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Birds of Kazakhstan

Birds of Kazakhstan coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Kazakhstan to raise their young, migrants who pass through Kazakhstan with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Kazakhstan to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Kazakhstan ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of Kazakhstan you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of Kazakhstan.





Bird name


Alectoris chukar



Perdix dauurica

Daurian Partridge


Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail


Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant


Oxyura leucocephala

White-headed Duck


Anser anser

Greylag Goose


Anas strepera



Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon


Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard or common Mallard


Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler


Anas acuta

Northern Pintail


Anas querquedula



Anas crecca

Common Teal


Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard


Aythya ferina

Common Pochard


Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard


Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye


Upupa epops

Eurasian or Common Hoopoe


Merops apiaster

European Bee-eater


Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo


Apus apus

Common Swift


Otus brucei

Pallid Scops-Owl


Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl


Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl


Athene noctua

Little Owl


Asio otus

Long-eared Owl


Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl


Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar


Caprimulgus aegyptius

Egyptian Nightjar


Columba livia

Rock Pigeon


Columba rupestris

Hill Pigeon


Columba eversmanni

Pale-backed Pigeon


Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove


Tetrax tetrax

Little Bustard


Chlamydotis undulata

Houbara Bustard


Grus grus

Common Crane


Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail


Porzana parva

Little Crake


Porzana pusilla

Baillon's Crake


Fulica atra

Common Coot


Syrrhaptes tibetanus

Tibetan Sandgrouse


Syrrhaptes paradoxus

Pallas's Sandgrouse


Pterocles alchata

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse


Pterocles orientalis

Black-bellied Sandgrouse


Gallinago solitaria

Solitary Snipe


Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit


Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew


Tringa totanus

Common Redshank


Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh Sandpiper


Tringa hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper


Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian Thick-knee


Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher


Himantopus himantopus

Black-winged Stilt


Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover


Charadrius leschenaultii

Greater Sand Plover


Glareola pratincola

Collared Pratincole


Larus ichthyaetus

Great Black-headed Gull


Larus ridibundus

Common Black-headed Gull


Larus genei

Slender-billed Gull


Larus relictus

Relict Gull


Sterna caspia

Caspian Tern


Sterna sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern


Sterna hirundo

Common Tern


Sterna albifrons

Little Tern


Chlidonias hybridus

Whiskered Tern


Chlidonias leucopterus

White-winged Tern


Chlidonias niger

Black Tern


Milvus migrans

Black Kite


Haliaeetus leucoryphus

Pallas's Sea- / Fish-Eagle


Circaetus gallicus

Short-toed Snake-Eagle or Short-toed-Eagle


Circus aeruginosus

Western or Eurasian Marsh-Harrier


Circus macrourus

Pallid Harrier


Circus pygargus

Montagu's Harrier


Accipiter badius



Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk


Buteo rufinus

Long-legged Buzzard


Aquila clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle or Spotted Eagle


Aquila rapax

Tawny Eagle


Aquila heliaca

Imperial Eagle


Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle


Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle


Falco naumanni

Lesser Kestrel


Falco tinnunculus

Common or Eurasian Kestrel


Falco vespertinus

Red-footed Falcon


Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby


Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe


Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe


Phalacrocorax pygmeus

Pygmy Cormorant


Phalacrocorax aristotelis

European Shag


Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron


Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern


Phoenicopterus ruber

Greater Flamingo


Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis


Ciconia ciconia

White Stork


Gavia arctica

Arctic Loon


Lanius isabellinus

Rufous-tailed Shrike


Temnurus temnurus

Ratchet-tailed Treepie


Nucifraga caryocatactes

Spotted Nutcracker


Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Red-billed Chough


Corvus ruficollis

Brown-necked Raven


Monticola angolensis

Miombo Rock-Thrush


Monticola rufiventris

Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush


Myophonus horsfieldii

Malabar Whistling-Thrush


Catharus fuscescens



Rhinomyias goodfellowi

Slaty-backed Jungle-Flycatcher


Luscinia luscinia

Thrush Nightingale


Luscinia pectoralis

White-tailed Rubythroat


Tarsiger johnstoniae

Collared Bush-Robin


Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus

Blue-capped Redstart


Oenanthe phillipsi

Somali Wheatear


Oenanthe finschii

Finsch's Wheatear


Oenanthe moesta

Red-rumped Wheatear


Oenanthe xanthoprymna

Rufous-tailed Wheatear


Sturnus sinensis

White-shouldered Starling


Sturnus roseus

Rosy Starling


Tichodroma muraria



Parus afer

Grey Tit


Cheramoeca leucosternus

White-backed Swallow


Hirundo concolor

Dusky Crag-Martin


Hirundo senegalensis

Mosque Swallow


Hirundo fuliginosa

Forest Swallow


Cettia brunnifrons

Grey-sided Bush-Warbler


Locustella lanceolata

Lanceolated Warbler


Locustella fasciolata

Gray's Grasshopper-Warbler


Acrocephalus paludicola

Aquatic Warbler


Acrocephalus concinens

Blunt-winged Warbler


Bebrornis sechellensis

Seychelles Brush-Warbler


Hippolais rama

Sykes's Warbler


Phylloscopus subviridis

Brooks's Leaf-Warbler


Phylloscopus borealis

Arctic Warbler


Mystacornis crossleyi

Crossley's Babbler


Sylvia subcaeruleum

Rufous-vented Warbler


Sylvia communis

Common or Greather Whitethroat


Sylvia althaea

Hume's Whitethroat


Sylvia nana

Desert Warbler


Sylvia cantillans

Subalpine Warbler


Melanocorypha calandra

Calandra Lark


Melanocorypha mongolica

Mongolian Lark


Melanocorypha leucoptera

White-winged Lark


Calandrella erlangeri

Erlanger's Lark


Calandrella acutirostris

Hume's Lark


Chersophilus duponti

Dupont's Lark


Alauda razae

Razo Lark


Paramythia montium

Crested Berrypecker


Passer ammodendri

Saxaul Sparrow


Passer domesticus

House Sparrow


Passer simplex

Desert Sparrow


Petronia dentata

Bush Petronia


Dendronanthus indicus

Forest Wagtail


Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail


Anthus melindae

Malindi Pipit


Anthus sokokensis

Sokoke Pipit


Anthus petrosus

Rock Pipit


Anthus gutturalis

Alpine Pipit


Prunella collaris

Alpine Accentor


Prunella fagani

Yemen Accentor


Carduelis dominicensis

Antillean Siskin


Callacanthis burtoni

Spectacled Finch


Rhodopechys mongolica

Mongolian Finch


Carpodacus thura

White-browed Rosefinch


Carpodacus rubicilloides

Streaked Rosefinch


Haematospiza sipahi

Scarlet Finch


Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Eurasian Bullfinch


Emberiza citrinella



Emberiza koslowi

Tibetan Bunting or Kozlov's Bunting


Emberiza melanocephala

Black-headed Bunting


Emberiza yessoensis

Ochre-rumped Bunting or Japanese Reed Bunting


Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Kazakhstan. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of Kazakhstan provides a checklist of the birds of Kazakhstan. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Kazakhstan in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of Kazakhstan you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of Kazakhstan you can find the list of the mammals of Kazakhstan in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Kazakhstan provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Kazakhstan.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Kazakhstan.



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