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Best photos of the month, July 2017.

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 3

Pander's Ground-Jay | Askar Isabekov | 3

Rock Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 3

Himalayan Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 3

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greater Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 2

Little Stint | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Askar Isabekov | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Long-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Grey-necked Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Common Sparrowhawk | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Daurian Partridge | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Common Stonechat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Booted Warbler | Natali Kim | 2

Eversmann's Redstart | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Black Kite | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Steppe Grey Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Rock Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Baraba Steppe Gull | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Rufous Bush Robin | Askar Isabekov | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Daurian Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Glossy Ibis | Maksut Nurkabayev | 2

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 2

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Daurian Partridge | 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...