarayev observed two birds in the same place. August 12, 1987 recorded in Beineu (440 km from Atyrau) Closest breeding areas are in Syrdaria river and Bukhara oazis (1100 km).

Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea melanope)

© Askar Isabekov

2015-12-16
Almaty. Big Almaty river.



The second winter record of The Grey Wagtail. The first one was on January 6th,1986 (Korelov, Gubin, Levin, 1988). The Grey Wagtails start to migrate in September. The latest migrants were observed until the middle of October.

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Askar Isabekov

2014-12-27
Сорбулак. Almaty oblast.



The third record of the species at the end of December in the South-East of Kazakhstan. The first was recorded on Sorbulak in 1998, and the second one was in 2007 at the Alakol hollow (Berezovikov, 2008).

Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Askar Isabekov

2014-11-02
Zhulandy cape, Mangystau.



The second photo fixation of the species for the Mangystau region. The first time was photographed on April 26, 2011 in Kokesem, the western chink of Ustyurt (Zh. Nurmukhambetov, see the gallery of the species). For the first time in Mangyshlak was recorded on May 1, 1993 in Western Karatau by VA. Gorbatov (Gavrilov & Gavrilov, 2005).

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Askar Isabekov

2014-12-12
Aktau.



The second record of this species in the Caspian Sea during the winter. In the city of Aktau, one bird was recorded on January 16, 2009 (Kovshar, Karpov, 2009, photo is in the gallery of species).

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus regulus)

© Askar Isabekov

2014-10-19
Tuzbair spring. Mangystau oblast.



The first record of the species in Mangystau. The nearest records were on Northern Trans-Caspian area.

Little Gull (Larus minutus)

© Askar Isabekov

2014-10-05
Sorbulak system. Almaty oblast.



The rare record for Sorbulak. Earlier, Little Gull was recorded here on the autumn migration on August 9, 2003, November 6, 2004 and October 27, 2006 (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Askar Isabekov

2014-06-21
Sorbulak lakes system.



The first record at Sorbulak confirmed by photography. Previously, there is record of two vagrant birds here of June 5, 2011 (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012). The nearest known breeding range is the Alakol system of lakes, where the first nests were found in 2000 (Berezovikov, 2004, Berezovikov, Levinsky, 2008).

Menetries Warbler (Sylvia mystacea turcmenica)

© Askar Isabekov

2014-05-26
Ile river holm



And then one even more eastern record of the Menetries Warbler confirming its habitat in the floodplain of the Ile river. That expands the range of the habitat for more than 600 km to the east of the previously known breeding spots in Kazakhstan.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Askar Isabekov

2013-12-19
Almaty. Republic Square.



The first winter record in Kazakhstan. Breeds only on Lineisky and Ivanovsky ridges of Altai (Scherbakov, 2002). In all the rest territory only six autumn records are known: in 1920 near Kustanai (Geptner, 1925); in 1925 near Semipalatinsk (Selevin, 1930); in 1960 at Kurgaldzhino (Krivitsky et al, 1985); in 2011 at Aktobe steppes (Timoshenko, 2012) and near Sorbulak (V.Fedorenko, www.birds.kz); in 2012 at Betpak-Dala (A.Vilyaev, www.birds.kz).

Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)

© Askar Isabekov

2013-11-02
Almaty, Republic Square.



The latest date record in Kazakhstan. In prior only some records were known in the south of the country, but all of them belonged to the end of October (Kovshar, 1966; Gavrilov, Gistsov, 1985). That the latest date record was the observation by Severtsov N.A. at October 26 in Shymkent, but it was about 150 years ago.

Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Askar Isabekov

2012-11-25
Almaty, Republic Square.



One foraging on thuja bird was observed in flock with Black-throated Thrushes and Blackbirds at 25th November 2012. Next days this bird was also noticed by other birdwatchers.


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2020-10-26

no any comments:

2020-10-25

Viktor: Напоминает легендарный военный истребитель И-16! ))

2020-10-25

no any comments:

2020-09-29

Аскар Исабеков: если бы было до рода, я бы наверное, согласился, но тут пока определение до ранга семейства.

2020-09-20

Viktor: Обыкновенная стрекоза Sympetrum vulgatum.?

2020-09-14

Аскар Исабеков: thank you, Machiel

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