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Best photos of the month, December 2018.

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 12

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Water Rail | Anna Yasko | 10

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 9

Brandt's Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

White-Backed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 9

Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Long-eared Owl | Anna Yasko | 9

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 8

European Greenfinch | Askar Isabekov | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Askar Isabekov | 8

Northern Black Grouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Brandt's Rosefinch | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Eurasian Siskin | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Eurasian Blackbird | Boris Gubin | 8

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 8

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Asian Rosy-Finch | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Meadow Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 7

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 7

Grey Partridge | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Tree Sparrow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Common Treecreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Great Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Eurasian Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Willow Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 7

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Willow Tit | Viktor Grishenkov | 7

Eurasian Dipper | Viktor Grishenkov | 7

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 6

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 6

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 6

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 6

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 6

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 6

Meadow Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 6

Saker Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 6

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 6

Whooper Swan | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 6

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 6

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 6

White-Backed Woodpecker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

White-Backed Woodpecker | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Spotted Nutcracker | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Willow Ptarmigan | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Long-eared Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Viktor Grishenkov | 6

Goosander | Marina Merz | 6

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 5

Tree Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 5

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 5

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 5

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 5

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 5

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 5

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 5

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 5

Rough-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 5

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 5

Brambling | Boris Gubin | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 5

Northern Pintail | Natali Kim | 5

Eurasian Jay | Serg Silan | 5

Great Grey Shrike | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Snowy Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Eurasian Siskin | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Northern Bullfinch | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Common Redpoll | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Eurasian Siskin | Yuriy Malkov | 5

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Chukar Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Yellowhammer | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Grey Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Mallard | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Red-fronted Serin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Viktor Grishenkov | 5

Rock Pigeon | Marina Merz | 5

White-Backed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 5

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 5

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

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...