rare birds records
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
© Igor Kozytsky
Kharkivs'rf obl., Mala Rohan', Rohanka river
Rare migratory and wintering visitor. Just over ten observations are known in Ukraine.
Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)
© Andrey Kovalenko
First winter record of Blue-capped Redstart in Kazakhstan. Normally it appears in mid-March, Closest spring record in birds.kz was at March 2nd (20 days gap).
White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)
© Vladimir Vorobyov
Rare record of White-winged Grosbeak in Altai. Previously observed at February 7 1978 and November 29 1981 (Berezovikov et al, 1992; Berezovikov, 1989). Sergei Starikov recognizes White-winged Grosbeak as resident of upper Bukhtarma river, in altitude 2200 m he observed territorial behavior of couple (Starikov, 2006).
Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota)
© Fedor Shakula
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m
Rare record and first photo-record of Snow Pigeon in Kyrgyzstan. Most recent records of Snow Pigeon are related to summer of 1985, when E.D.Shukurov during 5 days found 4 Pigeons in mountains of Alai ridge, and 3 ones in north slope of Chonalai ridge. Birds were observed in altitude 3000-3330 m. Nest with eggs was found by E.D.Shukurov at June 14, 1985 in canyon of northern slope of Chonalai ridge in altitude 3200 m. In Zaalai ridge S.V.Kulagin observed Snow Pigeon several years ago in Ichke Suu, close to Lenin Peak area, but he couldn't take photo of bird.
Восточная малая мухоловка
Средиземноморская чайка (Larus michahellis) - большой светлый глаз, мощный угловатый клюв.
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