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Best photos of the month, January 2022.

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 13

Eurasian Nuthatch | Serg Silan | 13

Dalmatian Pelican | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

Greater White-fronted Goose | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

Black-throated Accentor | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 11

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 10

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 10

Grey Partridge | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 10

Macqueen's Bustard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Brown Dipper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

White-winged Grosbeak | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Robert Parker | 9

Griffon Vulture | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Ring-necked Pheasant | Vladimir Muravskiy | 8

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 8

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 8

Cetti's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Common Treecreeper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Bearded Tit | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Ring-billed Gull | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Hera Iceberg | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Serg Silan | 8

Eurasian Blackbird | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Mistle Thrush | Serg Silan | 7

Red-fronted Serin | Alexandr Katuncev | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Bean Goose | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

European Robin | Anna Yasko | 7

White-bellied Dipper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Kestrel | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Red-breasted Merganser | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 7

White-winged Grosbeak | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Black-Billed Magpie | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Brambling | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Common Goldeneye | Viktor Kolesnikov | 6

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 6

European Robin | Serg Silan | 6

Citrine Wagtail | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Common Goldeneye | Anna Yasko | 6

Turkestan Tit | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 6

Black-Necked Grebe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Griffon Vulture | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Hera Iceberg | 6

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Griffon Vulture | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Mistle Thrush | Alexandr Katuncev | 6

Dalmatian Pelican | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Dalmatian Pelican | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Great Tit | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Common Chaffinch | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Red-fronted Serin | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kolesnikov | 5

Northern Reed Bunting | Machiel Valkenburg | 5

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Vladimir Muravskiy | 5

Lammergeier | Vladimir Muravskiy | 5

Hawfinch | Serg Silan | 5

Redwing | Serg Silan | 5

Eurasian Siskin | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Mallard | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Rock Pigeon | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Bean Goose | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Anna Yasko | 5

Black-headed Gull | Anna Yasko | 5

Mew Gull | Anna Yasko | 5

Mew Gull | Anna Yasko | 5

Brambling | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 5

Eastern Buzzard | Vladimir Kazenas | 5

Azure Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

European Robin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Eurasian Blackbird | Leonid Ishkov | 5

Eurasian Golden Plover | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Kestrel | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Eurasian Woodcock | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Dalmatian Pelican | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Eurasian Golden Plover | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Great Tit | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Common Chaffinch | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Great Tit | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Mistle Thrush | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Brambling | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

Redwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

Common Sparrowhawk | Machiel Valkenburg | 4

Azure Tit | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

White-bellied Dipper | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

Ring-necked Pheasant | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

White-winged Grosbeak | Vladimir Muravskiy | 4

White-Backed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 4

Meadow Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Citrine Wagtail | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Anna Yasko | 4

Tufted Duck | Anna Yasko | 4

Turkestan Tit | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 4

Azure Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Goldcrest | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Mistle Thrush | Ruslan Telegin | 4

Fieldfare | Ruslan Telegin | 4

Mute Swan | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Desert Finch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Water Rail | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Grey Partridge | Artem Andryuchshenko | 4

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Grey Partridge | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Red-breasted Merganser | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Greater White-fronted Goose | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Red-fronted Serin | Raouf Bairashev | 4

White-winged Grosbeak | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Eurasian Golden Plover | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

White-winged Grosbeak | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Griffon Vulture | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Griffon Vulture | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Griffon Vulture | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

rare birds records


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.


Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus baicalensis)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2022-02-08
Shulbinsk

The farthest vagrant down the Irtysh from the main habitats in Kazakhstan.


Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

© Kudaibergen Amirekul
2022-02-11
Aksu-Jabagly, South Kazakstan

A rare morph of the Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis var. relictа, occurring within Kazakhstan during the passage and summer time in the Central and Southern Altai (Kovshar 2005; Kolbintsev 2005; Berezovikov, Alekseev 2013; Berezovikov 2007, 2013), in winter in the lower reaches of the Bukhtarma (Berezovikov, Rekuts 2021), as well as in the south - in Aksu - Dzhabagly (Sanzhar Abdikhalyk, see the gallery birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2022-05-18

Игорь Фефелов: Сложно. По окрасе, на мой взгляд, ближе к хохлатому - темное кистевое пятно почти не выражено.

2022-05-17

Сергей Л. Волков: Самка. Вид не скажу.

more unidentified birds...