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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 More than ten meetings are known for the south of Ukraine (including unpublished ones).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).

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


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unidentified birds


2020-08-13

Илья Сухов: Ноги вот только почему то серые смущают

2020-08-12

Александр Рогаль: Вот еще одно фото. Ну если это тоже чернобровка, то уж и не знаю, кто в тех камышах мог так мелодично петь. :)

2020-08-12

Дмитрий Шевцов: Ну с такого ракурса сложно понять.

2020-08-12

Аскар Исабеков: спасибо, Сергей, я подумал, что краснозобый, поскольку передник сплошной (не штрихами) и не черный.

2020-08-12

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2020-08-12

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