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Best photos of the month, May 2019.

Little Bittern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 18

White-throated Robin | Malik Nukusbekov | 17

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Rosy Starling | Askar Isabekov | 14

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Common Sandpiper | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

White-throated Robin | Malik Nukusbekov | 14

Desert Finch | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Barn Swallow | Ivan Bevza | 12

European Bee-eater | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Little Bittern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Northern Shoveler | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 11

Savi's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Fieldfare | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Rosy Starling | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Hoopoe | Marina Merz | 11

Purple Heron | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

White-tailed Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Savi's Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Barred Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Common Pochard | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Tufted Duck | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Arctic Loon | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 10

Eurasian Redstart | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Paddyfield Warbler | Marina Gudimova | 10

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 10

Brown Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 9

Greater Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Paddyfield Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Pine Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Tern | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Teal | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 9

Greenish Warbler | Natali Kim | 9

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 9

Black Stork | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

Whinchat | Anna Yasko | 9

Crested Honey-Buzzard | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 8

Bearded Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Booted Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Calandra Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Red-flanked Bluetail | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Marsh Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Pallid Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 8

Booted Warbler | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Sedge Warbler | Marina Gudimova | 8

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 8

Rosy Starling | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

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


2020-02-21

Аскар Исабеков: красное пятно на бугорке клюва указывает на ББГЧ (исключает сизую), на маховых большое белое пятно есть только на крайнем, что указывает на [....]

2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

more unidentified birds...