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Best photos of the month, November 2019.

Ural Owl | Andrei Kuryashkin | 20

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 18

Spotted Crake | Andrey Kovalenko | 17

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 17

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 16

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 16

Redwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 16

Ural Owl | Andrei Kuryashkin | 16

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 15

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 15

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 15

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 15

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 15

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 14

Common Mynah | Askar Isabekov | 14

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 14

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 14

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Common Mynah | Andrei Kuryashkin | 14

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 13

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 13

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 13

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Black-Necked Grebe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Great Grey Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 13

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 13

Smew | Natali Kim | 13

Common Chaffinch | Ihsan Eroglu | 13

Coal Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 13

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 12

Alpine Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 12

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 12

Twite | Askar Isabekov | 12

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 12

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 12

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 12

Pied Avocet | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 12

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 12

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Ring-necked Pheasant | Vladimir Muravskiy | 12

White-winged Grosbeak | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 12

Laughing Dove | Ihsan Eroglu | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 11

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 11

Hume's Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 11

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Horned Lark | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Goldcrest | Natali Kim | 11

Goosander | Natali Kim | 11

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 11

Baikal Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Vladimir Muravskiy | 11

White-Winged Woodpecker | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Willow Tit | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 11

Common Redpoll | Ivan Bevza | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Marina Merz | 11

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 11

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 11

Smew | Natali Kim | 11

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 11

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 10

Yellowhammer | Askar Isabekov | 10

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Ferruginous Duck | Askar Isabekov | 10

Whooper Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 10

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 10

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 10

Red-breasted Merganser | Marina Gudimova | 10

Goldcrest | Marina Merz | 10

Eurasian Siskin | Marina Merz | 10

Upland Buzzard | Marina Merz | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Fieldfare | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 10

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Eurasian Dipper | Marina Merz | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 10

Common Chiffchaff | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Redpoll | Askar Isabekov | 9

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Reed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Collared Dove | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Eurasian Dipper | Marina Merz | 9

Black-throated Thrush | Marina Merz | 9

Redwing | Marina Merz | 9

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

White-winged Grosbeak | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

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


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2020-02-15

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more unidentified birds...