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Best photos of the month, June 2013.

Himalayan Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 3

Common Rosefinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 3

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 3

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Grey-necked Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Cinereous Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Victoria Kovshar | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Long-eared Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Himalayan Rubythroat | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Laughing Dove | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Demoiselle Crane | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Little Tern | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Barn Swallow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Ivan Zuban | 2

Laughing Dove | Antonina Fokina | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 2

Oriental Lark | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Bluethroat | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Red-footed Falcon | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Victoria Kovshar | 2

Booted Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Heron | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Northern House Martin | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Long-eared Owl | Antonina Fokina | 2

Common Shelduck | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Steppe Horned Lark | Antonina Fokina | 2

Himalayan Vulture | Antonina Fokina | 2

Steppe Horned Lark | Antonina Fokina | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Victoria Kovshar | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Fedor Sarayev | 2

Common Shelduck | Oleg Lyakhov | 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...