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Best photos of the month, February 2019.

Himalayan Snowcock | Askar Isabekov | 30

Western Marsh-Harrier | Malik Nukusbekov | 22

Red-breasted Goose | Anna Yasko | 20

Red-breasted Goose | Anna Yasko | 20

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 18

Short-eared Owl | Vyacheslav Firsov | 17

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 17

Himalayan Snowcock | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 17

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 16

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 16

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 15

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 15

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 15

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 15

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 15

Hooded Crow | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Peregrine Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Great Grey Shrike | Natali Kim | 14

Mistle Thrush | Anna Yasko | 14

Ring-billed Gull | Anna Yasko | 14

Himalayan Snowcock | Askar Isabekov | 14

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 13

Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Goldeneye | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 13

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

European Robin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Smew | Marina Merz | 13

Big Year 2019

rare birds records


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov
2019-01-20

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-06

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-18

Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.


Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

© Marina Gudimova
2019-11-07
Mangictauskaya oblast', g. Aktau

Second record of Long-tailed Tit in Mangyshlak peninsula. The first one was almost exactly 3 years ago at November 05, 2016 (A.Yasko, www.birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2019-12-13

Аскар Исабеков: Александр, я не высказывал своего мнения, потому что мне ничего не видно на этом фото, я не вижу ни рисунка, ни цвета - слишком маленькая птичка [....]

2019-12-06

Алдияр Сапарбаев: Спасибо, Анна. Понятно. Тогда наверно лучше удалить эту серию, если не представляется возможным четко определить.

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