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Best photos of the month, August 2021.

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 14

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Ivan Bevza | 13

Eurasian Dotterel | Vadim Nagumanov | 13

Eurasian Collared Dove | Raouf Bairashev | 12

Long-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Sanderling | Anna Yasko | 12

Pacific Golden Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

White-headed Duck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Little Crake | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Common Snipe | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Starling | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 10

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great Cormorant | Alexandr Katuncev | 9

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Olga Sivokon | 9

Lesser Whitethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Grey Wagtail | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Common Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Black-winged Stilt | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Dalmatian Pelican | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Black Kite | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Black Stork | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Pied Avocet | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Siberian Flycatcher | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Savi's Warbler | Anna Yasko | 8

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 8

Terek Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Ruff | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Pacific Golden Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Common Treecreeper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Dalmatian Pelican | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Black-winged Pratincole | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Barred Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Citrine Wagtail | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Great White Egret | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Black-crowned Night Heron | Alexandr Katuncev | 7

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Terek Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 7

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 7

Ruddy Shelduck | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Common Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Wood Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Green Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Water Rail | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Blue Whistling Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Redshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Snipe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Grey Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Black-winged Stilt | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Kingfisher | Olga Sivokon | 7

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Barn Swallow | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Common Pochard | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Oriental Turtle Dove | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Montagu's Harrier | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Ivan Bevza | 7

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Pied Wheatear | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Raouf Bairashev | 6

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Pacific Golden Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Yevgeny Belousov | 6

Black Kite | Valentin Zenkov | 6

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Katuncev | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Pacific Swift | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Black Redstart | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Mallard | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Common Kingfisher | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Common Kingfisher | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Black-winged Stilt | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Common Shelduck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Black-Necked Grebe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Little Grebe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Steppe Eagle | Konstantin Andrussenko | 6

European Bee-eater | Konstantin Andrussenko | 6

Long-tailed Shrike | Olga Sivokon | 6

Eurasian Hobby | Ruslan Telegin | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Northern Lapwing | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Black-winged Stilt | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Ruff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Sanderling | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Nurum Sagaliyev | 6

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 6

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 6

Bluethroat | Svetlana Baskakova | 6

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Common Whitethroat | Raouf Bairashev | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Great Cormorant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Bluethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Red-necked Phalarope | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Grey Wagtail | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

House Sparrow | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Hume's Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Broad-billed Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Common Chiffchaff | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Eurasian Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Anna Yasko | 5

European Bee-eater | Anna Yasko | 5

Willow Warbler | Anna Yasko | 5

Isabelline Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 5

Black Kite | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 5

Bluethroat | Svetlana Baskakova | 5

Caspian Gull | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Northern Lapwing | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Common Greenshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Wood Sandpiper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Kingfisher | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Red-necked Phalarope | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Stonechat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Pacific Golden Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Greenshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Garganey | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Great White Egret | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Snipe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Northern Shoveler | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Northern Lapwing | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Black-winged Stilt | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Eurasian Curlew | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Greenish Warbler | Olga Sivokon | 5

Spotted Flycatcher | Olga Sivokon | 5

Black-winged Pratincole | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Kentish Plover | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Mute Swan | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Sanderling | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Eurasian Hobby | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Green Sandpiper | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Great Crested Grebe | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Eurasian Collared Dove | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Crested Lark | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Red-Necked Grebe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Mallard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Steppe Eagle | Artem Andryuchshenko | 5

Willow Ptarmigan | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Ruff | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Common Sandpiper | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

European Nightjar | Aisagali Kadirov | 5

Barn Swallow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 5

Western Marsh-Harrier | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Stonechat | Robert Parker | 5

Eurasian Dotterel | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

European Nightjar | Aisagali Kadirov | 5

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

rare birds records


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2022-06-03
VKO Katon-Karagay

A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.


Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger
2022-04-21
Betpak Dala

The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2022-06-04
karabalik

The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2022-09-27

Анна Ясько: Как пролёт чаек, так каждый раз головоломка. Чайка слева - барабинская или халей?

2022-09-26

Кудайберген Амирекул: Предлагаю удалить фотографию.

more unidentified birds...