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Best photos of the month, August 2020.

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 17

Booted Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 15

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 14

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 13

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 13

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Ruff | Anna Yasko | 12

Pallas's Sea-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 12

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 11

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 11

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 11

Black-crowned Night Heron | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Garganey | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Eurasian Hobby | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Barbary Falcon | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Sanderling | Anna Yasko | 11

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 11

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Moorhen | Askar Isabekov | 10

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pygmy Cormorant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Little Grebe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 10

Levant Sparrowhawk | Aibar Magazov | 10

Willow Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 10

Red-necked Phalarope | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 9

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 9

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Greenish Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Caspian Gull | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Gull-billed Tern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Common Stonechat | Natali Kim | 9

Common Teal | Aibar Magazov | 9

Pallas's Reed Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Olive-backed Pipit | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Wood Pigeon | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Eurasian Honey-Buzzard | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Red-backed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 8

Spotted Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 8

Montagu's Harrier | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Collared Pratincole | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Natali Kim | 8

Common Chiffchaff | Natali Kim | 8

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 8

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 8

Yellow Wagtail | Aibar Magazov | 8

Pallas's Reed Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Northern Reed Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 8

European Nightjar | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Black Woodpecker | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 8

Pallas's Sea-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 8

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 8

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 7

Greenish Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 7

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 7

Common Sandpiper | Natali Kim | 7

Common Chiffchaff | Natali Kim | 7

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 7

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Little Stint | Aibar Magazov | 7

Eurasian Collared Dove | Aibar Magazov | 7

Northern Wheatear | Aibar Magazov | 7

Tawny Pipit | Aibar Magazov | 7

Meadow Bunting | Serg Silan | 7

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Great Reed Warbler | Anna Yasko | 7

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 7

Spotted Crake | Anna Yasko | 7

Tree Pipit | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 7

rare birds records


Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev
2020-09-05

Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).


Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder

A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.


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).

unidentified birds


2020-11-29

Александр Катунцев: теньковка.

2020-11-22

Алексей Тимошенко: А.В.Кошкину:как пример могу привести мои наблюдения этой осенью, просматривая тысячи фотографий белолобых гусей заметил, что в разных выводках [....]

more unidentified birds...