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Best photos of the month, May 2017.

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 6

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 6

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 5

Thrush Nightingale | Malik Nukusbekov | 4

Tufted Duck | Aibar Magazov | 4

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 4

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 3

Northern Wheatear | Aibar Magazov | 3

Hoopoe | Alexandr Katuncev | 3

Sociable Lapwing | Sergei Shmygalev | 3

Common Shelduck | Valeriy Gryunberg | 3

Common Quail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 3

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Hoopoe | Aibar Magazov | 3

Eastern Scops-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 3

Short-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 3

Great Crested Grebe | Yuriy Malkov | 3

Eurasian Bittern | Ainur Iskakova | 3

Ruff | Askar Isabekov | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Western Marsh-Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Mongolian Finch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Ruddy Shelduck | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Lesser Short-toed Lark | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Wryneck | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Little Bustard | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Kentish Plover | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

European Bee-eater | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Northern Black Grouse | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Common Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Black-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Bar-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Eastern Scops-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Greylag Goose | Anna Yasko | 2

Short-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Barred Warbler | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Short-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Boris Gubin | 2

Long-tailed Shrike | Boris Gubin | 2

Tufted Duck | Aibar Magazov | 2

Ruff | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Rock Sparrow | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Roller | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Lesser Short-toed Lark | Aibar Magazov | 2

Calandra Lark | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Long-eared Owl | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Eurasian Bittern | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Boris Gubin | 2

Willow Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Barn Swallow | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Long-eared Owl | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great Crested Grebe | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Steppe Grey Shrike | Boris Gubin | 2

rare birds records


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.


Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger
2022-04-21
Betpak Dala

The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2022-06-04
karabalik

The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).


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. According to unpublished data, one birds was observed on May 13, 2021 on artesians in western Betpakdala by Svetlana Baskakova and Nicolas Moulin. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karaktau 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).

unidentified birds


2022-08-15

Анна Ясько: Может методом исключения попробовать определить? Не курганник (по окрасу хвоста с темной вершинной полосой и без рыжины). Дело за малым... [....]

2022-08-15

Анна Ясько: Возможно, степной

more unidentified birds...