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Best photos of the month, January 2020.

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 28

Black Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 25

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 24

Alpine Accentor | Oleg Belyalov | 24

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 23

Lammergeier | Oleg Belyalov | 20

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 20

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 19

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 19

Ring-necked Pheasant | Oleg Belyalov | 19

Water Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 19

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 19

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 19

Wallcreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 19

Common Redpoll | Andrei Kuryashkin | 19

Baikal Bullfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 18

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 18

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 17

Meadow Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 17

Pine Grosbeak | Marina Merz | 17

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 16

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 16

Cinereous Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 16

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 16

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 16

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 16

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 15

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 15

Water Rail | Askar Isabekov | 15

Common Kestrel | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Pine Grosbeak | Natali Kim | 15

Azure Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 15

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 14

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 14

Baikal Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Red-fronted Serin | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Hawfinch | Marina Gudimova | 14

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 14

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 13

Smew | Askar Isabekov | 13

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 13

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 13

White-winged Snowfinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 13

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 13

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 13

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 13

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 13

Chukar Partridge | Sergei Shmygalev | 13

Northern Bullfinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 13

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 12

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Little Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Saxaul Sparrow | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Redwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Lapland Longspur | Ivan Bevza | 12

Common Chaffinch | Nurlyhan Ismailov | 12

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 12

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 12

rare birds records


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2020-01-18
Sorbulak, Almaty region

First record in Sorbulak during recent 10 years. Rarely observed in winter time in Sorbulak. Previously was observed at 2002, October 20 and 27 (1 male in winter plumage), and December 15 (female); at 2003, February 02 (1 female in channel); at 2004, December 12 (4 birds), December 19 (3 birds); at 2005 January 23 (1 bird); at 2010 October 24 (1 bird) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).


Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-01-11
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.

First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).


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.

unidentified birds


2020-01-25

Александр Нефёдов: Андрей, вы правы. Окраска показалась необычной: "слишком" серые голова и шея, беловатый подбородок, почти до основания чёрный клюв... Не перепроверил [....]

2020-01-24

Александр Катунцев: Черный гриф.

more unidentified birds...