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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

Short-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Black-winged Pratincole | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Desert Finch | Oleg Belyalov | 14

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 13

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 13

Ortolan Bunting | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 13

Corn Bunting | 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


Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

© Andrey Shatalov
2021-06-12

First found nesting in the Kostanay region. Eurasian Wryneck breeds in Ural valley (in south to Budarino village), Ilek valley, on Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai and Southern Altai. (Gavrilov 1999). For the Naurzum Nature Reserve, it is listed as a rare migrant (Bragin 2017). It is worth noting that before that, the Eurasian Wryneck was photographed in the summer period in the Kostanay region near the village of Nadezhdinka on July 10, 2015 (Yuri Malkov, birds.kz).


Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2020-05-14
Semey

The first finding of nesting Bearded Tits in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. In the east of Kazakhstan, the closest nesting area is the Zaysan depression. // Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Усатая синица Panurus biarmicus – новый гнездящийся вид Семипалатинского Прииртышья // Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (1974): 4283-4287.


Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-06-09
VKO Katon-Karagay

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. First photo for birds.kz.


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2021-05-07

The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.

unidentified birds


2021-06-18

Алексей Кошкин: Избалованный автофокусом на открытых берегах озер и степи, мне не хватает опыта снимать мелочевку среди ветвей. Выставляю наиболее удачные [....]

2021-06-17

Сергей Силантьев: А вот этой, бровь длинная.

more unidentified birds...