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Best photos of the month, February 2019.

Himalayan Snowcock | Askar Isabekov | 30

Western Marsh-Harrier | Malik Nukusbekov | 22

Red-breasted Goose | Anna Yasko | 20

Red-breasted Goose | Anna Yasko | 20

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 18

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 17

Short-eared Owl | Vyacheslav Firsov | 17

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 17

Himalayan Snowcock | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 17

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 16

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 15

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 15

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 15

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 15

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 15

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 14

Hooded Crow | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Peregrine Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Great Grey Shrike | Natali Kim | 14

Mistle Thrush | Anna Yasko | 14

Ring-billed Gull | Anna Yasko | 14

Himalayan Snowcock | Askar Isabekov | 14

Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Goldeneye | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 13

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

European Robin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Smew | Marina Merz | 13

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...