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Best photos of the month, January 2015.

Pine Grosbeak | Alexey Timoshenko | 3

Hawfinch | Aleksandr Feldman | 3

Pine Grosbeak | Alexey Timoshenko | 3

Pander's Ground-Jay | Svetlana Baskakova | 3

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 2

Common Treecreeper | Natali Kim | 2

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 2

Ural Owl | Aleksandr Feldman | 2

Great Tit | Alexandr Balykin | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Valentin Zenkov | 2

European Greenfinch | Svetlana Aleinikova | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Svetlana Aleinikova | 2

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 2

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Alexey Timoshenko | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black Lark | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Desert Wheatear | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Steppe Greater Short-toed Lark | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-Billed Magpie | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Long-tailed Duck | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 1

Willow Tit | Natali Kim | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 1

Mallard | Natali Kim | 1

Willow Tit | Natali Kim | 1

Azure Tit | Aleksandr Feldman | 1

Tree Sparrow | Aleksandr Feldman | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Aleksandr Feldman | 1

Willow Tit | Aleksandr Feldman | 1

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Laughing Dove | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Brambling | Alexandr Balykin | 1

Brambling | Alexandr Balykin | 1

Common Chaffinch | Serg Silan | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 1

Pallas's Rosefinch | Serg Silan | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Serg Silan | 1

Pallas's Rosefinch | Serg Silan | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Mallard | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Svetlana Aleinikova | 1

Goldcrest | Svetlana Aleinikova | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Svetlana Aleinikova | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Northern Reed Bunting | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Black-Necked Grebe | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Great Grey Shrike | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Pine Grosbeak | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Blue Tit | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Pine Grosbeak | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Blue Tit | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Indian Pond Heron | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Indian Pond Heron | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Tufted Duck | Anna Yasko | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 1

Tree Sparrow | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 1

Desert Wheatear | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Long-tailed Duck | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 1

Brambling | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Alexandr Balykin | 1

White-Backed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Goldcrest | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Pine Grosbeak | Alexey Timoshenko | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Pine Grosbeak | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 1

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Pander's Ground-Jay | Svetlana Baskakova | 1

Pine Grosbeak | Yuriy Malkov | 1

rare birds records


Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karatau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).


Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
Kyzylorda region, northern coast of Butakov Bay on the Aral Sea

The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).


Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Anna Yasko
2022-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau

Rare record to western part of Kazakhstan. Prior to this, two birds were observed in Kenderli on May 6, 2009 (Neve et al., 2010), one bird - in the northern Caspian on April 10, 2015 (Karpov, 2015).


Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2022-05-04

The first registration in Central Kazakhstan and the farthest record to the east from the range and, possibly, the most northern one. In Kazakhstan, the Semi-collared Flycatcher occurs on migration off the coast of the Caspian Sea.

unidentified birds


2022-05-29

Алдияр+Сапарбаев: Садовая камышовка?

2022-05-28

Игорь Фефелов: Похоже, но, на мой взгляд, хвост кукушки еще длиннее (раза в полтора длинней, чем ширина крыла у тела) а тут ближе к перепелятнику. Не исключаю [....]

more unidentified birds...