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Best photos of the month, September 2014.

Pallid Scops Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 3

Spotted Redshank | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Kovalenko | 3

Hoopoe | Askar Isabekov | 2

Dunlin | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Shelduck | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 2

Curlew Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 2

Wood Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-flanked Bluetail | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Azure Tit | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Pander's Ground-Jay | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Common Kingfisher | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Shefer | 2

Yellow-billed Chough | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Long-billed Dowitcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Pomarine Skua | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Ruff | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Grey Heron | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Rook | Saltore Saparbaev | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Dennis Urazaliyev | 2

Black-eared Kite | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greenish Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pied Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Shefer | 2

Black-eared Kite | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pander's Ground-Jay | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Brown-necked Raven | Andrey Kovalenko | 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


2021-01-20

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 [....]

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