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Best photos of the month, January 2013.

Eversmann's Redstart | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Kestrel | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-fronted Serin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Merlin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Jay | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Red Crossbill | Antonina Fokina | 2

Bohemian Waxwing | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Northern Bullfinch | Vladimir Shefer | 2

White-winged Grosbeak | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 2

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Smew | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red Crossbill | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 2

Red Crossbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Coal Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Alpine Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goldcrest | Askar Isabekov | 1

Songar Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Siberian Rough-legged Hawk | Askar Isabekov | 1

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 1

Laughing Dove | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red Crossbill | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great White Egret | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Caspian Gull | Raouf Bairashev | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Mew Gull | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Smew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Merlin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Siberian Rough-legged Hawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Hawfinch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Mistle Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Red-throated Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Red Crossbill | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Hybrid Crow | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Eurasian Nuthatch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Eurasian Nuthatch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Great Tit | Ruslan Urazaliyev | 1

Ring-necked Pheasant | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Rough-legged Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Eurasian Collared Dove | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Laughing Dove | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Azure Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Mew Gull | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Twite | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Goosander | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

White-winged Grosbeak | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

House Sparrow | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Brambling | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Goosander | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Smew | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Chaffinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Red Crossbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Hooded Crow | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Brambling | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Red Crossbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Great Grey Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Hen Harrier | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Rough-legged Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Fieldfare | Albert Salemgareyev | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mew Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Black-headed Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mute Swan | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Great Crested Grebe | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Red-breasted Merganser | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mew Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Hooded Crow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Common Goldeneye | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Antonina Fokina | 1

Tree Sparrow | Antonina Fokina | 1

Great Grey Shrike | Antonina Fokina | 1

Tree Sparrow | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Laughing Dove | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Great Tit | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Common Mynah | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

House Sparrow | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Rook | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Common Pheasant | Madina Dyussebayeva | 1

Hybrid Tit | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Yellow-breasted Tit | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Laughing Dove | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Common Mynah | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Tree Sparrow | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Brambling | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Common Kingfisher | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Fedor Karpov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red Crossbill | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Raouf Bairashev | 1

East Siberian Merlin | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Azure Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Smew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

European Greenfinch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Black Lark | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Smew | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Fieldfare | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Goosander | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Fieldfare | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Goosander | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mallard | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ring-necked Pheasant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Long-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Hybrid Crow | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Red Crossbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Whooper Swan | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Great Tit | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Songar Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-Backed Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Peregrine Falcon | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Goosander | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Red Crossbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-headed Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Red Crossbill | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Goldeneye | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Rock Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Stock Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Red Crossbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Red Crossbill | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Smew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Goosander | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Red Crossbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Red Crossbill | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Red Crossbill | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Goosander | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Red Crossbill | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Wallcreeper | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Rock Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Red-throated Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 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...