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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.

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).

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.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Ivan Bogdanovich

2012-05-08




Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)

© Ivan Bogdanovich

2019-11-11




Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

© Andrey Borodin

2020-01-30




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).

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2020-01-18
Sorbulak, Almaty region



First record in Sorbulak during recent 10 years. Rarely observed in winter time in Sorbulak. Previously was observed at 2002, October 20 and 27 (1 male in winter plumage), and December 15 (female); at 2003, February 02 (1 female in channel); at 2004, December 12 (4 birds), December 19 (3 birds); at 2005 January 23 (1 bird); at 2010 October 24 (1 bird) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).

Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2020-01-11
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.



First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

© OLENA FOMINA

2019-05-11
Genicheskaya Gorka.



It is a rare flying sight in Ukraine. There is evidence of nesting of the species in the south of the Crimean peninsula.

Buff-Bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Ilya Ukolov

2020-01-07
Sochi, Krasnodar region




Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

© Ilya Ukolov

2020-01-06
Sochi, Krasnodar region




Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Andrey Fedotov

2020-01-06
Primorsky Krai, Nakhodka city



The first photo registration in the Primorsky krai.

Common Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2020-01-05



Probably the northernmost record of this species in Yakutia.

Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov

2019-12-25
Tepelevo




Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Jurii Moskalenko

2019-11-26
Yahorlyk Kut peninsula. Kherson region



Gray lark is a species of uncertain status. There is no reliable breeding data for the last 35 years. Single reliable meetings available during migration and wintering. This is probably the first photograph of this species in Ukraine.

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Jozef Sas

2019-09-22
Tyligul, Odesa region



A rare flying bird for the fauna of Ukraine. The second reliable meeting for the Odessa region and the Northwest Black Sea region. The bird was discovered by Polish animation photographers Józef Szołtun, Krzysztof Merski (aka Josef Sas), Paweł Makarewicz and Witold Lisicki in the lower lane of Tyligul estuary.

Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2019-12-14
Nalchik, KBR




Siberian Black-backed Gull (Larus heuglini)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2017-11-19
Maiskiy, KBR




Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Александр Mesiats

2019-11-13
Minsk region, Smolevichi city, Smolevichi reservoir



1st-winter Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla photographed at Smalyavichy district - 5th record for Belarus

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Andrei Shevchik

2019-11-16




Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)

© Alexander Sobolev

2019-08-04
Lioznenskiy rayon




Bewick's Swan (Cygnus bewickii)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2019-11-23
Nalchik, KBR




Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

© Andrei Bespalov

2019-10-10



The first record in the Altai Kray.

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov

2019-01-20



Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Alexey Zolotov

2019-11-15
Kyiv



The 4th registration for Ukraine and the first registration for the Kyiv region took place at the Kiev Reservoir. The bird was discovered by Alexey Zolotov and Alexey Komarovsky.

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza

2019-11-18



Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza

2019-11-06



First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

© Marina Gudimova

2019-11-07
Mangictauskaya oblast', g. Aktau



Second record of Long-tailed Tit in Mangyshlak peninsula. The first one was almost exactly 3 years ago at November 05, 2016 (A.Yasko, www.birds.kz).

Cotton Pygmy-Goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)

© Lars Edenius

2012-06-18
Sonkul



First and one only record in Kyrgyz Republic (and in all post-USSR area). Male in not-full breeding plumage was observed by group of Sweedinsh birdwatchers in coast of Sonkul lake. Probably bird made so long flight because a lot of rains in breeding range.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2014-12-28
Chegem, KBR



First record for KBR

Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)

© Ivan Turkovskiy

2019-03-01
Bishkek, Chui region



First record of Orphean Warbler in Kyrgyzstan.


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