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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

Baillon's Crake | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Egyptian Vulture | Robert Parker | 9

Collared Pratincole | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Common Nightingale | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 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

Common Nightingale | Ruslan Telegin | 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

Demoiselle Crane | 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

Baillon's Crake | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

rare birds records


Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti)

© Mark Pestov
2018-05-01
Mangistau province, Karakiyanskiy District, Kaplankyr Chink

First record on the territory of Kazakhstan.


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of Whiskered Tern in Kazakhstan.


Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of the Marsh Sandpiper in Kazakhstan.


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).

unidentified birds


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more unidentified birds...