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Best photos of the month, April 2021.

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 15

Black Stork | Alexandr Belyaev | 15

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 13

White-tailed Lapwing | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Rock Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 10

Lesser Whitethroat | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Short-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Ruddy Shelduck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Ferruginous Duck | Askar Isabekov | 9

Sedge Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Common Chiffchaff | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Eastern Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Ibisbill | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Common Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Common Oystercatcher | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse | Svetlana Baskakova | 9

Black Woodpecker | Ainur Iskakova | 9

Blue Whistling Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Teal | Askar Isabekov | 8

Pied Flycatcher | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Common Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Gleb Bolbotov | 8

Mallard | Anna Yasko | 8

Bluethroat | Anna Yasko | 8

Semi-collared Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 8

Little Egret | Anna Yasko | 8

Little Bustard | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Red-crested Pochard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Ibisbill | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Short-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Siskin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Northern Black Grouse | Serg Silan | 7

Whooper Swan | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 7

Common Chiffchaff | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Black Stork | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Kestrel | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Chukar Partridge | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Wood Pigeon | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Short-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Short-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 7

White-headed Duck | Askar Isabekov | 6

Black-Necked Grebe | Askar Isabekov | 6

Black-tailed Godwit | Askar Isabekov | 6

Eurasian Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Black-tailed Godwit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Northern Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Blue-capped Redstart | Yevgeny Belousov | 6

Slender-billed Gull | Yevgeny Belousov | 6

Purple Heron | Malik Nukusbekov | 6

Common Stonechat | Malik Nukusbekov | 6

White Wagtail | Serg Silan | 6

Azure Tit | Serg Silan | 6

Steppe Eagle | Gleb Bolbotov | 6

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Tree Pipit | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Common Cuckoo | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Common Chiffchaff | Anna Yasko | 6

Willow Warbler | Anna Yasko | 6

Macqueen's Bustard | Svetlana Baskakova | 6

Black Redstart | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Asian Desert Warbler | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Whinchat | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Hoopoe | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Willow Warbler | Konstantin Andrussenko | 6

Green Sandpiper | Olga Sivokon | 6

Willow Warbler | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Montagu's Harrier | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Ruff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Semi-collared Flycatcher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Great White Pelican | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Dalmatian Pelican | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Bluethroat | Alyona Kuprieva | 6

Common Tern | Alyona Kuprieva | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 5

Little Grebe | Askar Isabekov | 5

Common Moorhen | Askar Isabekov | 5

Common Chiffchaff | Askar Isabekov | 5

Pied Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 5

Common Mynah | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Gull-billed Tern | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Common Chiffchaff | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Eurasian Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Common Oystercatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Kentish Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Garganey | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Black Redstart | Yevgeny Belousov | 5

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Yevgeny Belousov | 5

Common Sparrowhawk | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Osprey | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Pied Avocet | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Osprey | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Chukar Partridge | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Common Pheasant | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Little Bustard | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Common Buzzard | Serg Silan | 5

Meadow Bunting | Serg Silan | 5

Meadow Bunting | Gleb Bolbotov | 5

Great White Egret | Gleb Bolbotov | 5

Common Redshank | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Common Snipe | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Common Snipe | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Black-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Turkestan Shrike | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Long-tailed Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Citrine Wagtail | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Common Snipe | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Kentish Plover | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Common Stonechat | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Pale Sand Martin | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Red-rumped Swallow | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Tree Pipit | Anna Yasko | 5

Isabelline Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 5

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 5

Little Tern | Anna Yasko | 5

European Bee-eater | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Chiffchaff | Anna Yasko | 5

Paddyfield Warbler | Anna Yasko | 5

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 5

Steppe Eagle | Svetlana Baskakova | 5

Desert Wheatear | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Tree Pipit | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Common Chaffinch | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Dalmatian Pelican | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Central Asia Starling | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Pied Avocet | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Greenish Warbler | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Ring-necked Pheasant | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Citrine Wagtail | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Garganey | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Common Starling | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Isabelline Wheatear | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Great Cormorant | Marina Merz | 5

Common Stonechat | Leonid Ishkov | 5

Tree Pipit | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Bluethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Blue Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Ruff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Water Rail | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Dunlin | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Glossy Ibis | Alyona Kuprieva | 5

Rock Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Red-crested Pochard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Red-crested Pochard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

rare birds records


Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti)

© Mark Pestov
2018-05-01
Mangistau province, Karakiyanskiy District, Kaplankyr Chink

First record on the territory of Kazakhstan.


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of Whiskered Tern in Kazakhstan.


Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of the Marsh Sandpiper in Kazakhstan.


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).

unidentified birds


2023-02-09

Анна Ясько: Возможно, хохотунья. Птица трехлетняя, почти как взрослая, но есть черные помарки на маховых и кроющих крыла, а также на рулевых. Белые зеркальца [....]

2023-02-01

Андрей Коваленко: С такого ракурса вряд ли возможно что-то утверждать на 100%.

more unidentified birds...