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Best photos of the month, July 2019.

Purple Heron | Askar Isabekov | 18

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

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...