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Best photos of the month, September 2017.

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Pallid Harrier | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Common Kestrel | Aisagali Kadirov | 3

Spotted Redshank | Natali Kim | 3

Spotted Nutcracker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 3

Ural Owl | Aleksandr Klimenko | 3

Temminck's Stint | Askar Isabekov | 2

Hoopoe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

European Nightjar | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Grey Wagtail | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Spotted Redshank | Natali Kim | 2

Turkestan Black Redstart | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Whinchat | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 2

European Nightjar | Serg Silan | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Ruff | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Grey Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 2

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Western Marsh-Harrier | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Black Kite | Boris Gubin | 2

Spotted Redshank | Natali Kim | 2

Grey Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Spotted Redshank | Natali Kim | 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...