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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

Goosander | Natali Kim | 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

White-headed Duck | 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

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

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

Rock Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 8

Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 8

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Snipe | Askar Isabekov | 8

Macqueen's Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 8

Variable Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 8

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 8

Variable Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 8

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 8

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 8

Pander's Ground-Jay | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 8

Siberian Common Starling | Askar Isabekov | 8

Western Marsh-Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 8

Brown-necked Raven | Askar Isabekov | 8

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 8

Altai Black Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 8

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 8

Caspian Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Black-Billed Magpie | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Isabelline Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Long-tailed Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Black-throated Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Whooper Swan | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Grey Partridge | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Variable Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 8

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 8

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 8

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 8

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 8

Calandra Lark | Vladimir Muravskiy | 8

Citrine Wagtail | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

White-tailed Lapwing | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Turkestan Shrike | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Goosander | Serg Silan | 8

Goosander | Alexandr Katuncev | 8

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Common Teal | Ivan Bevza | 8

Spotted Nutcracker | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Azure Tit | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Crested Lark | Marina Gudimova | 8

Barn Swallow | Marina Gudimova | 8

Little Owl | Marina Gudimova | 8

Mistle Thrush | Marina Merz | 8

Common Chiffchaff | Alexander Kvasha | 8

Spotted Nutcracker | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Goosander | Natali Kim | 8

Yellowhammer | Askar Isabekov | 7

Black-backed Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 7

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 7

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 7

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 7

Daurian Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 7

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 7

Hoopoe | Askar Isabekov | 7

Asian Desert Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 7

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 7

Siberian Black-backed Gull | Askar Isabekov | 7

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 7

Tawny Pipit | Askar Isabekov | 7

Northern Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 7

Common Snipe | Askar Isabekov | 7

Stock Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 7

Black Stork | Askar Isabekov | 7

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 7

Desert Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 7

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 7

Rock Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 7

Common Raven | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Black Kite | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Central Asia Starling | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Rock Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Red-fronted Serin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Steppe Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Brambling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Isabelline Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Isabelline Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Common Redshank | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Common Chaffinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Coal Tit | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Mallard | Natali Kim | 7

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 7

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 7

Tufted Duck | Natali Kim | 7

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 7

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 7

Goosander | Natali Kim | 7

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Chukar Partridge | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Aibar Magazov | 7

White Wagtail | Serg Silan | 7

Eurasian Collared Dove | Alexandr Katuncev | 7

Tree Sparrow | Alexandr Katuncev | 7

Eurasian Siskin | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 7

European Robin | Anna Yasko | 7

Hawfinch | Anna Yasko | 7

Great Cormorant | Anna Yasko | 7

Mallard | Maksut Nurkabayev | 7

Great Cormorant | Ivan Bevza | 7

Eurasian Jackdaw | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Variable Wheatear | Kirill Tanaev | 7

Black-throated Accentor | Kirill Tanaev | 7

Ruddy Shelduck | Konstantin Andrussenko | 7

Meadow Bunting | Nurlan Ongarbayev | 7

Mallard | Marina Gudimova | 7

European Robin | Marina Gudimova | 7

Great Grey Shrike | Marina Gudimova | 7

Black Kite | Marina Merz | 7

Eurasian Jackdaw | Marina Merz | 7

Common Chaffinch | Alexander Kvasha | 7

Brown Dipper | Alexander Kvasha | 7

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Goosander | Natali Kim | 7

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 7

Grey Heron | Natali Kim | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Spotted Nutcracker | Alexander Kvasha | 7

Chukar Partridge | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Goosander | Natali Kim | 7

Brown Dipper | Alexander Kvasha | 7

rare birds records


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.


Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus baicalensis)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2022-02-08
Shulbinsk

The farthest vagrant down the Irtysh from the main habitats in Kazakhstan.


Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

© Kudaibergen Amirekul
2022-02-11
Aksu-Jabagly, South Kazakstan

A rare morph of the Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis var. relictа, occurring within Kazakhstan during the passage and summer time in the Central and Southern Altai (Kovshar 2005; Kolbintsev 2005; Berezovikov, Alekseev 2013; Berezovikov 2007, 2013), in winter in the lower reaches of the Bukhtarma (Berezovikov, Rekuts 2021), as well as in the south - in Aksu - Dzhabagly (Sanzhar Abdikhalyk, see the gallery birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2022-05-18

Игорь Фефелов: Сложно. По окрасе, на мой взгляд, ближе к хохлатому - темное кистевое пятно почти не выражено.

2022-05-17

Сергей Л. Волков: Самка. Вид не скажу.

more unidentified birds...