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Best photos of the month, July 2019.

Purple Heron | Askar Isabekov | 17

Great Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 17

House Sparrow | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 15

Common Stonechat | Natali Kim | 15

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 14

Rufous Bush Robin | Askar Isabekov | 14

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Western Marsh-Harrier | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

Little Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 12

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 12

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 12

White-tailed Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Bearded Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Grey Partridge | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 11

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Common Moorhen | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Spoonbill | Askar Isabekov | 10

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 10

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 10

Indian Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 9

Caspian Gull | Natali Kim | 9

Oriental Turtle Dove | Natali Kim | 9

Ferruginous Duck | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Common Rosefinch | Darren Bell | 9

Great Crested Grebe | Ruslan Telegin | 9

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 8

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Indian Pond Heron | Aleksandr Putilin | 7

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 7

Common Kestrel | Konstantin Andrussenko | 7

rare birds records


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2020-01-18
Sorbulak, Almaty region

First record in Sorbulak during recent 10 years. Rarely observed in winter time in Sorbulak. Previously was observed at 2002, October 20 and 27 (1 male in winter plumage), and December 15 (female); at 2003, February 02 (1 female in channel); at 2004, December 12 (4 birds), December 19 (3 birds); at 2005 January 23 (1 bird); at 2010 October 24 (1 bird) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).


Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-01-11
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.

First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov
2019-01-20

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-06

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

unidentified birds


2020-01-23

Дмитрий Шевцов: Да, только арчовый.

2020-01-21

Марина Гудимова: Нашла еще кадры. Тут лучше видно птичку.

more unidentified birds...