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Best photos of the month, June 2019.

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 16

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Common Pheasant | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Northern Black Grouse | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Hoopoe | Askar Isabekov | 11

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 11

Greater White-fronted Goose | Ainur Iskakova | 11

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Marina Gudimova | 11

Whooper Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Long-eared Owl | Vladimir Shefer | 10

Grey-necked Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 10

Common Cuckoo | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Black-winged Stilt | Marina Gudimova | 10

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Whitethroat | Natali Kim | 9

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Golden Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Black Stork | Aleksandr Polyakov | 9

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 8

Meadow Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Pied Bushchat | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Mistle Thrush | Ivan Bevza | 8

Steppe Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Eastern Scops-Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Rock Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Booted Warbler | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Rosy Starling | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Eurasian Linnet | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Black Stork | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 7

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

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...