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Best photos of the month, May 2017.

Thrush Nightingale | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Tufted Duck | Aibar Magazov | 3

Hoopoe | Alexandr Katuncev | 3

Common Shelduck | Valeriy Gryunberg | 3

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 3

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Hoopoe | Aibar Magazov | 3

Short-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 3

Ruff | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Western Marsh-Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Mongolian Finch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Ruddy Shelduck | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Northern Wheatear | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Wryneck | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Little Bustard | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Kentish Plover | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

European Bee-eater | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Sociable Lapwing | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Northern Black Grouse | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Common Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Black-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Bar-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Eastern Scops-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Short-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Common Quail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Boris Gubin | 2

Long-tailed Shrike | Boris Gubin | 2

Ruff | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Rock Sparrow | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Roller | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Lesser Short-toed Lark | Aibar Magazov | 2

Calandra Lark | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Long-eared Owl | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Eastern Scops-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Boris Gubin | 2

Willow Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Great Crested Grebe | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Barn Swallow | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Bittern | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Long-eared Owl | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great Crested Grebe | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Steppe Grey Shrike | Boris Gubin | 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


2020-02-21

Аскар Исабеков: красное пятно на бугорке клюва указывает на ББГЧ (исключает сизую), на маховых большое белое пятно есть только на крайнем, что указывает на [....]

2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

more unidentified birds...