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Best photos of the month, July 2019.

Purple Heron | Askar Isabekov | 18

Great Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 18

House Sparrow | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 16

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 15

Common Stonechat | Natali Kim | 15

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 14

Rufous Bush Robin | Askar Isabekov | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Western Marsh-Harrier | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

Little Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 12

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 12

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 12

White-tailed Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 12

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Bearded Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Common Moorhen | Natali Kim | 12

Grey Partridge | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 11

Eurasian Spoonbill | Askar Isabekov | 10

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 10

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 10

Oriental Turtle Dove | Natali Kim | 10

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Rosefinch | Darren Bell | 10

Great Crested Grebe | Ruslan Telegin | 10

Indian Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 9

Caspian Gull | Natali Kim | 9

Ferruginous Duck | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 8

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 8

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...