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Best photos of the month, December 2022.

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 16

Solitary Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 14

Black-throated Thrush | Anna Yasko | 12

White-winged Grosbeak | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 12

Long-tailed Duck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

Long-eared Owl | Raouf Bairashev | 11

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 11

Long-tailed Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Raouf Bairashev | 10

Eversmann's Redstart | Raouf Bairashev | 10

Long-eared Owl | Anna Yasko | 10

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Solitary Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Solitary Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Black-throated Thrush | Anna Yasko | 10

Ring-necked Pheasant | Raouf Bairashev | 9

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 9

Ring-billed Gull | Anna Yasko | 9

Common Teal | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

White-winged Grosbeak | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 8

Northern Wren | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 8

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Red-fronted Serin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Eurasian Wigeon | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Solitary Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Red-fronted Serin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Common Teal | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Azure Tit | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Black-throated Accentor | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Yellowhammer | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Northern Reed Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Chukar Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Black-throated Accentor | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 7

Northern Goshawk | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 7

Meadow Bunting | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 7

Golden Eagle | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Alpine Accentor | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Azure Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

White-winged Grosbeak | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

European Robin | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Long-eared Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Long-eared Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Little Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 7

Great Grey Shrike | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Eversmann's Redstart | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Brambling | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Great Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Yasko | 6

Yellowhammer | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 6

Steppe Eagle | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 6

Songar Tit | Kirill Tanaev | 6

Eversmann's Redstart | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Great Grey Shrike | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Goldcrest | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

European Robin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Azure Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Great White Egret | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Water Rail | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Long-eared Owl | Vasilii Bastaev | 6

Goldcrest | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Long-tailed Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Solitary Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Solitary Snipe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Little Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 6

Long-tailed Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Long-tailed Tit | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Black-Billed Magpie | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

White-winged Grosbeak | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Twite | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Black-throated Thrush | Anna Yasko | 5

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 5

Mallard | Anna Yasko | 5

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Mynah | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 5

Dalmatian Pelican | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 5

Wallcreeper | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 5

White-winged Grosbeak | Kirill Tanaev | 5

Eurasian Siskin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Black-throated Accentor | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Long-tailed Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Long-eared Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Red-breasted Merganser | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Long-eared Owl | Vasilii Bastaev | 5

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Red-fronted Serin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Merlin | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Teal | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

rare birds records


Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Nurlyhan Ismailov
2022-12-18
Quarry beyond Kyzyl-Tobe, Mangistau region.

Rare wintering species.


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.

unidentified birds


2023-03-20

Игорь Фефелов: На подхвостье даже не скобки, а прямо копьевидные пестрины...

2023-03-20

Анна Ясько: Скорее всего, тоже белошапочная.

more unidentified birds...