Best photos of the month, July 2015.

White-headed Duck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 5

Oriental Turtle Dove | Andrey Vilyayev | 4

European Turtle Dove | Askar Isabekov | 3

Relict Gull | Askar Isabekov | 3

White-headed Duck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Eurasian Woodcock | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-headed Duck | Natali Kim | 2

Whinchat | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Broad-billed Sandpiper | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Common Kestrel | Yuriy Malkov | 2

rare birds records

Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca)

© Julia Vakhmistrova

The first photo-registration of a Velvet Scoter on the website and, possibly, in Kazakhstan. The Velvet Scoter is a rare breeding migrant, listed in the Red List of Kazakhstan.

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)

© Alexandr Belyaev
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

The first record of the species in the winter.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Aleksey Koshkin

A rare record for the Teniz-Korgalzhyn region, recently described and separated as a new subspecies of the Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros murinus (Fedorenko, 2018). Probably, the available rare encounters that do not belong to the European subspecies refer specifically to Ph. o. murinus.

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Alexandr Belyaev
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

The second record of the Amur (White) Wagtail on the territory of Kazakhstan. Was first record on May 21, 2018 in the village Kanshengel, Almaty region (Sveta Ashby,

unidentified birds


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