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Best photos of the month, May 2022.

Semi-collared Flycatcher | Alexandr Fedulin | 12

Black Lark | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Little Bustard | Ainur Iskakova | 11

Cattle Egret | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Red-rumped Swallow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Eurasian Spoonbill | Malik Nukusbekov | 10

Common Cuckoo | Ainur Iskakova | 10

Black-crowned Night Heron | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Egyptian Vulture | Robert Parker | 10

Long-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Egyptian Vulture | Robert Parker | 9

Collared Pratincole | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Common Nightingale | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Baillon's Crake | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Baillon's Crake | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Steppe Eagle | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Hume's Whitethroat | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Little Bustard | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Common Rosefinch | Anna Yasko | 7

Trumpeter Finch | Fedor Shakula | 7

Little Bittern | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Squacco Heron | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Terek Sandpiper | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Chukar Partridge | Robert Parker | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Nightingale | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Common Nightingale | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Common Nightingale | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Common Whitethroat | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Tibetan Common Crane | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Wryneck | Vladimir Muravskiy | 6

Common Greenshank | Yuriy Malkov | 6

European Golden Oriole | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Greenish Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Common Pheasant | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Common Whitethroat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Common Sandpiper | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Common Stonechat | Andrey Shatalov | 6

Paddyfield Warbler | Andrey Shatalov | 6

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 6

Himalayan Rubythroat | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 6

Saxaul Sparrow | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 6

Cattle Egret | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Common Stonechat | Robert Parker | 6

Booted Eagle | Robert Parker | 6

Semi-collared Flycatcher | Alexandr Fedulin | 6

Common Nightingale | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 6

Common Nightingale | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Common Nightingale | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Red-rumped Swallow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Demoiselle Crane | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Common Stonechat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 5

Sociable Lapwing | Malik Nukusbekov | 5

Fieldfare | Andrey Krasnikov | 5

Mute Swan | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Baillon's Crake | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 5

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Gadwall | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Little Bittern | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Olga Sivokon | 5

Whinchat | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Indian Golden Oriole | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 5

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 5

Grey-necked Bunting | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 5

Wood Sandpiper | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Egyptian Vulture | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

White-tailed Lapwing | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Great White Pelican | Gani Nazarbek | 5

Eurasian Spoonbill | Gani Nazarbek | 5

Tibetan Common Crane | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Little Bittern | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Semi-collared Flycatcher | Alexandr Fedulin | 5

Common Nightingale | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Thrush Nightingale | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Egyptian Vulture | Robert Parker | 5

Tibetan Common Crane | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Rock Pigeon | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Montagu's Harrier | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Mallard | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

Caspian Gull | Viktor Kolesnikov | 4

European Bee-eater | Yevgeny Belousov | 4

Thrush Nightingale | Alexandr Katuncev | 4

Whooper Swan | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Sky Lark | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Hybrid Wagtail | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Lesser Whitethroat | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Eurasian Hobby | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Eurasian Goldfinch | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Egyptian Vulture | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Red-headed Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Savi's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Common Whitethroat | Anna Yasko | 4

Terek Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 4

Pied Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 4

European Golden Oriole | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 4

Black-headed Wagtail | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Spotted Redshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Black-crowned Night Heron | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Common Nightingale | Ruslan Telegin | 4

Grey Partridge | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Common Whitethroat | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

European Bee-eater | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Azure Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 4

Black Stork | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 4

Great Cormorant | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 4

Pallid Scops Owl | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 4

Common Cuckoo | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 4

Azure Tit | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 4

Steppe Grey Shrike | Yelbossyn Babalyk | 4

Thrush Nightingale | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Spanish Sparrow | Nurum Sagaliyev | 4

Collared Pratincole | Gani Nazarbek | 4

Common Tern | Svetlana Artyushina | 4

Black Kite | Anatoliy Korovkin | 4

Willow Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Trumpeter Finch | Fedor Shakula | 4

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 4

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


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2022-10-04

Александр Катунцев: одиночная халей цвет не высвечивается остальные хохотуньи.

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