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Best photos of the month, June 2017.

Black-Necked Grebe | Alexandr Katuncev | 4

Common Cuckoo | Alexandr Katuncev | 3

Purple Heron | Askar Isabekov | 2

Mute Swan | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Coot | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Little Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Desert Finch | Boris Gubin | 2

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Black Stork | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Siberian Rubythroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Desert Finch | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Redstart | Andrei Kuryashkin | 2

Common Stonechat | Konstantin Andrussenko | 2

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 2

Little Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Siberian Rubythroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Black-Necked Grebe | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Pallas's Gull | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 2

Western Capercaillie | Natalya Borovaya | 2

White Stork | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Black Stork | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Eurasian Jackdaw | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Red-billed Chough | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Northern Wheatear | Andrei Kuryashkin | 2

Grey Wagtail | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 2

Common Quail | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Great Crested Grebe | Andrei Kuryashkin | 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...