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Best photos of the month, July 2017.

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 4

Pander's Ground-Jay | Askar Isabekov | 3

Rock Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 3

Himalayan Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Steppe Grey Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 3

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 3

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greater Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 2

Little Stint | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Askar Isabekov | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Long-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Grey-necked Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Common Sparrowhawk | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Daurian Partridge | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Common Stonechat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Booted Warbler | Natali Kim | 2

Eversmann's Redstart | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Black Kite | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Hill Pigeon | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Barn Swallow | Andrei Kuryashkin | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Rock Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Baraba Steppe Gull | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Rufous Bush Robin | Askar Isabekov | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Daurian Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Glossy Ibis | Maksut Nurkabayev | 2

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 2

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Daurian Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

rare birds records


Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev
2020-09-05

Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).


Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder

A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.


Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.

A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).

unidentified birds


2020-11-29

Александр Катунцев: теньковка.

2020-11-22

Алексей Тимошенко: А.В.Кошкину:как пример могу привести мои наблюдения этой осенью, просматривая тысячи фотографий белолобых гусей заметил, что в разных выводках [....]

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