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Best photos of the month, December 2017.

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 3

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 3

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 2

Willow Tit | Aibar Magazov | 2

Crested Lark | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 2

Brown Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 2

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Brown Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 1

Coal Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Carrion Crow | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Snowy Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 1

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 1

Lammergeier | Valeriy Gryunberg | 1

Common Horned Lark | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 1

Brambling | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 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 [....]

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