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Best photos of the month, January 2020.

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 29

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 28

Black Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 25

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 24

Alpine Accentor | Oleg Belyalov | 24

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 22

Lammergeier | Oleg Belyalov | 21

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 21

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 20

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 20

Baikal Bullfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 20

Water Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 20

Common Redpoll | Andrei Kuryashkin | 20

Ring-necked Pheasant | Oleg Belyalov | 19

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 19

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 19

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 19

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 19

Wallcreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 19

Pine Grosbeak | Marina Merz | 19

Meadow Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 18

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 18

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 17

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 17

Water Rail | Askar Isabekov | 17

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 17

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 17

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 16

Cinereous Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 16

Pine Grosbeak | Natali Kim | 16

Pallas's Rosefinch | Marina Merz | 16

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 16

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 15

Common Kestrel | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Azure Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 15

Hawfinch | Marina Gudimova | 15

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 14

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 14

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 14

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 14

Baikal Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 14

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 14

Redwing | Natali Kim | 14

Chukar Partridge | Sergei Shmygalev | 14

Red-fronted Serin | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Lapland Longspur | Ivan Bevza | 14

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 14

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 14

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 13

Smew | Askar Isabekov | 13

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 13

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 13

White-winged Snowfinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 13

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 13

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 13

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 13

Baikal Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 13

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 13

Northern Bullfinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 13

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Redwing | Marina Merz | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 12

Solitary Snipe | Askar Isabekov | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 12

Little Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Saxaul Sparrow | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Redwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Pallas's Rosefinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Common Chaffinch | Nurlyhan Ismailov | 12

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 12

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 12

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...