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Best photos of the month, October 2021.

European Nightjar | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 16

Goldcrest | Aibar Magazov | 13

Common Quail | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

European Robin | Aibar Magazov | 12

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 12

European Robin | Anna Yasko | 12

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

European Black Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Anna Yasko | 11

Blue Tit | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 11

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Great Cormorant | Serg Silan | 11

Northern Wren | Aibar Magazov | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Common Kingfisher | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

Eurasian Siskin | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Barn Swallow | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Goldcrest | Ainur Iskakova | 9

Eurasian Blackbird | Olga Sivokon | 9

European Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Hume's Warbler | Raouf Bairashev | 8

Goldcrest | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Pallas's Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Slender-billed Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Great Tit | Aibar Magazov | 8

European Black Redstart | Anna Yasko | 8

Willow Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Eurasian Blackbird | Olga Sivokon | 8

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

House Sparrow | Andrey Shatalov | 8

European Black Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Great Tit | Aibar Magazov | 7

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Aibar Magazov | 7

Common Sparrowhawk | Valentin Zenkov | 7

Eurasian Woodcock | Anna Yasko | 7

Song Thrush | Anna Yasko | 7

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Anna Yasko | 7

Common Treecreeper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Azure Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Eurasian Collared Dove | Olga Sivokon | 7

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Leonid Ishkov | 7

Little Bustard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Kingfisher | Malik Nukusbekov | 7

European Black Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 7

Mallard | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Common Mynah | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 6

Long-legged Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Black-throated Accentor | Vladimir Muravskiy | 6

Common Treecreeper | Aibar Magazov | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Aibar Magazov | 6

Great Cormorant | Serg Silan | 6

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Yasko | 6

Common Stonechat | Anna Yasko | 6

Common Chiffchaff | Anna Yasko | 6

Great Cormorant | Anna Yasko | 6

Greater Ringed Plover | Anna Yasko | 6

Song Thrush | Anna Yasko | 6

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 6

Bluethroat | Anna Yasko | 6

Great Grey Shrike | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Common Treecreeper | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Song Thrush | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

House Sparrow | Andrey Shatalov | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Andrey Shatalov | 6

Hawfinch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 6

Goldcrest | Aibar Magazov | 6

Rustic Bunting | Alexandr Fedulin | 6

Little Bustard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Blackbird | Olga Sivokon | 6

Eurasian Blackbird | Olga Sivokon | 6

Common Quail | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Mallard | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Carrion Crow | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Northern Lapwing | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Mute Swan | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Northern Reed Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Eurasian Blackbird | Aisagali Kadirov | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Common Sparrowhawk | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Crested Lark | Aibar Magazov | 5

Rustic Bunting | Alexandr Fedulin | 5

Common Starling | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Song Thrush | Anna Yasko | 5

Bluethroat | Anna Yasko | 5

Peregrine Falcon | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Coot | Anna Yasko | 5

Mallard | Anna Yasko | 5

Sky Lark | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Teal | Anna Yasko | 5

Barn Swallow | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Mallard | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Chaffinch | Olga Sivokon | 5

Rook | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Yellowhammer | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Long-eared Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Chiffchaff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Short-eared Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

Eurasian Woodcock | Anna Yasko | 5

Sky Lark | Anna Yasko | 5

Goldcrest | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Black-throated Accentor | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Pheasant | Olga Sivokon | 5

Eurasian Blackbird | Olga Sivokon | 5

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

European Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Great Cormorant | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

European Black Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 5

Song Thrush | Anna Yasko | 5

European Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

European Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Song Thrush | Anna Yasko | 5

Red-fronted Serin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Osprey | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

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...