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Best photos of the month, April 2017.

Upland Buzzard | Malik Nukusbekov | 4

Northern Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 4

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Boris Gubin | 3

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 3

Chukar Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 3

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Corn Bunting | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Boris Gubin | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Boris Gubin | 2

Crested Lark | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Common Shelduck | Alexandr Balykin | 2

Hoopoe | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Goldcrest | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Chukar Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Semi-collared Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 2

Osprey | Kirill Tanaev | 2

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 2

White Stork | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great Cormorant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Boris Gubin | 2

Osprey | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Red-throated Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

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


2020-01-25

Александр Нефёдов: Андрей, вы правы. Окраска показалась необычной: "слишком" серые голова и шея, беловатый подбородок, почти до основания чёрный клюв... Не перепроверил [....]

2020-01-24

Александр Катунцев: Черный гриф.

more unidentified birds...