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Best photos of the month, February 2012.

White-winged Grosbeak | Askar Isabekov | 2

Smew | Victoria Kovshar | 2

Red-breasted Merganser | Victoria Kovshar | 2

Alpine Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Smew | Victoria Kovshar | 1

Common Pochard | Victoria Kovshar | 1

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Pochard | Victoria Kovshar | 1

Red-breasted Merganser | Victoria Kovshar | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Smew | Victoria Kovshar | 1

Red-breasted Merganser | Victoria Kovshar | 1

Alpine Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 1

rare birds records


Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-05-15
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk

Second photo record in birds.kz website.


Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Aisagali Kadirov
2020-05-23
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
2020-05-02
Bautino

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
2020-05-07

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.

unidentified birds


2020-06-05

Анна Ясько: Вроде бы рогатый жаворонок. Ноги темные, в окрасе головы много черноты.

2020-06-04

Анна Ясько: Я не пойму, есть ли на крыле белая полоска или это что-то "случайное" белеет. Так можно было бы предположить зеленую пеночку.

more unidentified birds...