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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


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


2020-04-08

Сергей Силантьев: Все ясно, Анна. Я просто не стал указывать на другие признаки отличия, потому что по моим снимкам нет смысла о них говорить...Я просто пытаюсь [....]

2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

more unidentified birds...