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Best photos of the month, April 2014.

Macqueen's Bustard | Boris Gubin | 4

Macqueen's Bustard | Andrey Kovalenko | 3

Golden Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 3

Blue-capped Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Chiffchaff | Askar Isabekov | 2

Menetries Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Common Moorhen | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Osprey | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Isabelline Shrike | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Corn Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Boreal Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-crested Pochard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Whinchat | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Demoiselle Crane | Serg Silan | 2

Common Chaffinch | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Bluethroat | Svetlana Aleinikova | 2

Ruddy Shelduck | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Golden Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Osprey | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Slender-billed Gull | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Boreal Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Peregrine Falcon | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

European Greenfinch | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Blue-capped Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Bluethroat | Svetlana Aleinikova | 2

European Greenfinch | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Peregrine Falcon | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

rare birds records


Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Sean Minns
2020-07-13
Prorva area, Atyrau Oblast

Pallas's Sea-Eagle is rare summer visitor in Kazakhstan. Mostly recorded in eastern part of country. In western Kazakhstan in former times it was recorded in Mangyshlak, relatevely recent record is only observation of two birds in Urda forest in the end of June, 1990. So this record is first for western part of Kazakhstan in recent 30 years.


Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

© Natali Kim
2020-07-13
Eastern Kazakhstan

First record of breeding Peregrine Falcon in high-rise building in large city. Before 1950-60-s Peregrine Falcon was regular breeding bird in cities of Europe, but desapeared after using pesticides by human. In XXI centure Peregrine Falcon became to appeare in large cities, there are articles about nesting in Irkutsk, Ufa, Moscow. But in Kazakhstan this is first record ever.


Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-06-23

First photorecord in birds.kz


White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2020-06-03
Uly-Zhylanshyk riv., Kostanay reg.

Second record of White's Thrush in Kustanai oblast. At September 03, 1938 one bird was observed in Naurzum reserve.

unidentified birds


2020-08-03

Андрей Коваленко: Думаю, что шахин все же.

2020-08-02

Анна Ясько: Садовая камышевка. Проекция ПМ не длинная. Длинный клюв, отсутствие брови, недобрый взгляд - в пользу садовой.

more unidentified birds...