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Best photos of the month, June 2016.

White-tailed Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 3

White-throated Robin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 3

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 3

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Coot | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black-headed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great White Egret | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 2

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Kingfisher | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Tree Sparrow | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Sergey Kornev | 2

Kentish Plover | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

European Nightjar | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Syke's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Common Tern | Askar Isabekov | 2

Rock Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-headed Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Black-Necked Grebe | Askar Isabekov | 2

Black Tern | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Golden Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 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...