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The Checklist of the Birds of Kazakhstan


Gaviiformes

Podicipediformes

Pelecaniformes

Ciconiiformes

Phoenicopteriformes

Anseriformes

Falconiformes

Galliformes

Gruiformes

Charadriiformes

Pterocletiformes

Columbiformes

Cuculiformes

Strigiformes

Caprimulgiformes

Apodiformes

Coraciiformes

Upupiformes

Piciformes

Passeriformes

rare birds records


Naumann's Thrush (Turdus naumanni)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2024-04-02
kostanay reg.

The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Previously, one bird was photographed in the southeast in the lower reaches of the Turgen River on November 5, 2016 (I. Bevza, kz.birds.watch).


Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)

© Muhammed-Rahim Boranbaev
2024-03-04
Tasorpa, Kyzylsay natural park, Mangystau

A very rare wintering species for Mangystau, known only from the remains of the skin obtained from the vicinity of Fort Aleksandrovsky in 1892/93. (Zarudny, 1896).


Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Galina Rosenberg
2019-11-22
g.Altai.Vostochno-Kazachstanskaia oblast

The first registration of the species in the mountainous part of Altai.


White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Serg Silan
2024-02-28
Kazakhstan

The first record of the White-winged Snowfinch in Western Altai. Photo recording was made in the southern spurs of the Ulbinsky ridge in the valley of the Urankhaika River at an altitude of less than 800 m above sea level. The White-winged Snowfinch was previously not known for the Kazakh part of Altai, but was first recorded in Southern Altai on January 26, 2017 in the upper reaches of the Tautekeli River at an altitude of 2400 m, where it was subsequently recorded on March 10, 2021, and there were also several sightings in January and February 2023 in the Sarykora tract (Vorobiev, 2023).


Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos chrysaetos)

© Aldiyar Saparbayev
2024-01-26
Outskirts of Uralsk

The first photographic record of a rare species for the region. In the past, it nested in places around Ilek and the Urals, and by the 60s of the 20th century only vagrants were encountered in the summer (Korelov, 1962). There is information about record of two single birds on September 18 and September 19, 2007 in the area of the Karachaganak gas condensate field (V.A. Kovshar, 2008).

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unidentified birds


2024-04-15

Вадим Нагуманов: Спасибо, Анна!

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2024-04-14

Анна Ясько: Славка-завирушка.

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