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Best photos of the month, January 2020.

Long-eared Owl | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 8

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Tatiana Menshikova | 7

Merlin | Irina Romanovskaia | 7

Water Rail | Elvira Gazieva | 7

Black-breasted Tit | Pjotr Trommel | 7

Little Grebe | Tatiana Menshikova | 6

Great White Egret | Irina Romanovskaia | 6

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Tatiana Menshikova | 5

European Robin | Tatiana Menshikova | 5

Great Grey Shrike | Tatiana Menshikova | 5

White-winged Grosbeak | Irina Romanovskaia | 5

Long-eared Owl | Irina Romanovskaia | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Irina Romanovskaia | 5

European Greenfinch | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 5

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Tatiana Menshikova | 4

Yellowhammer | Tatiana Menshikova | 4

Great White Egret | Tatiana Menshikova | 4

Red-Necked Grebe | Irina Romanovskaia | 4

Eastern Buzzard | Irina Romanovskaia | 4

Common Chaffinch | Elvira Gazieva | 4

Mistle Thrush | Elvira Gazieva | 4

Bohemian Waxwing | Elvira Gazieva | 4

Black-breasted Tit | Philippe Campeau | 4

Tree Sparrow | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 4

White-Winged Woodpecker | Pjotr Trommel | 4

Pygmy Cormorant | Tatiana Menshikova | 4

Great White Egret | Irina Romanovskaia | 4

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rare birds records


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.


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.


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.

unidentified birds


2020-03-29

Ирина Романовская: Этого слетка совы я сняла 1 августа 2005 года. Снимок сохранился только на бумаге. Переснят сегодня.Хотелось бы узнать кто он. Снят в густом еловом [....]

2020-03-09

Андрей Баздырев: Скорее всего гибрид белошапочная х обыкновенная (судя по окраске головы).

more unidentified birds...