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Best photos of the month, May 2013.

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Glossy Ibis | Aisagali Kadirov | 3

Spanish Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great White Pelican | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Yellow-breasted Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Cuckoo | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Pallid Harrier | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Mew Gull | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Black Stork | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Steppe Greater Short-toed Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Dalmatian Pelican | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-headed Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-winged Pratincole | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey-necked Bunting | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Greater Sand Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Mute Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-headed Gull | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Temminck's Stint | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spanish Sparrow | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Moustached Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Whitethroat | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Red-headed Bunting | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Raven | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Shelduck | Antonina Fokina | 2

Relict Gull | Antonina Fokina | 2

Collared Pratincole | Antonina Fokina | 2

Rock Bunting | Antonina Fokina | 2

Kentish Plover | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 2

Hoopoe | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Lesser Sand Plover | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Mute Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Cuckoo | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Black-tailed Godwit | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Hoopoe | Antonina Fokina | 2

Black-headed Gull | Natali Kim | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Roller | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Little Tern | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Calandra Lark | Albert Meek | 2

Spanish Sparrow | Antonina Fokina | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Antonina Fokina | 2

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 2

rare birds records


White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-02-01
VKO Katon-Karagay

Rare record of White-winged Grosbeak in Altai. Previously observed at February 7 1978 and November 29 1981 (Berezovikov et al, 1992; Berezovikov, 1989). Sergei Starikov recognizes White-winged Grosbeak as resident of upper Bukhtarma river, in altitude 2200 m he observed territorial behavior of couple (Starikov, 2006).


Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-02-10
Almaty.

First winter record of Blue-capped Redstart in Kazakhstan. Normally it appears in mid-March, Closest spring record in birds.kz was at March 2nd (20 days gap).


Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2020-01-18
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

First photo record in Kyrgyz Alatau. First Great Rosefinch in upper of Merke gorge was recorded by Fedor Karpov at November 24, 1985 (adult male in juniper belt, KOB-2007, p. 268); in same gorge in altitude about 2400 m at June 03, 2003 one male was recorded in juniper bush by S.Annenkova and V.Ashby (KOB-2003, p.91).


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-01-18
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First record in Sorbulak, and generally in southern part of Kazakhstan. First winter record.

unidentified birds


2020-02-21

Аскар Исабеков: красное пятно на бугорке клюва указывает на ББГЧ (исключает сизую), на маховых большое белое пятно есть только на крайнем, что указывает на [....]

2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

more unidentified birds...