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Best photos of the month, January 2020.

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 28

White-winged Crossbill | Anna Golubeva | 27

Snowy Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 26

Common Kestrel | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 25

Eurasian Green Woodpecker | Svetlana Medvedeva | 25

Black Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 24

Alpine Accentor | Oleg Belyalov | 24

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 23

Black-Billed Magpie | Khasan Zhurtov | 23

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 22

White-winged Crossbill | Anna Golubeva | 21

Rook | Anna Golubeva | 21

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Anna Golubeva | 21

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Anna Golubeva | 21

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Golubeva | 20

Lammergeier | Oleg Belyalov | 20

Godlewski's Bunting | Vladimir Maer | 20

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 20

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 19

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 19

Red Crossbill | Anna Golubeva | 19

Ring-necked Pheasant | Oleg Belyalov | 19

Cinereous Vulture | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 19

Middle Spotted Woodpecker | Khasan Zhurtov | 19

Rock Bunting | Khasan Zhurtov | 19

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 19

Long-eared Owl | Svetlana Medvedeva | 19

Wallcreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 19

Black-throated Accentor | Ilya Sukhov | 19

Great Rosefinch | Ilya Sukhov | 19

Little Owl | Ilya Sukhov | 19

Baikal Bullfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 18

Greater Scaup | Anna Golubeva | 18

Common Starling | Anna Golubeva | 18

Common Treecreeper | Anna Golubeva | 18

Water Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 18

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 18

Eurasian Blackbird | Elena Shvydun | 18

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 18

Azure Tit | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 18

Rough-legged Buzzard | Nikita Yablokov | 18

Greater White-fronted Goose | Olga Nemezhikova | 18

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Anna Golubeva | 17

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Golubeva | 17

Crested Tit | Anna Golubeva | 17

Meadow Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Eurasian Green Woodpecker | Khasan Zhurtov | 17

Eurasian Nuthatch | Khasan Zhurtov | 17

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 17

Bohemian Waxwing | Elena Shvydun | 17

Common Redpoll | Andrei Kuryashkin | 17

Willow Ptarmigan | Mishail Belousow | 17

Snowy Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 17

White-winged Crossbill | Andrey Chernykh | 17

Great Rosefinch | Mihail Ivanov | 17

Pine Grosbeak | Marina Merz | 17

White-winged Crossbill | Anna Golubeva | 17

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 16

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 16

Fieldfare | Anna Golubeva | 16

Cinereous Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 16

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 16

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 16

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Dmitry Khrushchev | 16

Siberian Jay | Mishail Belousow | 16

Saker Falcon | Nina Shteinbrenner | 16

Pine Grosbeak | Dmitry Porshnev | 16

Peregrine Falcon | Oleg Sheremet | 16

Goldcrest | Alexandr Kochetkov | 16

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 15

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 15

White-Backed Woodpecker | Ilya Ukolov | 15

Common Coot | Anna Golubeva | 15

Hooded Crow | Anna Golubeva | 15

Blue Tit | Anna Golubeva | 15

Red Crossbill | Anna Golubeva | 15

Redwing | Anna Golubeva | 15

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Anna Golubeva | 15

Common Kestrel | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Azure Tit | Radik Kutushev | 15

Northern Wren | Khasan Zhurtov | 15

Eurasian Goldfinch | Andrey Semenov | 15

Pine Grosbeak | Natali Kim | 15

White-Backed Woodpecker | Igor Dvurekov | 15

Marsh Tit | Igor Dvurekov | 15

European Robin | Svetlana Medvedeva | 15

Eurasian Dipper | Svetlana Medvedeva | 15

Azure Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 15

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Mishail Belousow | 15

White-winged Crossbill | Ilya Sukhov | 15

Meadow Bunting | Ilya Sukhov | 15

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 15

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 14

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 14

Buff-Bellied Pipit | Ilya Ukolov | 14

White-winged Crossbill | Anna Golubeva | 14

Greater Scaup | Anna Golubeva | 14

Tree Sparrow | Anna Golubeva | 14

Ural Owl | Anna Golubeva | 14

Baikal Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Northern Bullfinch | Elena Shvydun | 14

Coal Tit | Elena Shvydun | 14

Red-fronted Serin | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Yellowhammer | Sergey Chumakov | 14

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Sergey Chumakov | 14

Great Rosefinch | Mihail Ivanov | 14

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 14

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Eurasian Dipper | Olga Nemezhikova | 14

Eurasian Goldfinch | Olga Nemezhikova | 14

Red-throated Thrush | Olga Nemezhikova | 14

Snowy Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 14

Red Crossbill | Mihail Ivanov | 14

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 13

Smew | Askar Isabekov | 13

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 13

Greater Scaup | Anna Golubeva | 13

Black Woodpecker | Anna Golubeva | 13

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Common Sparrowhawk | Vyacheslav Yusupov | 13

Ural Owl | Evgeniy Sofronov | 13

Northern Hawk Owl | Galina Katanova | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

White-winged Crossbill | Victor Moiseikin | 13

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 13

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 13

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Eurasian Nuthatch | Igor Dvurekov | 13

Eurasian Nuthatch | Svetlana Medvedeva | 13

Black Woodpecker | Svetlana Medvedeva | 13

Black-crowned Night Heron | Svetlana Medvedeva | 13

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 13

Chukar Partridge | Sergei Shmygalev | 13

Red Crossbill | Vladimir Maer | 13

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Pine Grosbeak | Natalia Vorobyova | 13

Common Redpoll | Natalia Vorobyova | 13

Hawfinch | Marina Gudimova | 13

Hawfinch | Olga Nemezhikova | 13

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 12

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 12

Rock Pigeon | Anna Golubeva | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 12

Hawfinch | Khasan Zhurtov | 12

Griffon Vulture | Khasan Zhurtov | 12

Brown-eared Bulbul | Alexander Rogal' | 12

White-winged Crossbill | Andrey Semenov | 12

Willow Tit | Andrey Semenov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Igor Dvurekov | 12

Little Grebe | Igor Dvurekov | 12

Mew Gull | Igor Dvurekov | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Natalya Ostapova | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Elena Shvydun | 12

Goldcrest | Elena Shvydun | 12

Common Teal | Michael Nevski | 12

Eurasian Wigeon | Michael Nevski | 12

Little Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Saxaul Sparrow | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Redwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Dalmatian Pelican | Maxim Yakovlev | 12

Lapland Longspur | Ivan Bevza | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Northern Pintail | Nikita Yablokov | 12

Long-eared Owl | Nikita Yablokov | 12

Pallas's Rosefinch | Ilya Sukhov | 12

Godlewski's Bunting | Ilya Sukhov | 12

Meadow Bunting | Ilya Sukhov | 12

Common Chaffinch | Nurlyhan Ismailov | 12

Eurasian Dipper | Svetlana Agafonova | 12

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 12

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 12

rare birds records


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


unidentified birds


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more unidentified birds...