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Best photos of the month, February 2020.

Grey Partridge | Gleb Bolbotov | 24

White-winged Grosbeak | Vladimir Vorobyov | 22

European Robin | Mikhail Kim | 22

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 20

Goldcrest | Viktor Kolesnikov | 18

Brambling | Natali Kim | 18

Redwing | Anna Yasko | 18

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 17

Long-eared Owl | Viktor Kolesnikov | 17

Smew | Natali Kim | 17

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 17

Peregrine Falcon | Anna Yasko | 17

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 16

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 16

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 16

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 15

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 15

Goosander | Natali Kim | 15

Bohemian Waxwing | Serg Silan | 15

Cetti's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 15

Red Crossbill | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 15

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 15

Wood Pigeon | Andrey Shatalov | 15

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 15

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 14

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 14

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 14

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Solitary Snipe | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Blue Tit | Anna Yasko | 14

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 14

Grey Partridge | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Blue Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Black-throated Thrush | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 14

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Starling | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 13

White-winged Grosbeak | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

Great Tit | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 13

Common Redpoll | Marina Merz | 13

Great Grey Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

Black Redstart | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

Long-eared Owl | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Upland Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Eurasian Siskin | Natali Kim | 12

Spotted Nutcracker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Bearded Tit | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Rough-legged Buzzard | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Fieldfare | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

European Greenfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Marina Merz | 12

Turkestan Tit | Ihsan Eroglu | 12

Mistle Thrush | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 11

Great Tit | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 11

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 11

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Natali Kim | 11

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Eastern Buzzard | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Meadow Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Long-tailed Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Eurasian Goldfinch | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Chaffinch | Anna Yasko | 11

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Marina Merz | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Marina Merz | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 11

Brambling | Aleksandr Polyakov | 11

Black-throated Thrush | Ihsan Eroglu | 11

Fieldfare | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Coal Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Rock Pigeon | Viktor Kolesnikov | 10

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Viktor Kolesnikov | 10

White Stork | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Azure Tit | Serg Silan | 10

Eversmann's Redstart | Sergei Shmygalev | 10

Ibisbill | Sergei Shmygalev | 10

Mistle Thrush | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Treecreeper | Anna Yasko | 10

Eurasian Dipper | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Hawfinch | Andrey Shatalov | 10

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...