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Best photos of the month, May 2012.

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 2

Egyptian Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Nightjar | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Eurasian Roller | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Andrey Vilyayev | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

European Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Redshank | Aidar Ayazbayev | 2

Rosy Starling | Aidar Ayazbayev | 2

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Andrey Vilyayev | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Green Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallid Harrier | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Spotted Redshank | Askar Isabekov | 1

Spotted Redshank | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rufous Bush Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ferruginous Duck | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great Crested Grebe | Askar Isabekov | 1

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rosy Starling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 1

Saxaul Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eastern Scops-Owl | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-capped Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Tawny Pipit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mongolian Finch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Steppe Greater Short-toed Lark | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey-necked Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Crimson-winged Finch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 1

Alpine Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Great White Pelican | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Kingfisher | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Sandpiper | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Meadow Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Slender-billed Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Caspian Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black-winged Pratincole | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Blue-capped Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Barn Swallow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Oriental Turtle Dove | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Spotted Redshank | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

European Nightjar | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Mongolian Finch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Grey-necked Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Greater Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Stonechat | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Whinchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Red-throated Pipit | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Bimaculated Lark | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Dunlin | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Curlew Sandpiper | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Common Cuckoo | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Horned Lark | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Pied Bushchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Eurasian Bittern | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Whinchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-winged Stilt | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

White-winged Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Whooper Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Northern House Martin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Collared Pratincole | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Temminck's Stint | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Spotted Redshank | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Great White Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Grey Heron | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eurasian Roller | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Kingfisher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Greenshank | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Northern Lapwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black Kite | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

East Siberian White Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Rosy Starling | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Greater Flamingo | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Bar-tailed Godwit | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Little Tern | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Curlew Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Aidar Ayazbayev | 1

Common Moorhen | Aidar Ayazbayev | 1

Common Tern | Aidar Ayazbayev | 1

Lesser White-fronted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Red-breasted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Red-breasted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Short-eared Owl | Ivan Zuban | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Antonina Fokina | 1

Black-headed Gull | Askar Isabekov | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rosy Starling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-eared Kite | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Shelduck | Askar Isabekov | 1

White Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Pine Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Booted Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White-winged Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Pallas's Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-crowned Night Heron | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Woodcock | Natalya Borovaya | 1

Black Lark | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Great Crested Grebe | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Common Raven | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Egyptian Vulture | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Kentish Plover | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Little Stint | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

White-headed Duck | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Kentish Plover | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Syke's Warbler | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-winged Stilt | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Little Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Little Bustard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Great Cormorant | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Rosy Starling | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Greater White-fronted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Greater Spotted Eagle | Ivan Zuban | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pied Avocet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black Tern | Askar Isabekov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Bearded Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Himalayan Vulture | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Crimson-winged Finch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Garganey | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Egyptian Vulture | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Red-headed Bunting | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Eurasian Bittern | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

European Golden Oriole | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

White-winged Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Curlew Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-headed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White-Winged Woodpecker | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Garganey | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-crowned Night Heron | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Rosefinch | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Little Tern | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Greater Ringed Plover | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Northern Shoveler | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Grey Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Temminck's Stint | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-capped Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Stonechat | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Pallid Harrier | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Pied Avocet | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

White-capped Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Wigeon | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Great Crested Grebe | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Squacco Heron | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Whinchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Antonina Fokina | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Grey Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Grey-necked Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

rare birds records


White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-02-01
VKO Katon-Karagay

Rare record of White-winged Grosbeak in Altai. Previously observed at February 7 1978 and November 29 1981 (Berezovikov et al, 1992; Berezovikov, 1989). Sergei Starikov recognizes White-winged Grosbeak as resident of upper Bukhtarma river, in altitude 2200 m he observed territorial behavior of couple (Starikov, 2006).


Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-02-10
Almaty.

First winter record of Blue-capped Redstart in Kazakhstan. Normally it appears in mid-March, Closest spring record in birds.kz was at March 2nd (20 days gap).


Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2020-01-18
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

First photo record in Kyrgyz Alatau. First Great Rosefinch in upper of Merke gorge was recorded by Fedor Karpov at November 24, 1985 (adult male in juniper belt, KOB-2007, p. 268); in same gorge in altitude about 2400 m at June 03, 2003 one male was recorded in juniper bush by S.Annenkova and V.Ashby (KOB-2003, p.91).


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.

unidentified birds


2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

2020-02-15

Олег Белялов: Белая трясогузка первого года

more unidentified birds...