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Best photos of the month, January 2019.

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 22

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 18

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 17

Northern Wren | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 17

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 16

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 16

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 16

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 16

Peregrine Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Caspian Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Bean Goose | Viktor Kolesnikov | 15

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 15

Common Chaffinch | Suhaaz Abdulkhader | 15

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 14

Little Grebe | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 14

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 14

Long-tailed Tit | Vladimir Vorobyov | 14

Coal Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 14

Common Chiffchaff | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 13

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Godlewski's Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

Crested Lark | Anna Yasko | 13

Baikal Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 13

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 12

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Brambling | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Common Raven | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Hawfinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 12

White-Backed Woodpecker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Long-eared Owl | Nurlan Ongarbayev | 12

Willow Tit | Viktor Grishenkov | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Bean Goose | Marina Merz | 12

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 11

Coal Tit | Askar Isabekov | 11

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 11

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 11

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 11

Bewick's Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Wallcreeper | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Red-billed Chough | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 11

Smew | Natali Kim | 11

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 11

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 11

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Common Starling | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 11

Pallas's Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Suhaaz Abdulkhader | 11

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 10

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 10

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 10

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 10

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Northern Bullfinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Northern Bullfinch | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Mallard | Anna Yasko | 10

Yellowhammer | Anna Yasko | 10

Redwing | Anna Yasko | 10

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 10

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 9

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 9

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 9

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Smew | Natali Kim | 9

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 9

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 9

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 9

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 9

Smew | Natali Kim | 9

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 9

Black Lark | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

House Sparrow | Aibar Magazov | 9

Rock Pigeon | Alexandr Katuncev | 9

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Long-eared Owl | Anna Yasko | 9

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Yasko | 9

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

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...