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Best photos of the month, November 2019.

Ural Owl | Andrei Kuryashkin | 20

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 18

Spotted Crake | Andrey Kovalenko | 17

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 17

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 16

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 16

Redwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 16

Ural Owl | Andrei Kuryashkin | 16

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 15

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 15

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 15

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 15

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 15

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 14

Common Mynah | Askar Isabekov | 14

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 14

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 14

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Common Mynah | Andrei Kuryashkin | 14

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 13

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 13

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 13

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 13

Black-Necked Grebe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Great Grey Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 13

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 13

Smew | Natali Kim | 13

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 13

Common Chaffinch | Ihsan Eroglu | 13

Coal Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 13

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 12

Alpine Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 12

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 12

Twite | Askar Isabekov | 12

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 12

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 12

Pied Avocet | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 12

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 12

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Ring-necked Pheasant | Vladimir Muravskiy | 12

White-winged Grosbeak | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Marina Merz | 12

Laughing Dove | Ihsan Eroglu | 12

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 11

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 11

Hume's Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 11

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Horned Lark | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Goldcrest | Natali Kim | 11

Goosander | Natali Kim | 11

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 11

Baikal Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Vladimir Muravskiy | 11

White-Winged Woodpecker | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Willow Tit | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 11

Common Redpoll | Ivan Bevza | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Marina Merz | 11

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 11

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 11

Smew | Natali Kim | 11

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 10

Yellowhammer | Askar Isabekov | 10

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Ferruginous Duck | Askar Isabekov | 10

Whooper Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 10

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 10

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 10

Red-breasted Merganser | Marina Gudimova | 10

Goldcrest | Marina Merz | 10

Upland Buzzard | Marina Merz | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Fieldfare | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 10

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Eurasian Dipper | Marina Merz | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 10

Common Chiffchaff | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Redpoll | Askar Isabekov | 9

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Reed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Collared Dove | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Eurasian Dipper | Marina Merz | 9

Black-throated Thrush | Marina Merz | 9

Redwing | Marina Merz | 9

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

White-winged Grosbeak | Alexandr Belyaev | 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...