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Best photos of the month, May 2015.

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 4

Himalayan Rubythroat | Oleg Belyalov | 4

Sulphur-bellied Warbler | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

White Stork | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

White Stork | Gennadiy Dyakin | 3

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Yellow-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 3

Black-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue-capped Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 2

Little Stint | Askar Isabekov | 2

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-breasted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Natali Kim | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Natali Kim | 2

White-capped Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 2

White Stork | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Northern Black Grouse | Andrey Krasnikov | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Natali Kim | 2

White Stork | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

rare birds records


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Natalia Melnikova
2022-10-20
Shetpe

The second record of the Red-flanked Bluetail in the west of Kazakhstan, the first for the Mangistau region. Before that, it was noted by Andrey Kovalenko on October 12, 2017 on the artificial island of Kairan in the northeastern Caspian (see birds.kz gallery).


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Viktor Kolesnikov
2022-10-05
VKO

Rare entry into East Kazakhstan region from main flyways.


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2022-06-03
VKO Katon-Karagay

A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.

unidentified birds


2022-11-26

Анна Ясько: Все же теньковка, на мой взгляд. У Ларса Свенссона (Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds) в описании теньковки есть упоминание, что некоторые птицы, особенно [....]

2022-11-23

Нурлан Онгарбаев: Если других версий нет, переношу в Садовую.

more unidentified birds...