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Best photos of the month, April 2020.

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 25

Great White Pelican | Hera Iceberg | 19

European Greenfinch | Oleg Belyalov | 18

Northern Black Grouse | Serg Silan | 17

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 17

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 17

Eurasian Collared Dove | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Common Chiffchaff | Aisagali Kadirov | 16

Meadow Bunting | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 16

Corn Bunting | Malik Nukusbekov | 15

Demoiselle Crane | Malik Nukusbekov | 15

Siberian Common Starling | Serg Silan | 15

Rock Bunting | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Bluethroat | Aibar Magazov | 14

Little Ringed Plover | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Slender-billed Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 13

Northern Shoveler | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Blue Whistling Thrush | Sergei Shmygalev | 13

Wood Pigeon | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

Montagu's Harrier | Hera Iceberg | 13

Common Chaffinch | Natali Kim | 12

Grey Wagtail | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Black-headed Wagtail | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Black-throated Thrush | Serg Silan | 12

Altai Black-throated Accentor | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Fieldfare | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Great White Egret | Marina Merz | 12

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 12

Hoopoe | Hera Iceberg | 12

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Andrey Shatalov | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Mynah | Oleg Belyalov | 11

European Robin | Aibar Magazov | 11

Song Thrush | Aibar Magazov | 11

Sky Lark | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Laughing Dove | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Common Kestrel | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Eurasian Redstart | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Common Redshank | Hera Iceberg | 11

rare birds records


Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Sean Minns
2020-07-13
Prorva area, Atyrau Oblast

Pallas's Sea-Eagle is rare summer visitor in Kazakhstan. Mostly recorded in eastern part of country. In western Kazakhstan in former times it was recorded in Mangyshlak, relatevely recent record is only observation of two birds in Urda forest in the end of June, 1990. So this record is first for western part of Kazakhstan in recent 30 years.


Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

© Natali Kim
2020-07-13
Eastern Kazakhstan

First record of breeding Peregrine Falcon in high-rise building in large city. Before 1950-60-s Peregrine Falcon was regular breeding bird in cities of Europe, but desapeared after using pesticides by human. In XXI centure Peregrine Falcon became to appeare in large cities, there are articles about nesting in Irkutsk, Ufa, Moscow. But in Kazakhstan this is first record ever.


Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-06-23

First photorecord in birds.kz


White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2020-06-03
Uly-Zhylanshyk riv., Kostanay reg.

Second record of White's Thrush in Kustanai oblast. At September 03, 1938 one bird was observed in Naurzum reserve.

unidentified birds


2020-08-03

Андрей Коваленко: Думаю, что шахин все же.

2020-08-02

Анна Ясько: Садовая камышевка. Проекция ПМ не длинная. Длинный клюв, отсутствие брови, недобрый взгляд - в пользу садовой.

more unidentified birds...