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Best photos of the month, June 2020.

Macqueen's Bustard | Oleg Belyalov | 23

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Oleg Belyalov | 19

Long-eared Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 16

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 16

Black-tailed Godwit | Andrey Shatalov | 15

Red-footed Falcon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Black-winged Pratincole | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Short-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 13

Desert Finch | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 13

Corn Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 12

Ortolan Bunting | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 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

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 11

Greater Flamingo | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Rufous Bush Robin | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Little Bustard | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Red-footed Falcon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 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

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 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

Long-eared Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Long-eared Owl | Valentina Solomonova | 10

Greater Flamingo | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Long-eared Owl | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 10

rare birds records


Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.

A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2020-10-18
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'

Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time, one birds of this species were recorded in a flock of Water Pipits on October 14, 2017, as well as on October 18 and 20 (Belyaev 2018).


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2020-11-08
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

The first photo registration of the species in the eastern part of Kazakhstan. This exclusively seagull in Kazakhstan occurs in spring mainly in the Caspian Sea (Kondratenko 2015, Mishchenko, Karpov 2016, www.birds.kz). Outside the Caspian Sea, autumn vagrants on the river are known Chu river November 1, 1928 and Issyk-Kul October 10, 1932 (Dolgushin 1962a), Tengiz on November 9, 2002 (Koshkin 2002), in the Karkaralinsk area on December 7, 2008 a dead bird was found (Reznichenko 2010a).

unidentified birds


2020-11-27

Аскар Исабеков: самка обыкновенной пустельги

2020-11-27

Анастасия Зотова: Спасибо, Аскар, так интересно встречать необычное в повседневной жизни.

more unidentified birds...