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Best photos of the month, May 2019.

Little Bittern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 18

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Rosy Starling | Askar Isabekov | 14

Desert Finch | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Common Sandpiper | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Barn Swallow | Ivan Bevza | 12

European Bee-eater | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Barred Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Little Bittern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Northern Shoveler | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 11

Savi's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Fieldfare | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Rosy Starling | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Hoopoe | Marina Merz | 11

Purple Heron | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

White-tailed Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Savi's Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Paddyfield Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Common Pochard | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Tufted Duck | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Arctic Loon | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 10

Eurasian Redstart | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Paddyfield Warbler | Marina Gudimova | 10

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 10

Brown Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 9

Booted Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Greater Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Pine Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Tern | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Teal | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 9

Greenish Warbler | Natali Kim | 9

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 9

Black Stork | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

Pallid Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Whinchat | Anna Yasko | 9

Crested Honey-Buzzard | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 8

Bearded Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Calandra Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Red-flanked Bluetail | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Marsh Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Black-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 8

Booted Warbler | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Sedge Warbler | Marina Gudimova | 8

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 8

Rosy Starling | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

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


2021-01-23

Сергей Силантьев: Слишком поздно увидел птицу и сделал лишь один снимок в угон.....Качество конечно не очень....вырез хвоста похож на коршуна, но вот полоса светлая [....]

2021-01-23

Сергей Шурша: У зелёной щека светлая, а светлая полоска на кроющих более заметная, беловатая.

more unidentified birds...