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Best photos of the month, October 2016.

White-Winged Woodpecker | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Common Treecreeper | Aibar Magazov | 3

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Quail | Timur Iskakov | 2

Dusky Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Little Bustard | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Black-throated Accentor | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Baikal Bullfinch | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Dusky Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Upland Buzzard | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Long-tailed Tit | Aibar Magazov | 2

Lammergeier | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

European Robin | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

rare birds records


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.


Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus baicalensis)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2022-02-08
Shulbinsk

The farthest vagrant down the Irtysh from the main habitats in Kazakhstan.


Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

© Kudaibergen Amirekul
2022-02-11
Aksu-Jabagly, South Kazakstan

A rare morph of the Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis var. relictа, occurring within Kazakhstan during the passage and summer time in the Central and Southern Altai (Kovshar 2005; Kolbintsev 2005; Berezovikov, Alekseev 2013; Berezovikov 2007, 2013), in winter in the lower reaches of the Bukhtarma (Berezovikov, Rekuts 2021), as well as in the south - in Aksu - Dzhabagly (Sanzhar Abdikhalyk, see the gallery birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2022-05-18

Игорь Фефелов: Сложно. По окрасе, на мой взгляд, ближе к хохлатому - темное кистевое пятно почти не выражено.

2022-05-17

Сергей Л. Волков: Самка. Вид не скажу.

more unidentified birds...