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Best photos of the month, July 2019.

Purple Heron | Askar Isabekov | 18

Great Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 18

House Sparrow | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 16

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 15

Common Stonechat | Natali Kim | 15

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 14

Rufous Bush Robin | Askar Isabekov | 14

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Western Marsh-Harrier | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

Little Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 12

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 12

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 12

White-tailed Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 12

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Bearded Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Common Moorhen | Natali Kim | 12

Grey Partridge | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 11

Eurasian Spoonbill | Askar Isabekov | 10

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 10

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 10

Oriental Turtle Dove | Natali Kim | 10

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Common Cuckoo | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Rosefinch | Darren Bell | 10

Great Crested Grebe | Ruslan Telegin | 10

Indian Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 9

Caspian Gull | Natali Kim | 9

Ferruginous Duck | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 8

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 8

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 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


2021-01-18

Владимир Муравский: А вот какой? Алтайский? Восточный?

2021-01-18

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

more unidentified birds...