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Best photos of the month, May 2021.

Eastern Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 16

Woodchat Shrike | Anna Yasko | 14

White's Thrush | Serg Silan | 13

Slavonian Grebe | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

European Nightjar | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurqoja Ersaiyn | 13

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Malik Nukusbekov | 12

Common Quail | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Corncrake | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 12

Eurasian Wryneck | Ainur Iskakova | 12

Eurasian Roller | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 12

Red-breasted Goose | Alexey Timoshenko | 11

Common Tern | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Eurasian Wryneck | Serg Silan | 11

Willow Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 11

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Eastern Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Caspian Tern | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Red-headed Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Eurasian Golden Plover | Aibar Magazov | 10

Paddyfield Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 10

Pied Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 10

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Levant Sparrowhawk | Ainur Iskakova | 10

Eurasian Roller | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Corncrake | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 10

Woodchat Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Red-necked Phalarope | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Eurasian Roller | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Whinchat | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Collared Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 9

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Dalmatian Pelican | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Eastern Orphean Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Common Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Common Cuckoo | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Little Stint | Anna Yasko | 8

Barred Warbler | Anna Yasko | 8

European Nightjar | Svetlana Baskakova | 8

White-headed Duck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

European Bee-eater | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Demoiselle Crane | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Northern Wheatear | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Montagu's Harrier | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Oriental Cuckoo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Common Kestrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Spotted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 7

Greenish Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 7

Willow Tit | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Eurasian Golden Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Great Reed Warbler | Anna Yasko | 7

Little Bittern | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Bearded Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Wood Pigeon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Common Coot | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Mute Swan | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Eurasian Golden Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 7

European Nightjar | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 6

Black-legged Kittiwake | Andrey Kovalenko | 6

Terek Sandpiper | Andrey Kovalenko | 6

Lesser Grey Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Common Greenshank | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

White-capped Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Booted Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 6

Steppe Eagle | Aibar Magazov | 6

Barn Swallow | Aibar Magazov | 6

Azure Tit | Serg Silan | 6

Wood Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Ruff | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Ruff | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Sedge Warbler | Anna Yasko | 6

Temminck's Stint | Anna Yasko | 6

Bearded Tit | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Levant Sparrowhawk | Ainur Iskakova | 6

European Bee-eater | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Rosy Starling | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Common Greenshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

White-winged Tern | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Common Tern | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Black Tern | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Common Nightingale | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Shikra | Olga Sivokon | 6

Common Tern | Ruslan Telegin | 6

Common Rosefinch | Ruslan Telegin | 6

Mute Swan | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Common Kingfisher | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Eurasian Hobby | Marina Merz | 6

Oriental Turtle Dove | Andrey Shatalov | 6

Steppe Eagle | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Sulphur-bellied Warbler | Robert Parker | 6

Isabelline Wheatear | Vadim Nagumanov | 6

Black-headed Gull | Vadim Nagumanov | 6

Black Kite | Vadim Nagumanov | 6

Whinchat | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Levant Sparrowhawk | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Long-eared Owl | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 6

Isabelline Wheatear | Vadim Nagumanov | 6

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Woodchat Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 6

Greater White-fronted Goose | Alexey Timoshenko | 5

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Paddyfield Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Arctic Skua | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Purple Heron | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Pallas's Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Sedge Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Shikra | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Common Oystercatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Rosy Starling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Grey-headed Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Northern House Martin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Blue Whistling Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Eurasian Redstart | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

White-winged Tern | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Sand Martin | Aibar Magazov | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Aibar Magazov | 5

Eurasian Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 5

Common Sandpiper | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 5

Ruff | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Rosy Starling | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Tree Pipit | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Oriental Turtle Dove | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Ring-necked Pheasant | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Common Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Common Nightingale | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Rosy Starling | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Rosy Starling | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Demoiselle Crane | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Lesser Sand Plover | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Blue Whistling Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Paddyfield Warbler | Anna Yasko | 5

Bar-tailed Godwit | Anna Yasko | 5

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 5

Tree Pipit | Anna Yasko | 5

Syke's Warbler | Anna Yasko | 5

Barn Swallow | Anna Yasko | 5

Eastern Common Swift | Anna Yasko | 5

Little Stint | Svetlana Baskakova | 5

Paddyfield Warbler | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Common Cuckoo | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Temminck's Stint | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Oystercatcher | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Shelduck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Eurasian Collared Dove | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Blue Whistling Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Black Stork | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Tufted Duck | Ruslan Telegin | 5

Yellowhammer | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Eurasian Jackdaw | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Grey-headed Wagtail | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Spotted Flycatcher | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Wood Pigeon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Common Whitethroat | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Bluethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Fieldfare | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Bar-tailed Godwit | Alyona Kuprieva | 5

Sanderling | Alyona Kuprieva | 5

Fieldfare | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Western Marsh-Harrier | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Red-backed Shrike | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Garganey | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Northern Wheatear | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Northern Shoveler | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Great Crested Grebe | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Red-necked Phalarope | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

White-winged Tern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

White-capped Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Isabelline Wheatear | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Common Pochard | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Lesser White-fronted Goose | Alexey Timoshenko | 5

Demoiselle Crane | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Slavonian Grebe | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Corncrake | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 5

Corncrake | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 5

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurqoja Ersaiyn | 5

Isabelline Wheatear | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Northern Wheatear | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurqoja Ersaiyn | 5

Demoiselle Crane | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

rare birds records


Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karatau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).


Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
Kyzylorda region, northern coast of Butakov Bay on the Aral Sea

The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).


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.

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