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Best photos of the month, June 2013.

Himalayan Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 3

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Grey-necked Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Cinereous Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Victoria Kovshar | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Long-eared Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Himalayan Rubythroat | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Laughing Dove | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Demoiselle Crane | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Little Tern | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Rosefinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Ivan Zuban | 2

Laughing Dove | Antonina Fokina | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 2

Oriental Lark | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Bluethroat | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Red-footed Falcon | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Booted Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Heron | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Northern House Martin | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Long-eared Owl | Antonina Fokina | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Antonina Fokina | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Fedor Sarayev | 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


2020-04-08

Сергей Силантьев: Все ясно, Анна. Я просто не стал указывать на другие признаки отличия, потому что по моим снимкам нет смысла о них говорить...Я просто пытаюсь [....]

2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

more unidentified birds...