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Best photos of the month, March 2019.

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 21

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 20

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 19

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 18

Rock Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 17

Isabelline Shrike | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 16

Macqueen's Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 15

Chukar Partridge | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Rough-legged Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Long-tailed Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 15

Spotted Nutcracker | Ainur Iskakova | 15

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 14

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 13

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 13

Isabelline Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 13

Chukar Partridge | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Northern Goshawk | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Fieldfare | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Pallas's Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Whooper Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Goosander | Natali Kim | 13

Common Redpoll | Ainur Iskakova | 13

Asian Desert Warbler | Kirill Tanaev | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 12

Isabelline Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 12

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Smew | Natali Kim | 12

Steppe Eagle | Aibar Magazov | 12

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 12

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 12

Finsch's Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 11

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Steppe Horned Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Variable Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Turkestan Black Redstart | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Black-Billed Magpie | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Black-throated Accentor | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Alexandr Katuncev | 11

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 11

Isabelline Wheatear | Kirill Tanaev | 11

Common Goldeneye | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Eurasian Nuthatch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Spotted Nutcracker | Alexander Kvasha | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 10

Carrion Crow | Askar Isabekov | 10

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 10

Mute Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Common Buzzard | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Tree Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Black-backed Masked Wagtail | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Black Kite | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Little Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 10

Goosander | Natali Kim | 10

Masked Wagtail | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 10

Daurian Shrike | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Common Starling | Anna Yasko | 10

European Greenfinch | Marina Gudimova | 10

Goosander | Natali Kim | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 10

Mute Swan | Askar Isabekov | 9

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 9

Variable Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Pochard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 9

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 9

Pallid Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 9

Greater Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 9

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Sky Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Lesser Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Yellowhammer | Natali Kim | 9

Siberian Common Starling | Natali Kim | 9

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 9

Black-headed Wagtail | Anna Yasko | 9

Isabelline Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 9

Great Cormorant | Marina Gudimova | 9

Common Redpoll | Marina Merz | 9

Black Redstart | Alexander Kvasha | 9

Central Asia Starling | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Rustic Bunting | Marina Gudimova | 9

Spotted Nutcracker | Ainur Iskakova | 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


2020-04-08

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...