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total species: 15
total photos: 24
total videos: 0
total blogposts: 0

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1. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2017-08-09)
2. Cinereous Vulture (2017-08-11)
3. Long-tailed Shrike (2017-08-12)
4. Lesser Grey Shrike (2017-08-22)
5. Turkestan Shrike (2017-08-28)
6. Eurasian Hobby (2017-08-30)
7. Long-legged Buzzard (2017-08-30)
8. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2017-08-30)
9. Temminck's Stint (2017-08-30)
10. Syke's Warbler (2019-07-26)
11. Caspian Gull (2019-07-27)
12. Common Rosefinch (2019-07-31)
13. Red-headed Bunting (2019-08-01)
14. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2019-08-14)
15. Red-backed Shrike (2019-08-18)

recent uploads

2019-08-18. Red-backed Shrike.

2019-08-14. Sulphur-bellied Warbler.

2019-08-04. Red-headed Bunting.

2019-07-31. Common Rosefinch.

2019-07-29. Syke's Warbler, Caspian Gull.

2019-07-28. Eurasian Hobby.

2019-07-27. Eurasian Hobby.

2017-08-31. Temminck's Stint, White-tailed Sea-Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard.

2017-08-29. Turkestan Shrike.

2017-08-24. Cinereous Vulture.

2017-08-23. Lesser Grey Shrike.

2017-08-15. Short-toed Snake-Eagle.

2017-08-12. Long-tailed Shrike.

recent comments

2019-07-29. to photo # 05780001001 (Eurasian Hobby)

Алдияр Сапарбаев: Штанишки рыжие.

2019-07-27. to photo # 05780001001 (Eurasian Hobby)

Николай Балацкий: Чеглок

2017-09-02. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Аскар Исабеков: OK, I only confirmed your guess. Darren, you can move this series to the "Buteo rufinus" folder by the "edit" button.

2017-09-01. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Darren Bell: I did think myself Buteo rufinus. I am very familiar with Buteo Buteo, it is the commonest raptor in the part on England,where l live. This bird did seem to be larger than Buteo buteo.

2017-09-01. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Аскар Исабеков: Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) in my opinion. Dark belly and rufous tinge of all feathers indicate to rufinus. In winter time there are a lot of Eastern Buzzards (B. japonicus and hybrids japonicus x vulpinus) in Almaty vicinity, these birds often [....]

2017-09-01. to photo # 05780000902 (Long-legged Buzzard)

Малик Нукусбеков: Обыкновенный канюк.

2017-08-31. to photo # 05780000701 (Temminck's Stint)

Darren Bell: OK Askar, I agree Calidris temminkii. Calidris temminkii, was my second choice. Tibia looked long to me, thank you.

2017-08-31. to photo # 05780000704 (Temminck's Stint)

Аскар Исабеков: Calidris temminkii

2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000501 (Cinereous Vulture)

Darren Bell: Thank you, Askar.

2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000501 (Cinereous Vulture)

Аскар Исабеков: Agree to you

2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000501 (Cinereous Vulture)

Darren Bell: Aegypius monachus?

2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Darren Bell: I agree, Lanius Minor.

2017-08-24. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Олег Белялов: As it is not called Lanius exubitor pallidirostris, Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris, Lanius lathora pallidirostris - it will still remain Lanius minor

2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Darren Bell: Thank you Askar for your help. I will look more closely, next time. I have already seen Lanius Minor a few times. And I have seen Lanius Excubitor a few times in England also. This bird did seem to be Larger than other Lanius Minor I have seen. Good [....]

2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Аскар Исабеков: We consider Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) as species (please look here). Foreign researchers use L. (lahtora) pallidirostris or L. (meridionalis) pallidirostris scientific names. But this bird is juvenile Lanius minor of course. [....]

2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Darren Bell: Surely Lanius Lahtora? It was not on your list.

2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000402 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Аскар Исабеков: juv Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)

2017-08-23. to photo # 05780000401 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

Ясько Анна: Чернолобый сорокопут / Lanius minor.

2017-08-14. to photo # 05780000201 (Long-tailed Shrike)

Аскар Исабеков: Long-tailed Shrike

rare birds records

Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk

Second photo record in birds.kz website.

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Aisagali Kadirov
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.

First photo record of Long-tailed Shrike in Mangyshlak peninsula. At August 1987 it was observed in Beineu. Also breeding was recorded in summer 2016 in Atyrau.

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Sean Minns

Third record of Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. During one week male and female were observed in one spot. Previously observed also in Mangyshlak peninsula, Aktau city at May 03 2015 and May 08 2019 (A.Yasko).

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Alexandr Fedulin

Generaly rare observation in Kazakhstan. Only 4 birds were observed before this record: one bird was shot at October 16, 1927 in Syrdaria by E.Spengenberg; other 3 were photographed at February 16, 2013 near Almaty (V.Fedorenko), at October 15 and 16, 2016 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (V.Kolesnikov). First record in Kurgaldzhino.

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recent video

2020-06-01. Common Mynah (Raouf Bairashev).

2020-05-23. Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-05-21. Booted Warbler (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-05-13. Little Ringed Plover (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-05-12. Common Whitethroat (Vladimir Muravskiy).

2020-05-06. Common Tern (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-04-30. Red-footed Falcon (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-03-28. European Golden Oriole (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-27. Eurasian Dipper (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-22. Steppe Eagle (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-02-27. Common Redpoll (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-23. Northern Bullfinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-18. Long-tailed Rosefinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-14. Common Redpoll (Andrei Kuryashkin).

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unidentified birds


Евгений Белоусов: Я тоже рассматривал такой вариант. Меня смутила величина клюва.


no any comments:


Анна Ясько: Вероятно, молодая каменка-плясунья. Не плешанка, так как та более темная. А у финши, на мой взгляд, каймы на кроющих крыла не такие рыжие.


Марина Гудимова: Это индийский?


Владимир Муравский: Пятый год только слышу постоянно, никак пока не выходит снять

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