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Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is the largest bird of prey breeding in open steppes and semi-deserts of Eurasia. Other eagles crossing the steppe belt during migration do not breed in the open and normally need trees or cliffs for nesting. It is the only eagle to have adapted to nesting on the ground in treeless and flat landscapes, although sometimes it builds nests on trees and rocky hills. Majestic posture, imposing gaze and absence of enemies, with the exception of wolves and humans, make this bird a true winged khan of the steppe.
Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata), which got its name from four distinct spots on its wings, is probably the most common and the most numerous dragonfly of the Kazakh steppe.
This species is widely distributed across northern Eurasia and North America but almost completely disappeared from Europe, although there...