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Best photos of the month, April 2019.

Brown-necked Raven | Andrey Kovalenko | 20

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 18

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 17

Northern Hawk Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 17

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 16

Great White Egret | Marina Merz | 16

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 15

Caspian Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Northern Hawk Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 15

Jack Snipe | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Brown-necked Raven | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Black Stork | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Natali Kim | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Natali Kim | 14

Osprey | Malik Nukusbekov | 14

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 14

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Caspian Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 13

Rock Sparrow | Marina Gudimova | 13

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 12

Paddyfield Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 12

Bluethroat | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 12

Black-Necked Grebe | Natali Kim | 12

Kentish Plover | Anna Yasko | 12

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

White-Backed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 11

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 11

Lesser Kestrel | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Green Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Oystercatcher | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Peregrine Falcon | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Baraba Steppe Gull | Marina Merz | 11

Azure Tit | Marina Merz | 11

White-winged Lark | Askar Isabekov | 10

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 10

Greater Sand Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Lesser Kestrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Northern Black Grouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Northern Hawk Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Common Chaffinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 10

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Boris Gubin | 10

Song Thrush | Natali Kim | 10

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 10

Little Ringed Plover | Anna Yasko | 10

Wood Warbler | Anna Yasko | 10

Turkestan Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Pied Wheatear | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Eurasian Curlew | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

White-winged Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Isabelline Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Corn Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Blue Whistling Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 9

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Common Stonechat | Anna Yasko | 9

Azure Tit | Marina Merz | 9

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

rare birds records


White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.


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).


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


2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Сложно сказать, хохотунья или барабинская. Птица еще не во взрослом наряде, это усложняет задачу.

2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Каменка-плешанка, самка.

more unidentified birds...