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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

Common Mynah | Askar Isabekov | 9

Indian Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 9

Lesser Grey Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eastern Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 9

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Reed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 9

Demoiselle Crane | Askar Isabekov | 9

Long-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Wood Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

White-winged Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Demoiselle Crane | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great Reed Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Turkestan Shrike | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Song Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 9

Thrush Nightingale | Natali Kim | 9

Common Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 9

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 9

Little Owl | Serg Silan | 9

Hume's Warbler | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Ruddy Shelduck | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Eastern Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 8

Eurasian Hobby | Askar Isabekov | 8

Red-headed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 8

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 8

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 8

Grey Heron | Askar Isabekov | 8

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 8

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 8

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Brown Dipper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Dalmatian Pelican | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Pine Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Lesser Grey Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Syke's Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Wood Pigeon | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Richard's Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Lesser Grey Shrike | Aisagali Kadirov | 8

Sedge Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 8

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 8

Thrush Nightingale | Natali Kim | 8

Common Oystercatcher | Natali Kim | 8

Common Cuckoo | Serg Silan | 8

Bluethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Sand Martin | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Black Stork | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Richard's Pipit | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Common Shelduck | Andrei Kuryashkin | 8

Common Shelduck | Andrei Kuryashkin | 8

Grey Heron | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Caspian Gull | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Bearded Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Eurasian Roller | Olga Sivokon | 8

Black Tern | Ruslan Telegin | 8

Bluethroat | Ruslan Telegin | 8

Mute Swan | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Northern Wheatear | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Little Owl | Marina Gudimova | 8

White Wagtail | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Black-winged Pratincole | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Bluethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Long-eared Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Long-eared Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Chukar Partridge | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 8

Grey Partridge | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Sociable Lapwing | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Rinat Khaibulin | 8

Black-headed Gull | Svetlana Kuderinova | 8

Eastern Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 8

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Brown Dipper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Black Stork | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Long-eared Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Red-footed Falcon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

rare birds records


Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Anna Yasko
2022-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau

Rare record to western part of Kazakhstan. Prior to this, two birds were observed in Kenderli on May 6, 2009 (Neve et al., 2010), one bird - in the northern Caspian on April 10, 2015 (Karpov, 2015).


Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2022-05-04

The first registration in Central Kazakhstan and the farthest record to the east from the range and, possibly, the most northern one. In Kazakhstan, the Semi-collared Flycatcher occurs on migration off the coast of the Caspian Sea.


Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus baicalensis)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2022-02-08
Shulbinsk

The farthest vagrant down the Irtysh from the main habitats in Kazakhstan.


Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

© Kudaibergen Amirekul
2022-02-11
Aksu-Jabagly, South Kazakstan

A rare morph of the Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis var. relictа, occurring within Kazakhstan during the passage and summer time in the Central and Southern Altai (Kovshar 2005; Kolbintsev 2005; Berezovikov, Alekseev 2013; Berezovikov 2007, 2013), in winter in the lower reaches of the Bukhtarma (Berezovikov, Rekuts 2021), as well as in the south - in Aksu - Dzhabagly (Sanzhar Abdikhalyk, see the gallery birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2022-05-18

Игорь Фефелов: Сложно. По окрасе, на мой взгляд, ближе к хохлатому - темное кистевое пятно почти не выражено.

2022-05-17

Сергей Л. Волков: Самка. Вид не скажу.

more unidentified birds...