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Best photos of the month, April 2019.

Brown-necked Raven | Andrey Kovalenko | 20

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 18

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 17

Northern Hawk Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 17

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 16

Great White Egret | Marina Merz | 16

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 15

Caspian Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Northern Hawk Owl | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 15

Jack Snipe | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Brown-necked Raven | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Black Stork | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Natali Kim | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Natali Kim | 14

Osprey | Malik Nukusbekov | 14

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 14

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Caspian Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 13

Rock Sparrow | Marina Gudimova | 13

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 12

Paddyfield Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 12

Bluethroat | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 12

Black-Necked Grebe | Natali Kim | 12

Kentish Plover | Anna Yasko | 12

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

White-Backed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 11

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 11

Lesser Kestrel | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Green Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Oystercatcher | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Peregrine Falcon | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Baraba Steppe Gull | Marina Merz | 11

Azure Tit | Marina Merz | 11

White-winged Lark | Askar Isabekov | 10

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 10

Greater Sand Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Lesser Kestrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Northern Black Grouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Northern Hawk Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Common Chaffinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 10

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Boris Gubin | 10

Song Thrush | Natali Kim | 10

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 10

Little Ringed Plover | Anna Yasko | 10

Wood Warbler | Anna Yasko | 10

Turkestan Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Pied Wheatear | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Eurasian Curlew | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

White-winged Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Isabelline Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Corn Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Blue Whistling Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 9

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Common Stonechat | Anna Yasko | 9

Azure Tit | Marina Merz | 9

Jack Snipe | Andrey Kovalenko | 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.

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