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Best photos of the month, August 2017.

Syke's Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Raven | Askar Isabekov | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 2

Tibetan Common Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Great Cormorant | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 2

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 2

Lesser Whitethroat | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Common Cuckoo | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Darren Bell | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Darren Bell | 2

Northern Lapwing | Victor Moiseikin | 2

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Kingfisher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 2

Coal Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Barbary Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 1

Griffon Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 1

Egyptian Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 1

Calandra Lark | Askar Isabekov | 1

Laughing Dove | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pied Avocet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Greenish Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Redshank | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow-backed Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Askar Isabekov | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ruff | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Green Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Greater Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Broad-billed Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-winged Stilt | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Temminck's Stint | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Stint | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Calandra Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Chukar Partridge | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Caspian Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Sanderling | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Eurasian Roller | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Coal Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Common Kingfisher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 1

Common Whitethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 1

Bluethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 1

Pied Avocet | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Northern Lapwing | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Great Cormorant | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Sanderling | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Pied Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 1

Booted Warbler | Anna Yasko | 1

Black-eared Kite | Anna Yasko | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 1

Citrine Wagtail | Anna Yasko | 1

Wood Pigeon | Ivan Bevza | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 1

Common Stonechat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 1

Long-tailed Shrike | Darren Bell | 1

Lesser Grey Shrike | Darren Bell | 1

Northern Wheatear | Victor Moiseikin | 1

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Askar Isabekov | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Pale Sand Martin | Serg Silan | 1

Little Stint | Serg Silan | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 1

Green Sandpiper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 1

Common Buzzard | Konstantin Andrussenko | 1

Barbary Falcon | Boris Gubin | 1

Common Sandpiper | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Coal Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-winged Stilt | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 1

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

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...