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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


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2020-01-18
Sorbulak, Almaty region

First record in Sorbulak during recent 10 years. Rarely observed in winter time in Sorbulak. Previously was observed at 2002, October 20 and 27 (1 male in winter plumage), and December 15 (female); at 2003, February 02 (1 female in channel); at 2004, December 12 (4 birds), December 19 (3 birds); at 2005 January 23 (1 bird); at 2010 October 24 (1 bird) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).


Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-01-11
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.

First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov
2019-01-20

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-06

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

unidentified birds


2020-01-27

Дмитрий Шевцов: Перепелятник, белые пятна на спине.

2020-01-26

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