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Best photos of the month, March 2012.

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 2

Continental Cormorant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Treecreeper | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-Backed Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 2

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Robin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Treecreeper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rock Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Water Pipit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Daurian Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 1

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Bearded Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pied Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Tufted Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Northern Pintail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Bluethroat | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Wigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Grey-headed Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Grey-headed Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Citrine Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Calandra Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Kestrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Turkestan Black Redstart | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Western Marsh-Harrier | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Central Asia Starling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Hooded Crow | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Mute Swan | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Black-eared Wheatear | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Goshawk | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Western Marsh-Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 1

Greater Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Mute Swan | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pied Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Pine Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Isabelline Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Daurian Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Citrine Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

White-Backed Woodpecker | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Shoveler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Water Pipit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Desert Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Northern Shoveler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 1

European Robin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Water Pipit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 1

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...