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Best photos of the month, April 2019.

Brown-necked Raven | Andrey Kovalenko | 20

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 19

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 17

Northern Hawk Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 17

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 16

Great White Egret | Marina Merz | 16

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 15

Caspian Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Northern Hawk Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 15

Jack Snipe | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Caspian Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Black Stork | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Natali Kim | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Natali Kim | 14

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 14

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Osprey | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Rock Sparrow | Marina Gudimova | 13

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 12

Paddyfield Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 12

Brown-necked Raven | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Bluethroat | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 12

Black-Necked Grebe | Natali Kim | 12

Kentish Plover | Anna Yasko | 12

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

White-Backed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 11

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 11

Lesser Kestrel | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Green Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Oystercatcher | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Peregrine Falcon | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Baraba Steppe Gull | Marina Merz | 11

Azure Tit | Marina Merz | 11

White-winged Lark | Askar Isabekov | 10

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 10

Greater Sand Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Lesser Kestrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Northern Black Grouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Northern Hawk Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Common Chaffinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 10

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Boris Gubin | 10

Song Thrush | Natali Kim | 10

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 10

Little Ringed Plover | Anna Yasko | 10

Turkestan Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Pied Wheatear | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Eurasian Curlew | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

White-winged Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Isabelline Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Corn Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Blue Whistling Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 9

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Wood Warbler | Anna Yasko | 9

Common Stonechat | Anna Yasko | 9

Azure Tit | Marina Merz | 9

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 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...