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Best photos of the month, August 2019.

Barbary Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 14

Black-eared Wheatear | Oleg Belyalov | 14

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 12

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 12

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 12

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 12

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 12

Laughing Dove | Askar Isabekov | 11

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Booted Eagle | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Eurasian Wryneck | Marina Gudimova | 11

Red-billed Chough | Askar Isabekov | 10

Mongolian Finch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chiffchaff | Raouf Bairashev | 10

White Stork | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Grey Wagtail | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Spotted Nutcracker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Common Whitethroat | Marina Gudimova | 10

Terek Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Mynah | Raouf Bairashev | 9

Great Crested Grebe | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Raven | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 9

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Natali Kim | 9

Long-legged Buzzard | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

Long-tailed Tit | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Common Treecreeper | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Booted Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 8

Curlew Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 8

Lesser Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 8

Himalayan Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

European Golden Oriole | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Carrion Crow | Natali Kim | 8

Black Kite | Natali Kim | 8

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 8

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 8

Great White Egret | Natali Kim | 8

Red-headed Bunting | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Chukar Partridge | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

European Nightjar | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Shikra | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Tree Pipit | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Curlew Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Siberian Rubythroat | Andrei Kuryashkin | 8

Sulphur-bellied Warbler | Darren Bell | 8

Spotted Nutcracker | Anton Nenekhov | 8

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 8

Himalayan Rubythroat | Askar Isabekov | 7

Ibisbill | Askar Isabekov | 7

Eastern Common Swift | Askar Isabekov | 7

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Asian Desert Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 7

Barred Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 7

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Great Crested Grebe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Grey Heron | Natali Kim | 7

Grey Wagtail | Natali Kim | 7

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 7

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 7

Rufous Bush Robin | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Collared Pratincole | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Spotted Flycatcher | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Purple Heron | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Northern Hazelhen | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Pacific Swift | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Grey Wagtail | Yuriy Malkov | 7

European Turtle Dove | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Red-crested Pochard | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Pallid Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Great Cormorant | Maksut Nurkabayev | 7

Common Stonechat | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Little Stint | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Marina Gudimova | 7

Common Sparrowhawk | Elena Bobachenko | 7

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 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


2020-04-06

Юрий Малков: Спасибо.Мне показалось - на малого похож.Удалите пожалуйста.

2020-04-06

Аскар Исабеков: самец болотного луня

more unidentified birds...