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Best photos of the month, January 2014.

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 2

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Siskin | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Yellow-breasted Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Hen Harrier | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Tufted Duck | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Saker Falcon | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Eurasian Siskin | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 2

Eurasian Siskin | Serg Silan | 2

Smew | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Fieldfare | Gulfiya Serazieva | 2

Mute Swan | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Laughing Dove | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Solitary Snipe | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

Long-tailed Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goldcrest | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great White Egret | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goosander | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goldcrest | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Goldcrest | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Great Tit | Raouf Bairashev | 1

European Robin | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Great White Egret | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Corn Bunting | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Northern Reed Bunting | Raouf Bairashev | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Brambling | Raouf Bairashev | 1

White-winged Crossbill | Alexey Timoshenko | 1

Fieldfare | Alexey Timoshenko | 1

European Robin | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Hybrid (Black-throated x Dusky) Thrush | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Glaucous Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Goldeneye | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Steppe Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Hooded Crow | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Great Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Red-throated Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Redwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Goldcrest | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Hybrid (Black-throated x Dusky) Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Altai Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Steppe Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Steppe Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Steppe Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Hooded Crow | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Little Owl | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Coot | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mallard | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mute Swan | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Black-headed Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Caspian Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Little Owl | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mew Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mallard | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Saker Falcon | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Rook | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Common Redpoll | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Mallard | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Mallard | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Nuthatch | Ivan Zuban | 1

Fieldfare | Ivan Zuban | 1

Tree Sparrow | Ivan Zuban | 1

European Robin | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Goldcrest | Madina Dyussebayeva | 1

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 1

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 1

Smew | Natali Kim | 1

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 1

Mallard | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 1

Bearded Tit | Ivan Belyaev | 1

Mistle Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Hybrid (Black-throated x Red-throated) Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

White-winged Grosbeak | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Collared Dove | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Yellow-breasted Tit | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Hooded Crow | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Eurasian Jackdaw | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Hybrid Bunting | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 1

Common Redpoll | Serg Silan | 1

White-Backed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Serg Silan | 1

Mallard | Serg Silan | 1

Common Goldeneye | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Fieldfare | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Common Redpoll | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Goosander | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Fieldfare | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Goosander | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Common Goldeneye | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Smew | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Goosander | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Valentin Zenkov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Vladimir Vorobyov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Dvorianov Vladimir | 1

Black-throated Accentor | Dvorianov Vladimir | 1

Black-Billed Magpie | Dvorianov Vladimir | 1

House Sparrow | Kanat Batyrkhanuly | 1

Fieldfare | Kanat Batyrkhanuly | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 1

Corn Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Goldeneye | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Hooded Crow | Raouf Bairashev | 1

European Robin | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Rook | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Corn Bunting | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Rook | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Common Redpoll | Alexey Timoshenko | 1

Yellow-breasted Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Goldeneye | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Mallard | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Tufted Duck | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Mute Swan | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Great Grey Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Common Redpoll | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

European Robin | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 1

Goldcrest | Madina Dyussebayeva | 1

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aleksandr Feldman | 1

White-bellied Dipper | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

European Greenfinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Great Tit | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Serg Silan | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Serg Silan | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Serg Silan | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Serg Silan | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Common Goldeneye | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Common Redpoll | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Rook | Dvorianov Vladimir | 1

Grey Heron | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goosander | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Goldeneye | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Redpoll | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Bearded Tit | Ivan Belyaev | 1

Mistle Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Serg Silan | 1

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Solitary Snipe | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Alexey Timoshenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Common Coot | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

White-bellied Dipper | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Serg Silan | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Common Goldeneye | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Mallard | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Raouf Bairashev | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Hybrid (Black-throated x Dusky) Thrush | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Brambling | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Common Redpoll | Serg Silan | 1

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 1

Common Redpoll | Valentin Zenkov | 1

Solitary Snipe | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 1

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

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


2021-01-20

Сергей Л. Волков: Чтобы такие признаки смущали не столь сильно, надо выкладывать фото в разных ракурсах или позах, если, конечно, таковые есть.На мой взгляд, [....]

2021-01-19

Robert Parker: Hello Sergey, yes I also think it is a thrush. But the bird's beak looks unusual so I was confused.Google: Здравствуйте Сергей, да я тоже думаю, что это молочница. Но клюв птицы выглядит [....]

more unidentified birds...