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Best photos of the month, September 2014.

Pallid Scops Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 3

Spotted Redshank | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Kovalenko | 3

Dunlin | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Shelduck | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 2

Curlew Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 2

Wood Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Azure Tit | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Pander's Ground-Jay | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Common Kingfisher | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Shefer | 2

Yellow-billed Chough | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Long-billed Dowitcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Pomarine Skua | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Ruff | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Grey Heron | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Rook | Saltore Saparbaev | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Dennis Urazaliyev | 2

Black-eared Kite | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greenish Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pied Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Shefer | 2

Black-eared Kite | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pander's Ground-Jay | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Brown-necked Raven | Andrey Kovalenko | 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...