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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 Black Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 12

European Robin | Aibar Magazov | 12

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 12

European Robin | Anna Yasko | 12

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

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


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.

unidentified birds


2022-05-29

Алдияр+Сапарбаев: Садовая камышовка?

2022-05-28

Игорь Фефелов: Похоже, но, на мой взгляд, хвост кукушки еще длиннее (раза в полтора длинней, чем ширина крыла у тела) а тут ближе к перепелятнику. Не исключаю [....]

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