rare birds records
White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)
© Vladimir Vorobyov
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
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
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
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.
First record in Sorbulak, and generally in southern part of Kazakhstan. First winter record.