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Best photos of the month, October 2020.

Siberian Jay | Aleksandr Klimenko | 17

Western Capercaillie | Vladimir Vorobyov | 14

Spotted Nutcracker | Andrey Shatalov | 12

Saker Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 11

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 11

White-Backed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 11

Altai Black Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 10

Blue-capped Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 10

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Marina Merz | 10

Spotted Nutcracker | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Song Thrush | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 9

Yellow-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 9

Rock Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Azure Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Pied Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Common Chiffchaff | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Rock Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Eurasian Jay | Natali Kim | 9

Common Treecreeper | Aibar Magazov | 9

Wallcreeper | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Grey Partridge | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Black-throated Accentor | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Eurasian Jay | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Long-tailed Tit | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Fieldfare | Marina Merz | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Rustic Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Song Thrush | Aisagali Kadirov | 8

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 8

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Rustic Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Common Chiffchaff | Anna Yasko | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Black-throated Thrush | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Common Treecreeper | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Common Buzzard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Osprey | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Oriental Lark | Askar Isabekov | 7

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 7

Eastern Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Solitary Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Hen Harrier | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Grey Heron | Aisagali Kadirov | 7

Willow Tit | Natali Kim | 7

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 7

Black-throated Accentor | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Bewick's Swan | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Meadow Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Mistle Thrush | Anna Yasko | 7

Hawfinch | Anna Yasko | 7

Eurasian Goldfinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Blue Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Eversmann's Redstart | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

White-Backed Woodpecker | Konstantin Andrussenko | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Marina Merz | 7

Coal Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Osprey | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Merlin | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Spotted Nutcracker | Elena Evdokimova | 7

rare birds records


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-10-13
Caspian Sea, Tup-Karagan.

The first photo record in birds.kz website. A rare pass migrant for Kazakhstan. It is known that in Mangyshlak the red-throated loon was found on migration and, possibly, wintered occasionally in the Caspian Sea (Dolgushin, 1960).


Caucasian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus lorenzii)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-08
Fakel, Mangistau region

A new species for Kazakhstan. The habitat of Phylloscopus lorenzii covers Turkey, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia and northern Iran.


Grey-headed Lapwing (Microsarcops cinereus)

© Ivan Bevza
2020-09-09
lowerTurgen river, Almaty oblast.

first record in Kazakhstan


Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2020-08-23

The third sighting of the species at Mangyshlak. Before to this, one migrant bird was recorded on April 11, 2009 in South Mangyshlak and another on April 19, 2009 in the Kaundy depression (Neve et al., 2010).

unidentified birds


2020-10-24

Аскар Исабеков: Вот это правильный подход - если возникает вопрос: монгольская или хохотунья - то сразу же надо выкладывать на определение и пусть там висит [....]

2020-10-24

Виктор Калюжнов: На мой взгляд вокруг Серебрянска из овсянок встречаются больше всего красноухие. Давайте перенесём её к красноухим.

more unidentified birds...