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Best photos of the month, May 2013.

Dalmatian Pelican | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Glossy Ibis | Aisagali Kadirov | 3

Spanish Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great White Pelican | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Yellow-breasted Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Griffon Vulture | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Black-Billed Magpie | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Common Cuckoo | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Pallid Harrier | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Mew Gull | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Wood Sandpiper | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Black Stork | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Steppe Greater Short-toed Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-headed Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-winged Pratincole | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Kentish Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey-necked Bunting | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Greater Sand Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Mute Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-headed Gull | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Temminck's Stint | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spanish Sparrow | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Moustached Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Whitethroat | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Red-headed Bunting | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Purple Heron | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Raven | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Shelduck | Antonina Fokina | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Antonina Fokina | 2

Relict Gull | Antonina Fokina | 2

Collared Pratincole | Antonina Fokina | 2

Kentish Plover | Antonina Fokina | 2

Rock Bunting | Antonina Fokina | 2

Kentish Plover | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 2

Relict Gull | Askar Isabekov | 2

Hoopoe | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Lesser Sand Plover | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Kentish Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Mute Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Cuckoo | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Relict Gull | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black-tailed Godwit | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Hoopoe | Antonina Fokina | 2

Black-headed Gull | Natali Kim | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Roller | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Little Tern | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Calandra Lark | Albert Meek | 2

Spanish Sparrow | Antonina Fokina | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Antonina Fokina | 2

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 2

rare birds records


Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record for Sorbulak (-10 ° С). Before that, the latest sighting at Sorbulak was on November 24, 2006 (3 birds, Belyalov, Karpov, 2013). Twice the wintering of Pied Avocet were recorded on Shardara (7 birds on January 14, 2018 and 35 birds on January 11, 2020, B. M. Gubin, S. Baskakova, A. Isabekov).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Komsomol. Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record of the Buff-bellied Pipit.


European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-12-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

The third record of the species for the Katon-Karagai state national nature park and the fourth for the Southern Altai. Before single birds were seen during spring migration and in winter on April 30 and December 11, 2005 in the gardens of the village Katon-Karagai (Starikov 2006, Chelyshev 2006), as well as on December 3, 2018, two robins were seen in the northern spurs of the Narym ridge (Berezovikov 2019).


Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2020-11-08

A rare record for the Korgalzhyn reserve. In total, 3 sightings are known: one bird each on December 5, 1986 and November 27, 2008, two birds - on May 1, 2009. // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

unidentified birds


2021-01-18

Владимир Муравский: А вот какой? Алтайский? Восточный?

2021-01-18

Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо за определение. У меня никак не получалось.

more unidentified birds...