Best photos of the month, May 2018.

Syke's Warbler | Anna Golubeva | 6

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 6

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 6

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 6

Glossy Ibis | Anna Golubeva | 4

Common Kingfisher | Andrey Vilyayev | 3

Crested Honey-Buzzard | Konstantin Andrussenko | 3

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 3

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 3

rare birds records

Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
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

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza

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.

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza

Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

unidentified birds


Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо, Аскар!!!


Аскар Исабеков: Марина, Вы можете переместить этого голубя в сизари, но, мне кажется, что лучше его удалить.

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