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Best photos of the month, January 2019.

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 22

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 18

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 17

Northern Wren | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 17

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 16

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 16

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 16

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 16

Peregrine Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Caspian Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Bean Goose | Viktor Kolesnikov | 15

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 15

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 14

Little Grebe | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 14

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 14

Long-tailed Tit | Vladimir Vorobyov | 14

Coal Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 14

Common Chaffinch | Suhaaz Abdul Khader | 14

Common Chiffchaff | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 13

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Godlewski's Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

Crested Lark | Anna Yasko | 13

Baikal Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 13

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 12

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Brambling | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Common Raven | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Hawfinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 12

White-Backed Woodpecker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Long-eared Owl | Nurlan Ongarbayev | 12

Willow Tit | Viktor Grishenkov | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Bean Goose | Marina Merz | 12

Coal Tit | Askar Isabekov | 11

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 11

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 11

Bewick's Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Wallcreeper | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Red-billed Chough | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 11

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Smew | Natali Kim | 11

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 11

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 11

Common Starling | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 11

Pallas's Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 11

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 10

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 10

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 10

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 10

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 10

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Northern Bullfinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Northern Bullfinch | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Mallard | Anna Yasko | 10

Yellowhammer | Anna Yasko | 10

Redwing | Anna Yasko | 10

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Suhaaz Abdul Khader | 10

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 9

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 9

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 9

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Smew | Natali Kim | 9

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 9

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 9

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 9

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 9

Smew | Natali Kim | 9

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 9

Black Lark | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

House Sparrow | Aibar Magazov | 9

Rock Pigeon | Alexandr Katuncev | 9

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Long-eared Owl | Anna Yasko | 9

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Yasko | 9

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 9

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...