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Best photos of the month, May 2014.

Eurasian Hobby | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Boreal Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eastern Scops-Owl | Askar Isabekov | 2

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Nightjar | Askar Isabekov | 2

Collared Pratincole | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Baraba Steppe Gull | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Bluethroat | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Ortolan Bunting | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Common Quail | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Red-crested Pochard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Boreal Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Rosy Starling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

East Siberian White Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Hume's Whitethroat | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Brown-necked Raven | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-Winged Woodpecker | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Stonechat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Barn Swallow | Ruslan Timerbayev | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Ruslan Timerbayev | 2

Collared Pratincole | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Great White Pelican | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Mallard | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Long-eared Owl | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Northern Wheatear | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Willow Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Long-tailed Shrike | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Alexey Maznitsin | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-crested Pochard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Whitethroat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Bee-eater | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Quail | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Great White Pelican | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Black-headed Gull | Gennadiy Dyakin | 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...