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Best photos of the month, May 2016.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 4

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 3

Red-footed Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 3

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 3

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Eastern Scops-Owl | Boris Gubin | 3

Eurasian Hobby | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Common Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 2

Levant Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Red-headed Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Crested Honey-Buzzard | Timur Iskakov | 2

Greater Spotted Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Egyptian Vulture | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Menetries Warbler | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Pallid Scops Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Little Ringed Plover | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Ortolan Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Altai Snowcock | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Demoiselle Crane | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Western Marsh-Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Black-winged Pratincole | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Little Stint | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Common Mynah | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Asian Desert Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Desert Wheatear | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-footed Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Willow Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Calandra Lark | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Ortolan Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Asian Desert Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Levant Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-footed Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

White-winged Lark | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Little Bustard | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Little Ringed Plover | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 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


2021-01-18

Владимир Муравский: А вот какой? Алтайский? Восточный?

2021-01-18

Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо за определение. У меня никак не получалось.

more unidentified birds...