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Best photos of the month, March 2019.

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 21

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 20

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 19

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 18

Rock Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 17

Isabelline Shrike | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 16

Macqueen's Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 15

Chukar Partridge | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Rough-legged Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Long-tailed Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 15

Spotted Nutcracker | Ainur Iskakova | 15

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 14

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 13

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 13

Isabelline Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 13

Chukar Partridge | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Northern Goshawk | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Fieldfare | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Pallas's Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Whooper Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Goosander | Natali Kim | 13

Common Redpoll | Ainur Iskakova | 13

Asian Desert Warbler | Kirill Tanaev | 13

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 12

Isabelline Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 12

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Smew | Natali Kim | 12

Steppe Eagle | Aibar Magazov | 12

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 12

Finsch's Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 11

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Steppe Horned Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Black Kite | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Variable Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Turkestan Black Redstart | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Black-Billed Magpie | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Black-throated Accentor | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Alexandr Katuncev | 11

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 11

Isabelline Wheatear | Kirill Tanaev | 11

Common Goldeneye | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Eurasian Nuthatch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Spotted Nutcracker | Alexander Kvasha | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 10

Carrion Crow | Askar Isabekov | 10

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 10

Mute Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Common Buzzard | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Tree Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Black-backed Masked Wagtail | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Little Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 10

Goosander | Natali Kim | 10

Masked Wagtail | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 10

Daurian Shrike | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Common Starling | Anna Yasko | 10

European Greenfinch | Marina Gudimova | 10

Goosander | Natali Kim | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 10

Mute Swan | Askar Isabekov | 9

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 9

Variable Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Pochard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 9

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 9

Pallid Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 9

Greater Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 9

Sky Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Lesser Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Yellowhammer | Natali Kim | 9

Siberian Common Starling | Natali Kim | 9

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 9

Black-headed Wagtail | Anna Yasko | 9

Isabelline Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 9

Isabelline Shrike | Kirill Tanaev | 9

Great Cormorant | Marina Gudimova | 9

Common Redpoll | Marina Merz | 9

Black Redstart | Alexander Kvasha | 9

Central Asia Starling | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Rustic Bunting | Marina Gudimova | 9

Spotted Nutcracker | Ainur Iskakova | 9

rare birds records


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-03-01
Aktau

The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.

The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.

unidentified birds


2021-02-22

Андрей Баздырев: Вульпинусы очень разнообразны по окраске - от тёмно-бурых до рыжих и рыжевато-буроватых. И да, некоторые варианты очень похожи на восточного, [....]

2021-02-12

Михаил Невский: мне тоже кажется, что это восточный канюк.

more unidentified birds...