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Best photos of the month, December 2015.

Water Rail | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Saker Falcon | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Serg Silan | 2

Little Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 2

Northern Wren | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 2

Barred Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goldcrest | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-Billed Magpie | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Brambling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Corn Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Horned Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Gadwall | Natali Kim | 1

Northern Wren | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Common Chaffinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Long-eared Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 1

Common Mynah | Serg Silan | 1

Rough-legged Buzzard | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Eurasian Collared Dove | Anna Yasko | 1

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 1

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Aibar Magazov | 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...