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Best photos of the month, August 2014.

Siberian Jay | Andrey Kovalenko | 3

Spotted Flycatcher | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Cetti's Warbler | Viktor Kolesnikov | 3

Northern Hazelhen | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Arctic Loon | Valentin Zenkov | 3

Yellow-billed Chough | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallid Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-billed Chough | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Desert Wheatear | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Little Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Steppe Lesser Short-toed Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Continental Cormorant | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Steppe Horned Lark | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Northern Hazelhen | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-necked Phalarope | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Hoopoe | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Sedge Warbler | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Great Cormorant | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Mute Swan | Aibar Magazov | 2

Steppe Eagle | Aibar Magazov | 2

Arctic Loon | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Saltore Saparbaev | 2

Little Ringed Plover | Alexey Maznitsin | 2

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Alexey Maznitsin | 2

Paddyfield Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Isabelline Wheatear | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 2

Barn Swallow | Saltore Saparbaev | 2

Arctic Loon | Valentin Zenkov | 2

rare birds records


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).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.

The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.


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


2021-02-22

Андрей Баздырев: Вульпинусы очень разнообразны по окраске - от тёмно-бурых до рыжих и рыжевато-буроватых. И да, некоторые варианты очень похожи на восточного, [....]

2021-02-12

Михаил Невский: мне тоже кажется, что это восточный канюк.

more unidentified birds...