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Best photos of the month, July 2013.

Long-legged Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Sociable Lapwing | Oleg Lyakhov | 3

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 3

Brandt's Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Relict Gull | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Himalayan Rubythroat | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Purple Heron | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Meadow Bunting | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Eurasian Linnet | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Brandt's Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Paddyfield Warbler | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Purple Heron | Antonina Fokina | 2

Black-crowned Night Heron | Svetlana Aleinikova | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Paddyfield Warbler | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Water Rail | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Eurasian Linnet | Valentin Zenkov | 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...