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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

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

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 5

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

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

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