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Best photos of the month, July 2021.

Long-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 13

Relict Gull | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Red-headed Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

European Bee-eater | Ainur Iskakova | 12

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 11

Meadow Bunting | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Eurasian Honey-Buzzard | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 10

Blue Whistling Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Blue Whistling Thrush | Raouf Bairashev | 9

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Greater Flamingo | Yevgeny Belousov | 9

Greenish Warbler | Vladimir Muravskiy | 9

Black Stork | Vladimir Muravskiy | 9

Eurasian Dotterel | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Common Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 9

Great Cormorant | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Shikra | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Curlew Sandpiper | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Great White Pelican | Robert Parker | 9

Eurasian Roller | Vadim Nagumanov | 9

Desert Finch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 8

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Thrush Nightingale | Aibar Magazov | 8

Lesser Whitethroat | Aibar Magazov | 8

Northern Goshawk | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Caspian Tern | Anna Yasko | 8

Sandwich Tern | Anna Yasko | 8

Temminck's Stint | Anna Yasko | 8

Northern Wheatear | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 8

Blue Whistling Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Relict Gull | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Eurasian Roller | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Desert Finch | Anna Yasko | 8

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 8

Rufous Bush Robin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Corncrake | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Coal Tit | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Common Tern | Aibar Magazov | 7

Northern Goshawk | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Slender-billed Gull | Anna Yasko | 7

Meadow Bunting | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Common Whitethroat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Northern Black Grouse | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Eurasian Hobby | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Northern Black Grouse | Ruslan Telegin | 7

Common Kestrel | Ruslan Telegin | 7

Long-eared Owl | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Ruddy Shelduck | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Black-winged Pratincole | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Wood Sandpiper | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

White-winged Tern | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Northern Goshawk | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Common Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Northern Black Grouse | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Sandwich Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

European Greenfinch | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Barn Swallow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Vladimir Muravskiy | 6

European Golden Oriole | Aibar Magazov | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 6

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Bluethroat | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 6

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 6

Black-headed Wagtail | Anna Yasko | 6

Common Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 6

Common Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 6

Black-headed Gull | Svetlana Baskakova | 6

Grey Wagtail | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Little Tern | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Temminck's Stint | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Tawny Pipit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Relict Gull | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Montagu's Harrier | Ruslan Telegin | 6

Black Kite | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Ruff | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Common Sandpiper | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Common Shelduck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Lesser Grey Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Common Sandpiper | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Desert Finch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Common Shelduck | Robert Parker | 6

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexey Timoshenko | 6

European Bee-eater | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Desert Finch | Anna Yasko | 6

Desert Finch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Grey Wagtail | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Wood Pigeon | Raouf Bairashev | 5

House Sparrow | Raouf Bairashev | 5

European Greenfinch | Raouf Bairashev | 5

European Greenfinch | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Masked Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Great Cormorant | Yevgeny Belousov | 5

Tawny Pipit | Yevgeny Belousov | 5

Common Oystercatcher | Yevgeny Belousov | 5

Black-winged Pratincole | Yevgeny Belousov | 5

Common Whitethroat | Vladimir Muravskiy | 5

Bluethroat | Vladimir Muravskiy | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Aibar Magazov | 5

Tree Pipit | Aibar Magazov | 5

Common Tern | Aibar Magazov | 5

Pallas's Reed Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Bluethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Little Stint | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Red-crested Pochard | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Common Stonechat | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Wood Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Bearded Tit | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Desert Finch | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 5

Crested Lark | Anna Yasko | 5

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 5

Black-winged Stilt | Anna Yasko | 5

Willow Tit | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Common Kestrel | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Mistle Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Ruddy Turnstone | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Turkestan Shrike | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Lesser Grey Shrike | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Stonechat | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Blue Whistling Thrush | Olga Sivokon | 5

Common Chaffinch | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Steppe Eagle | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Black Kite | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Greater Short-toed Lark | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Caspian Tern | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Mallard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Hooded Crow | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Great Cormorant | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Wood Sandpiper | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Caspian Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Pied Wheatear | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Ruddy Turnstone | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Great Cormorant | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Sandwich Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Eurasian Hobby | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

Little Bustard | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

Grey Heron | Alyona Kaptyonkina | 5

White-crowned Penduline Tit | Robert Parker | 5

Common Coot | Robert Parker | 5

Grey Partridge | Kári Kolbeinsson | 5

Pallid Harrier | Kári Kolbeinsson | 5

Blue Whistling Thrush | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Rufous Bush Robin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Barn Swallow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Northern Goshawk | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 5

