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Best photos of the month, August 2015.

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallas's Sea-Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Spoonbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 1

Green Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-crowned Night Heron | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ruff | Askar Isabekov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Caspian Gull | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Hobby | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Stonechat | Natali Kim | 1

Black-headed Gull | Serg Silan | 1

Hume's Warbler | Serg Silan | 1

Black-headed Gull | Serg Silan | 1

Temminck's Stint | Serg Silan | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Serg Silan | 1

Willow Tit | Serg Silan | 1

Black Kite | Serg Silan | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Olga Dalnova | 1

Paddyfield Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Common Shelduck | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Red-backed Shrike | Anna Yasko | 1

Sociable Lapwing | Steve Klasan | 1

Pied Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 1

Little Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Temminck's Stint | Natali Kim | 1

Collared Pratincole | Olga Dalnova | 1

Brown Dipper | Dauren Omarov | 1

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 1

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...