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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

Black Stork | Vladimir Muravskiy | 10

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

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

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 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

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

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

Grey Partridge | Kári Kolbeinsson | 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

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

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

Black-crowned Night Heron | Ivan Bevza | 4

European Turtle Dove | Ivan Bevza | 4

Pale Sand Martin | Ivan Bevza | 4

Goosander | Andrei Kuryashkin | 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

White-crowned Penduline Tit | Robert Parker | 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

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 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


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


2023-02-03

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Нету, летел ко мне брюхом так и не показал, но был светлым. Тогда хохотуния?

2023-02-01

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

more unidentified birds...