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Best photos of the month, June 2019.

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 16

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Common Pheasant | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Northern Black Grouse | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Hoopoe | Askar Isabekov | 11

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 11

Greater White-fronted Goose | Ainur Iskakova | 11

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Marina Gudimova | 11

Whooper Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Long-eared Owl | Vladimir Shefer | 10

Grey-necked Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 10

Common Cuckoo | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Black-winged Stilt | Marina Gudimova | 10

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Whitethroat | Natali Kim | 9

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Golden Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Black Stork | Aleksandr Polyakov | 9

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 8

Meadow Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Pied Bushchat | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Mistle Thrush | Ivan Bevza | 8

Steppe Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Rock Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Booted Warbler | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Rosy Starling | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Eurasian Linnet | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Black Stork | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 7

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

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...