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Best photos of the month, February 2014.

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 3

Caucasian White-winged Snowfinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Brandt's Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Mute Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Black-headed Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Mew Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Brown Accentor | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Laughing Dove | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Asian Rosy-Finch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Great Tit | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Tufted Duck | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Pine Bunting | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Brandt's Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 2

Mew Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Madina Dyussebayeva | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

rare birds records


Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.

A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2020-10-18
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'

Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time, one birds of this species were recorded in a flock of Water Pipits on October 14, 2017, as well as on October 18 and 20 (Belyaev 2018).


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2020-11-08
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

The first photo registration of the species in the eastern part of Kazakhstan. This exclusively seagull in Kazakhstan occurs in spring mainly in the Caspian Sea (Kondratenko 2015, Mishchenko, Karpov 2016, www.birds.kz). Outside the Caspian Sea, autumn vagrants on the river are known Chu river November 1, 1928 and Issyk-Kul October 10, 1932 (Dolgushin 1962a), Tengiz on November 9, 2002 (Koshkin 2002), in the Karkaralinsk area on December 7, 2008 a dead bird was found (Reznichenko 2010a).

unidentified birds


2020-11-27

Аскар Исабеков: самка обыкновенной пустельги

2020-11-27

Анастасия Зотова: Спасибо, Аскар, так интересно встречать необычное в повседневной жизни.

more unidentified birds...