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Best photos of the month, February 2014.

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 3

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Caucasian White-winged Snowfinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Brandt's Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Brown Accentor | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Yellow-breasted Tit | Ruslan Urazaliyev | 2

Mute Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Black-headed Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Mew Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Little Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Brown Accentor | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Blyth's Rosefinch | Sanzhar Abdikhalyk | 2

Laughing Dove | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Asian Rosy-Finch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Great Tit | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Tufted Duck | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Pine Bunting | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Brandt's Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-winged Snowfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Mew Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Madina Dyussebayeva | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

rare birds records


Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

© Andrey Shatalov
2021-06-12

First found nesting in the Kostanay region. Eurasian Wryneck breeds in Ural valley (in south to Budarino village), Ilek valley, on Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai and Southern Altai. (Gavrilov 1999). For the Naurzum Nature Reserve, it is listed as a rare migrant (Bragin 2017). It is worth noting that before that, the Eurasian Wryneck was photographed in the summer period in the Kostanay region near the village of Nadezhdinka on July 10, 2015 (Yuri Malkov, birds.kz).


Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2020-05-14
Semey

The first finding of nesting Bearded Tits in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. In the east of Kazakhstan, the closest nesting area is the Zaysan depression. // Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Усатая синица Panurus biarmicus – новый гнездящийся вид Семипалатинского Прииртышья // Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (1974): 4283-4287.


Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-06-09
VKO Katon-Karagay

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. First photo for birds.kz.


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2021-05-07

The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.

unidentified birds


2021-06-18

Алексей Кошкин: Избалованный автофокусом на открытых берегах озер и степи, мне не хватает опыта снимать мелочевку среди ветвей. Выставляю наиболее удачные [....]

2021-06-17

Сергей Силантьев: А вот этой, бровь длинная.

more unidentified birds...