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Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Aisagali Kadirov

2020-05-23
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.



First photo record of Long-tailed Shrike in Mangyshlak peninsula. At August 1987 it was observed in Beineu. Also breeding was recorded in summer 2016 in Atyrau.

Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Igor Fefelov

2020-05-22
Sukhovskaya, Angarsk District, Irkutsk Region



The species has the much limited range in the Irkutsk Region. The first record in this region for the last ten years (and, additionally, outside of the only known breeding location).

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)

© Mishail Belousow

2020-05-17



A rare vagrant in the Tomsk Region.

Black-headed Wagtail (Motacilla feldegg)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov

2020-05-14
Krasnogorka




Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

© Valerii Bogdanovich

2020-05-20



The first registration of this species in Republic of Butyatia, and in the 'Baikalian Siberia' in total, much east from its range.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Family Kuzhel

2020-05-11
Heorhiivka, Donetsk obl.




Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

© Andrei Kiselev

2020-05-03
Ozery.Moscow region




Eurasian Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

© Galina Katanova

2020-05-13
Vologda region




Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Sean Minns

2020-05-02
Bautino



Third record of Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. During one week male and female were observed in one spot. Previously observed also in Mangyshlak peninsula, Aktau city at May 03 2015 and May 08 2019 (A.Yasko).

Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata)

© Galina Katanova

2020-05-10
Vologda region




Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev

2020-05-04
Odesa oblast



Rare species. The first observation at the Tyligul estuary.
A flock of 5 birds was observed by Pavlo Panchenko near the village of Koshary on May 3. On May 2, Dmytro Milyutin photographed another flock of 16 birds near the village of Kayiry.

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2020-05-07



Generaly rare observation in Kazakhstan. Only 4 birds were observed before this record: one bird was shot at October 16, 1927 in Syrdaria by E.Spengenberg; other 3 were photographed at February 16, 2013 near Almaty (V.Fedorenko), at October 15 and 16, 2016 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (V.Kolesnikov). First record in Kurgaldzhino.

Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides)

© Marina Zubareva

2020-05-04
Irkutskaya obl. pos. Kultuk



A very rare vagrant in Irkutsk Region.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Aleksey Bolshakov

2020-05-02



In Irkutsk Region, the species is a rare vagrant with an occasional breeding record.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Evgeniy Sofronov

2020-04-28




Chinese Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)

© Andrey Chernykh

2020-04-26



An encounter well west from the breeding range.

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk

2020-04-18
Odesa Region, Ovidiopol District, SW of the Dobrooleksandrivka village



The second observation for the Odesa Region and the second observation in Ukraine (for the taxon Ph.orientalis).

Eastern Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)

© Eleonora Sindeyeva

2020-04-17
Dnipro, Peremoga-6, prospekt Geroyiv



A Rarе bird from the Mediterranian area. More than ten meetings are known for the south of Ukraine (including unpublished ones). The first observation for the Sicheslav (Dnipropetrovsk) region.

Asiatic Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus)

© Ivan Zuban

2019-07-11
SKO



Rare record for Kazakhstan, second photo record in birds.kz. During recent 20 years two time observed in Kurgadzhino lakes (August 05,1999; July 09, 2001), and at once near Petropavlovsk (one bird, July 28, 2003).

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2020-04-09
VKO Katon-Karagay



First record in Katon-Karagai. First photo record in Southern Altai.

Saxaul Sparrow (Passer ammodendri)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2020-04-02



First record for Kugaldzhino. Closest breeding spot is located in Southern Trans-Balkhash area, in 600 km to SE.

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Andrei Bespalov

2020-04-10




Buff-Bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2020-04-07
North Osetia, Vladikavkaz




Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)

© Sergey Chumakov

2020-03-10



The first photo-record in Krasnoyarsk Kray.

Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

© Irina Romanovskaia

2020-03-01



Third record of Red-throated Thrush in Kyrgyz Republic. First one was shot at March 22, 1958 in valley of At-Bashi river (Yanushevich et al, 1960). Second record of Red-throated Thrush was at February 10, 2002 near Ananievo village, coast of Issyk-Kul lake (Kulagin, 2009). Basing in this records Red-throated Thrush was included to checklist of birds of Kyrgyz Republic with a status of vagrant bird (Toropova, Kulagin, 2006).

Торопова В.И., Кулагин С.В. Третий систематический список птиц Кыргызстана// Selevinia, 2006. – С. 44-54.
Янушевич А.И., Тюрин П.С., Яковлева И.Д., Кыдыралиев А., Семёнова Н.И. 1960. Птицы Киргизии. Фрунзе, 2: 1-272.
Кулагин С.В. Воробьиные птицы Иссык-Кульской котловины // Русский орнитологический журнал, 2009. – Т. 18. – Вып. 478. – С. 639-658; Вып. 479. – С. 667-683.

Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)

© Igor Kozytsky

2020-02-16
Kharkivs'rf obl., Mala Rohan', Rohanka river



Rare migratory and wintering visitor. Just over ten observations are known in Ukraine.

Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota)

© Fedor Shakula

2015-07-11
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.

Red-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus)

© Fedor Shakula

2015-07-15
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m



First photo-record in Kyrgyz Republic.

Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2020-02-10
Almaty.



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

2020-02-01
VKO Katon-Karagay



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).

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Ivan Bogdanovich

2012-05-08
Zhitkovichskiy r-n




Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)

© Ivan Bogdanovich

2019-11-11




Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

© Andrey Borodin

2020-01-30
Minsk




Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2020-01-11
lake Kugurlui, Odessa region



The first registration of specie in Ukraine by winter season. The bird was observed by Maksym Yakovlev and Kostiantyn Pylypiuk.

Buff-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk

2020-02-05



This is the 4th registration for Ukraine and 4th registration for the Odesa region. The 2nd winter observation.

Little Bunting (Ocyris pusilla)

© Nina Shteinbrenner

2020-02-01



The first photo-record of this species at wintering in Siberia.

Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)

© Alexandr Kochetkov

2020-01-27
Novosibirskaya oblast



A rare guest in the Novosibirsk Region, having being not recorded since 1990s.

Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2020-01-18
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.



First photo record in Kyrgyz Alatau. First Great Rosefinch in upper of Merke gorge was recorded by Fedor Karpov at November 24, 1985 (adult male in juniper belt, KOB-2007, p. 268); in same gorge in altitude about 2400 m at June 03, 2003 one male was recorded in juniper bush by S.Annenkova and V.Ashby (KOB-2003, p.91).

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-01-18
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First record in Sorbulak, and generally in southern part of Kazakhstan. First winter record.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2019-10-30
Mamyrkol lake



First photorecord in Kazakhstan. Before this record singles and small flocks observed in Northern Kazakhstan (Drobovzev, Vilkov, 1997; Erokhov, 1999), in Naurzum Reserve (Bragin, Bragina, 2002), Selety lake, Kurgaldzhino lakes (21 October 1993; Andrusenko, 2002; Koshkin, 2003), in Zaysan depression, Sasykkol' lake (12 birds 15 October, 1994; Berezovikov, 1999b) and on Sorbulak lake close to Almaty (Erokhov, 1997). Regular recorded in autumn migration in lakes of Pavlodar area, in small flocks of up to 30 in 1970s, and only 2-3 birds in 1990s (Solomatin, 1999b).


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