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Best photos of the month, April 2020.

Bohemian Waxwing | Nurlan Kalchinov | 5

House Sparrow | Nurzhan Alymkanova | 4

Turkestan Shrike | Elvira Gazieva | 4

Common Chaffinch | Philippe Campeau | 4

Eurasian Blackbird | Philippe Campeau | 4

Brambling | Philippe Campeau | 4

Great Tit | Philippe Campeau | 4

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 4

Laughing Dove | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 4

Red-rumped Swallow | Pjotr Trommel | 4

Red-rumped Swallow | Pjotr Trommel | 4

Eurasian Blackbird | Irina Romanovskaia | 4

Eurasian Blackbird | Irina Romanovskaia | 3

European Greenfinch | Nurzhan Alymkanova | 3

Common Chiffchaff | Nurzhan Alymkanova | 3

Laughing Dove | Nurzhan Alymkanova | 3

Eurasian Blackbird | Elvira Gazieva | 3

Masked Wagtail | Elvira Gazieva | 3

Barn Swallow | Elvira Gazieva | 3

Common Kestrel | Elvira Gazieva | 3

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Philippe Campeau | 3

Hume's Warbler | Philippe Campeau | 3

Common Chiffchaff | Philippe Campeau | 3

Laughing Dove | Philippe Campeau | 3

Common Sparrowhawk | Philippe Campeau | 3

Common Swift | Philippe Campeau | 3

Eurasian Blackbird | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 3

Masked Wagtail | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 3

Black-Billed Magpie | Myrzabek Ozubekov | 3

Mistle Thrush | Nickolay Kunchenko | 3

Tree Sparrow | Nickolay Kunchenko | 3

Red-rumped Swallow | Pjotr Trommel | 3

Eurasian Blackbird | Irina Romanovskaia | 3

Eurasian Blackbird | Philippe Campeau | 3

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rare birds records


Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)

© Myrzabek Ozubekov
2020-05-24
Kochkor

The first photo registration of a Black-Bellied Sandgrouse on birds.kg.


Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-03-14
Bishkek

Very rare or probably unique case of nesting of Long-legged Buzzards in the center of large city.


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.

unidentified birds


2021-09-13

Ирина Романовская: Снимала на закате. Пустынная каменка?

2021-09-07

Philippe Campeau: Наверное чернеть (а то гнездящих в Сон Куле, мне интересно), но... Может быть даже Морская чернеть? У самки много белый вщзле клюва, но я не очень [....]

more unidentified birds...