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Best photos of the month, February 2018.

Goldcrest | Askar Isabekov | 3

Short-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 3

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 3

White-winged Grosbeak | Askar Isabekov | 3

European Greenfinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

Corn Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 2

Brambling | Natali Kim | 2

Pallas's Rosefinch | Serg Silan | 2

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

White-winged Grosbeak | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 2

Northern Hazelhen | Konstantin Andrussenko | 2

Spotted Nutcracker | Konstantin Andrussenko | 2

Eurasian Dipper | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

White-winged Grosbeak | Askar Isabekov | 2

Goldcrest | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 2

White-winged Grosbeak | Askar Isabekov | 2

rare birds records


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-10-13
Caspian Sea, Tup-Karagan.

The first photo record in birds.kz website. A rare pass migrant for Kazakhstan. It is known that in Mangyshlak the red-throated loon was found on migration and, possibly, wintered occasionally in the Caspian Sea (Dolgushin, 1960).


Caucasian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus lorenzii)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-08
Fakel, Mangistau region

A new species for Kazakhstan. The habitat of Phylloscopus lorenzii covers Turkey, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia and northern Iran.


Grey-headed Lapwing (Microsarcops cinereus)

© Ivan Bevza
2020-09-09
lowerTurgen river, Almaty oblast.

first record in Kazakhstan


Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2020-08-23

The third sighting of the species at Mangyshlak. Before to this, one migrant bird was recorded on April 11, 2009 in South Mangyshlak and another on April 19, 2009 in the Kaundy depression (Neve et al., 2010).

unidentified birds


2020-10-25

Аскар Исабеков: возможно какие-то жаворонки, но ничего не видно

2020-10-24

Аскар Исабеков: Вот это правильный подход - если возникает монгольская или хохотунья - то сразу же надо выкладывать на определение и пусть там висит до скончания [....]

more unidentified birds...