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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

Ile Pander's Ground-Jay | 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


Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev
2020-09-05

Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).


Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder

A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.


Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.

A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).

unidentified birds


2020-11-29

Александр Катунцев: теньковка.

2020-11-22

Алексей Тимошенко: А.В.Кошкину:как пример могу привести мои наблюдения этой осенью, просматривая тысячи фотографий белолобых гусей заметил, что в разных выводках [....]

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