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Best photos of the month, August 2019.

Barbary Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 14

Black-eared Wheatear | Oleg Belyalov | 14

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 12

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 12

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 12

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 12

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 12

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 12

Laughing Dove | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Booted Eagle | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Eurasian Wryneck | Marina Gudimova | 11

Red-billed Chough | Askar Isabekov | 10

Mongolian Finch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chiffchaff | Raouf Bairashev | 10

White Stork | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Grey Wagtail | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Spotted Nutcracker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Common Whitethroat | Marina Gudimova | 10

Terek Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Mynah | Raouf Bairashev | 9

Great Crested Grebe | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Raven | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 9

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Natali Kim | 9

European Nightjar | Yevgeny Belousov | 9

Long-legged Buzzard | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

Long-tailed Tit | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Common Treecreeper | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Booted Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 8

Curlew Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 8

Lesser Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 8

Himalayan Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Great Crested Grebe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

European Golden Oriole | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Carrion Crow | Natali Kim | 8

Black Kite | Natali Kim | 8

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 8

Eurasian Redstart | Natali Kim | 8

Great White Egret | Natali Kim | 8

Red-headed Bunting | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Chukar Partridge | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Shikra | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Tree Pipit | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Curlew Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Siberian Rubythroat | Andrei Kuryashkin | 8

Sulphur-bellied Warbler | Darren Bell | 8

Spotted Nutcracker | Anton Nenekhov | 8

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 8

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 8

Himalayan Rubythroat | Askar Isabekov | 7

Ibisbill | Askar Isabekov | 7

Eastern Common Swift | Askar Isabekov | 7

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Asian Desert Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 7

Barred Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 7

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Grey Heron | Natali Kim | 7

Grey Wagtail | Natali Kim | 7

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 7

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 7

Rufous Bush Robin | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Collared Pratincole | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Spotted Flycatcher | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Purple Heron | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Northern Hazelhen | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Pacific Swift | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Grey Wagtail | Yuriy Malkov | 7

European Turtle Dove | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Red-crested Pochard | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Pallid Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Great Cormorant | Maksut Nurkabayev | 7

Red-backed Shrike | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Common Stonechat | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Little Stint | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Marina Gudimova | 7

Ural Owl | Anton Nenekhov | 7

Common Sparrowhawk | Elena Bobachenko | 7

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...