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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


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...