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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

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

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 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


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...