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Best photos of the month, August 2013.

Little Bittern | Albina Rakhimova | 5

Little Bittern | Albina Rakhimova | 3

Pied Avocet | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Bearded Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Barred Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Black-throated Accentor | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Marsh Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

House Sparrow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Montagu's Harrier | Antonina Fokina | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Antonina Fokina | 2

Mallard | Natali Kim | 2

Red-necked Phalarope | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Greylag Goose | Aleksandr Putilin | 2

Little Bittern | Albina Rakhimova | 2

Azure Tit | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Little Bittern | Albina Rakhimova | 2

Ruddy Shelduck | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Little Bittern | Albina Rakhimova | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Moorhen | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

rare birds records


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2022-06-03
VKO Katon-Karagay

A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.


Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger
2022-04-21
Betpak Dala

The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2022-06-04
karabalik

The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).


Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. According to unpublished data, one birds was observed on May 13, 2021 on artesians in western Betpakdala by Svetlana Baskakova and Nicolas Moulin. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karaktau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).

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