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Best photos of the month, June 2020.

Macqueen's Bustard | Oleg Belyalov | 24

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Oleg Belyalov | 19

Long-eared Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 17

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 16

Red-footed Falcon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 15

Black-tailed Godwit | Andrey Shatalov | 15

Black-winged Pratincole | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Desert Finch | Oleg Belyalov | 14

Short-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 13

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 13

Ortolan Bunting | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 13

Corn Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 12

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 12

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Red-footed Falcon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 11

Bearded Tit | Askar Isabekov | 11

Black-crowned Night Heron | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 11

Greater Flamingo | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Rufous Bush Robin | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Little Bustard | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Long-eared Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Greater Flamingo | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Long-eared Owl | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 11

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 10

Greater Flamingo | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Great Reed Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Barred Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Little Bustard | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Common Tern | Anna Yasko | 10

European Bee-eater | Ainur Iskakova | 10

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Long-eared Owl | Valentina Solomonova | 10

rare birds records


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).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.

The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.


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


2021-03-08

Андрей Баздырев: Барабинская чайка или халей.

2021-03-07

Алексей Кошкин: Какой-то башковитый канюк.

more unidentified birds...