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Best photos of the month, August 2022.

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 13

Common Kingfisher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Terek Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 11

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 11

Eurasian Wryneck | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Common Kingfisher | Sergei Titov | 9

Black Stork | Serg Silan | 9

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Raouf Bairashev | 8

Barn Swallow | Raouf Bairashev | 8

Dunlin | Aibar Magazov | 8

Little Ringed Plover | Aibar Magazov | 8

Spotted Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 8

Ruff | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Common Kingfisher | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Western Marsh-Harrier | Vadim Nagumanov | 8

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 8

Common Kestrel | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Little Tern | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Black-Billed Magpie | Aibar Magazov | 7

Eurasian Nuthatch | Aibar Magazov | 7

White-headed Duck | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Northern Lapwing | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Spotted Redshank | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Curlew Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Eurasian Hobby | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Kingfisher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Ring-necked Pheasant | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Eurasian Roller | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Andrey Kovalenko | 6

Little Ringed Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Pacific Golden Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 6

White-Backed Woodpecker | Aibar Magazov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Serg Silan | 6

Hoopoe | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Icterine Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Pygmy Cormorant | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Paddyfield Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Common Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Spotted Nutcracker | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Common Oystercatcher | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Smew | Vadim Nagumanov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 6

Mallard | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Greenish Warbler | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Steppe Grey Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Steppe Grey Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Black Kite | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Black-winged Stilt | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Greater Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Greater Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Common Sandpiper | Aibar Magazov | 5

Little Stint | Aibar Magazov | 5

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Little Stint | Anna Yasko | 5

Mallard | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Great Cormorant | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Red-footed Falcon | Elena Bobachenko | 5

Steppe Eagle | Elena Bobachenko | 5

Common Cuckoo | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Andrey Kovalenko | 5

Red Crossbill | Serg Silan | 5

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 5

White-headed Duck | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Sandpiper | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Barn Swallow | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Pied Avocet | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Great Cormorant | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Yellow Wagtail | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Great Cormorant | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Black-winged Stilt | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Eurasian Roller | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Red-necked Phalarope | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Temminck's Stint | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Little Stint | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Spotted Flycatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Temminck's Stint | Aibar Magazov | 4

Pied Wheatear | Serg Silan | 4

Hoopoe | Serg Silan | 4

Cetti's Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Common Treecreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 4

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 4

Common Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 4

Willow Warbler | Anna Yasko | 4

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 4

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 4

Terek Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 4

Common Teal | Ainur Iskakova | 4

Eversmann's Redstart | Olga Sivokon | 4

Red-necked Phalarope | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 4

Common Greenshank | Elena Bobachenko | 4

Temminck's Stint | Elena Bobachenko | 4

Booted Warbler | Elena Bobachenko | 4

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 4

Grey Wagtail | Robert Parker | 4

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Robert Parker | 4

Gadwall | Vadim Nagumanov | 4

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 4

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 4

White-headed Duck | Yuriy Malkov | 4

Blue-capped Redstart | Olga Sivokon | 4

Barn Swallow | Robert Parker | 4

Common Kingfisher | Raouf Bairashev | 4

Black Stork | Serg Silan | 4

White-headed Duck | Yuriy Malkov | 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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2022-12-25

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more unidentified birds...