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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


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-10-13
Caspian Sea, Tup-Karagan.

The first photo record in birds.kz website. A rare pass migrant for Kazakhstan. It is known that in Mangyshlak the red-throated loon was found on migration and, possibly, wintered occasionally in the Caspian Sea (Dolgushin, 1960).


Caucasian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus lorenzii)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-08
Fakel, Mangistau region

A new species for Kazakhstan. The habitat of Phylloscopus lorenzii covers Turkey, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia and northern Iran.


Grey-headed Lapwing (Microsarcops cinereus)

© Ivan Bevza
2020-09-09
lowerTurgen river, Almaty oblast.

first record in Kazakhstan


Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2020-08-23

The third sighting of the species at Mangyshlak. Before to this, one migrant bird was recorded on April 11, 2009 in South Mangyshlak and another on April 19, 2009 in the Kaundy depression (Neve et al., 2010).

unidentified birds


2020-10-25

Аскар Исабеков: возможно какие-то жаворонки, но ничего не видно

2020-10-24

Аскар Исабеков: Вот это правильный подход - если возникает монгольская или хохотунья - то сразу же надо выкладывать на определение и пусть там висит до скончания [....]

more unidentified birds...