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Best photos of the month, December 2015.

Water Rail | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Saker Falcon | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Little Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Northern Wren | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Barred Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goldcrest | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-Billed Magpie | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Corn Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Horned Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Gadwall | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Wren | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Long-eared Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Serg Silan | 1

Common Mynah | Serg Silan | 1

Rough-legged Buzzard | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Eurasian Collared Dove | Anna Yasko | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 1

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 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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