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Best photos of the month, May 2019.

Little Bittern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 18

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Rosy Starling | Askar Isabekov | 14

Desert Finch | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Common Sandpiper | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Barn Swallow | Ivan Bevza | 12

European Bee-eater | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Barred Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Little Bittern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Northern Shoveler | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 11

Savi's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Fieldfare | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Rosy Starling | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Hoopoe | Marina Merz | 11

Purple Heron | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

White-tailed Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Savi's Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Paddyfield Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Common Pochard | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Tufted Duck | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Arctic Loon | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 10

Eurasian Redstart | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Paddyfield Warbler | Marina Gudimova | 10

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 10

Brown Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 9

Booted Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Greater Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Pine Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Tern | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Teal | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 9

Greenish Warbler | Natali Kim | 9

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 9

Black Stork | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

Pallid Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Whinchat | Anna Yasko | 9

Crested Honey-Buzzard | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 8

Bearded Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Calandra Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Red-flanked Bluetail | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Marsh Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Black-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 8

Booted Warbler | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Sedge Warbler | Marina Gudimova | 8

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 8

Rosy Starling | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

rare birds records


Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-05-15
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk

Second photo record in birds.kz website.


Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Aisagali Kadirov
2020-05-23
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.

First photo record of Long-tailed Shrike in Mangyshlak peninsula. At August 1987 it was observed in Beineu. Also breeding was recorded in summer 2016 in Atyrau.


Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Sean Minns
2020-05-02
Bautino

Third record of Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. During one week male and female were observed in one spot. Previously observed also in Mangyshlak peninsula, Aktau city at May 03 2015 and May 08 2019 (A.Yasko).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2020-05-07

Generaly rare observation in Kazakhstan. Only 4 birds were observed before this record: one bird was shot at October 16, 1927 in Syrdaria by E.Spengenberg; other 3 were photographed at February 16, 2013 near Almaty (V.Fedorenko), at October 15 and 16, 2016 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (V.Kolesnikov). First record in Kurgaldzhino.

unidentified birds


2020-05-23

Анна Ясько: Вероятно, молодая каменка-плясунья. Не плешанка, так как та более темная. А у финши, на мой взгляд, каймы на кроющих крыла не такие рыжие.

2020-05-22

Марина Гудимова: Это индийский?

more unidentified birds...