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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

Greater Sand Plover | 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

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | 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

Terek Sandpiper | Serg Silan | 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


White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-03-01
Aktau

The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.

unidentified birds


2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Сложно сказать, хохотунья или барабинская. Птица еще не во взрослом наряде, это усложняет задачу.

2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Каменка-плешанка, самка.

more unidentified birds...