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Sandwich Tern | Anna Yasko | 5

Blue Whistling Thrush | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexey Timoshenko | 5

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Whooper Swan | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

Long-eared Owl | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Common Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Mynah | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Grey Wagtail | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Common Mynah | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexey Timoshenko | 4

Barn Swallow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Tawny Pipit | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

Bluethroat | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

Dalmatian Pelican | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

Common Mynah | Alexandr Katuncev | 4

Mallard | Alexandr Katuncev | 4

Wood Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Little Stint | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Red-necked Phalarope | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Booted Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Great Cormorant | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Dunlin | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Pallas's Gull | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Grey Heron | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Northern Wheatear | Yuriy Malkov | 4

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Black-headed Gull | Anna Yasko | 4

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 4

Northern Wheatear | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 4

Common Kestrel | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 4

Common Tern | Svetlana Baskakova | 4

Greater Short-toed Lark | Svetlana Baskakova | 4

Great Bustard | Svetlana Baskakova | 4

Black-crowned Night Heron | Ivan Bevza | 4

European Turtle Dove | Ivan Bevza | 4

Pale Sand Martin | Ivan Bevza | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Andrei Kuryashkin | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Andrei Kuryashkin | 4

Tree Pipit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Carrion Crow | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Black-winged Stilt | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Northern Reed Bunting | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Common Cuckoo | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Isabelline Wheatear | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Little Ringed Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Carrion Crow | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Hoopoe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Great Cormorant | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Common Cuckoo | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Konstantin Andrussenko | 4

Common Whitethroat | Olga Sivokon | 4

Eurasian Hobby | Olga Sivokon | 4

Grey Wagtail | Olga Sivokon | 4

Wood Pigeon | Olga Sivokon | 4

Mallard | Olga Sivokon | 4

Mallard | Olga Sivokon | 4

Great White Egret | Ruslan Telegin | 4

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Great Cormorant | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Caspian Gull | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Long-legged Buzzard | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Little Stint | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Black Tern | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Lesser Whitethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 4

Booted Warbler | Andrey Shatalov | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Little Egret | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Caspian Gull | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Desert Finch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Black-winged Stilt | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Lesser Grey Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Ruff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Eurasian Roller | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Pied Wheatear | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Greenshank | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Redshank | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Eurasian Roller | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Whooper Swan | Nurum Sagaliyev | 4

Wood Sandpiper | Nurum Sagaliyev | 4

Bluethroat | Alyona Kaptyonkina | 4

Eurasian Roller | Robert Parker | 4

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Robert Parker | 4

Common Kestrel | Vadim Nagumanov | 4

Black-winged Stilt | Aliya Halliday | 4

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 4

Black-headed Wagtail | Anna Yasko | 4

Northern Black Grouse | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Relict Gull | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Black-winged Stilt | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Great Cormorant | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Eurasian Roller | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Lesser Grey Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Sandpiper | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Eurasian Roller | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Kentish Plover | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Desert Finch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Great Cormorant | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Azure Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 4

Northern Goshawk | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Caspian Gull | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Desert Finch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Shelduck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Sandwich Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Coot | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Common Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Black-winged Stilt | Aliya Halliday | 4

Common Sparrowhawk | Alexandr Katuncev | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Caspian Gull | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Caspian Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Common Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Sandwich Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

rare birds records


Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2021-12-01
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

The second record of the Amur (White) Wagtail on the territory of Kazakhstan. Was first record on May 21, 2018 in the village Kanshengel, Almaty region (Sveta Ashby, birds.kz).


Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Artem Andryuchshenko
2021-08-21

For the first time recorded in the Balkhash region and in general in the south-east of Kazakhstan. The Pied Flycatcher occurs on migration mostly in Western Kazakhstan, since 1999, 1-3 birds have been regularly observed in Karazhar and Korgalzhyn (Koshkin 2017), two spring records in the east of Kazakhstan in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Serebryansk are also known (see gallery this website).


Siberian Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2021-08-16
VKO, Katon-Karagajskij GNPP, Arshaty

Very rare species on breeding and migration. The first photo of a Siberian Flycatcher on the site birds.kz.


Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-07-04

For the first time, the fact of nesting of Eurasian Roller in Mangystau was established. Summer finds of vagrant birds are known, but nesting in Mangyshlak was not confirmed (Korelov, 1970).

unidentified birds


2021-12-05

Андрей Коваленко: Не думаю, что курганник...

2021-12-05

Андрей Коваленко: Большая горлица.

more unidentified birds...