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Best photos of the month, May 2015.

Himalayan Rubythroat | Oleg Belyalov | 4

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 3

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Black-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue-capped Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 2

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Sulphur-bellied Warbler | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Natali Kim | 2

White Stork | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Black-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Natali Kim | 2

White-capped Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 2

Yellow-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Northern Black Grouse | Andrey Krasnikov | 2

Yellow Wagtail | 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


2020-03-30

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2020-02-15

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more unidentified birds...