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Best photos of the month, December 2018.

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 12

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Water Rail | Anna Yasko | 10

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 9

Brandt's Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

White-Backed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 9

Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Long-eared Owl | Anna Yasko | 9

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 8

European Greenfinch | Askar Isabekov | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Askar Isabekov | 8

Northern Black Grouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Brandt's Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Eurasian Siskin | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Eurasian Blackbird | Boris Gubin | 8

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 8

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Asian Rosy-Finch | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Meadow Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 7

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 7

Grey Partridge | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Tree Sparrow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Common Treecreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Great Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Eurasian Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Willow Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 7

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Willow Tit | Viktor Grishenkov | 7

Eurasian Dipper | Viktor Grishenkov | 7

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 6

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 6

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 6

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 6

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 6

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 6

Meadow Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 6

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 6

Saker Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 6

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 6

Whooper Swan | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 6

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 6

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 6

White-Backed Woodpecker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

White-Backed Woodpecker | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Spotted Nutcracker | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Willow Ptarmigan | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Long-eared Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Viktor Grishenkov | 6

Goosander | Marina Merz | 6

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 5

Red Crossbill | Askar Isabekov | 5

Tree Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 5

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 5

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 5

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 5

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 5

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 5

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 5

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 5

Rough-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 5

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 5

Brambling | Boris Gubin | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 5

Northern Pintail | Natali Kim | 5

Eurasian Jay | Serg Silan | 5

Great Grey Shrike | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Snowy Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Eurasian Siskin | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Northern Bullfinch | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Common Redpoll | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Eurasian Siskin | Yuriy Malkov | 5

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Chukar Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Yellowhammer | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Grey Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Mallard | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Red-fronted Serin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Viktor Grishenkov | 5

Rock Pigeon | Marina Merz | 5

White-Backed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 5

Saker Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 5

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 4

Northern Pintail | Askar Isabekov | 4

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 4

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 4

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 4

Corn Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 4

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 4

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 4

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 4

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 4

Hawfinch | Askar Isabekov | 4

Yellowhammer | Askar Isabekov | 4

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 4

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 4

Willow Tit | Askar Isabekov | 4

Northern Bullfinch | Askar Isabekov | 4

Tree Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 4

Stock Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 4

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 4

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 4

Fieldfare | Askar Isabekov | 4

Goosander | Askar Isabekov | 4

Merlin | Askar Isabekov | 4

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 4

Great Grey Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 4

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 4

Eurasian Collared Dove | Askar Isabekov | 4

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 4

Steppe Horned Lark | Askar Isabekov | 4

White-bellied Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 4

Upland Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Black-Billed Magpie | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Steppe Horned Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Goosander | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

Smew | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

Northern Pintail | Natali Kim | 4

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 4

Goosander | Natali Kim | 4

Common Starling | Yevgeny Belousov | 4

Long-tailed Tit | Vladimir Vorobyov | 4

Black-throated Thrush | Vladimir Vorobyov | 4

Willow Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 4

European Robin | Alyona Koshkina | 4

Common Redpoll | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Brandt's Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Northern Goshawk | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Green Sandpiper | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Rock Pigeon | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Black-Billed Magpie | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Northern Bullfinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Hawfinch | Anna Yasko | 4

Fieldfare | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 4

Eurasian Blackbird | Andrei Kuryashkin | 4

European Greenfinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Brambling | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Tufted Duck | Konstantin Andrussenko | 4

Common Sparrowhawk | Nurlan Ongarbayev | 4

Common Treecreeper | Viktor Grishenkov | 4

Eurasian Nuthatch | Marina Merz | 4

Fieldfare | Marina Merz | 4

Willow Tit | Marina Merz | 4

Red-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 4

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 4

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 4

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 4

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Eurasian Dipper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

White-Backed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 4

Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 4

White-Backed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 4

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 4

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Viktor Grishenkov | 4

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 4

Common Redpoll | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 4

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 4

rare birds records


Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti)

© Mark Pestov
2018-05-01
Mangistau province, Karakiyanskiy District, Kaplankyr Chink

First record on the territory of Kazakhstan.


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of Whiskered Tern in Kazakhstan.


Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of the Marsh Sandpiper in Kazakhstan.


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).

unidentified birds


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