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Best photos of the month, August 2012.

Barn Swallow | Ivan Zuban | 4

Garganey | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Ruddy Turnstone | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-headed Duck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Curlew Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-necked Phalarope | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Glossy Ibis | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 2

White-headed Duck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-necked Phalarope | Askar Isabekov | 2

rare birds records


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Natalia Melnikova
2022-10-20
Shetpe

The second record of the Red-flanked Bluetail in the west of Kazakhstan, the first for the Mangistau region. Before that, it was noted by Andrey Kovalenko on October 12, 2017 on the artificial island of Kairan in the northeastern Caspian (see birds.kz gallery).


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Viktor Kolesnikov
2022-10-05
VKO

Rare entry into East Kazakhstan region from main flyways.


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).

unidentified birds


2022-12-06

Игорь Фефелов: Рыжее бледное, черное черное. И общее впечатление от птицы. Может быть и камышовая, потому что на надхвостье резких темных штрихов нет, при [....]

2022-12-06

Анна Ясько: Серый сорокопут.

more unidentified birds...