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Best photos of the month, June 2016.

White-throated Robin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 3

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 3

Common Coot | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black-headed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great White Egret | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Tree Sparrow | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Kentish Plover | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

European Nightjar | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Common Tern | Askar Isabekov | 2

Rock Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-headed Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Black-Necked Grebe | Askar Isabekov | 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


2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

2020-02-15

Олег Белялов: Белая трясогузка первого года

more unidentified birds...