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Best photos of the month, October 2014.

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 4

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 4

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 3

Greater Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 2

Song Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Whinchat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 2

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greater Flamingo | Askar Isabekov | 2

Hawfinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Starling | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Starling | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greater Spotted Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Greater Ringed Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Meadow Bunting | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black Woodpecker | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 2

Brambling | Natali Kim | 2

Grey Partridge | Serg Silan | 2

Black-Billed Magpie | Ruslan Timerbayev | 2

Ural Owl | Aleksandr Klimenko | 2

Eurasian Jackdaw | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 2

Song Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Song Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black-throated Thrush | Vladimir Shefer | 2

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Redwing | Askar Isabekov | 2

Northern Lapwing | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Greater Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Askar Isabekov | 2

Azure Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Steppe Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Osprey | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Rock Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 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...