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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.
Кулагин С.В. Воробьиные птицы Иссык-Кульской котловины // Русский орнитологический журнал, 2009. – Т. 18. – Вып. 478. – С. 639-658; Вып. 479. – С. 667-683.

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.

Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)

© Ivan Turkovskiy

2019-03-01
Bishkek, Chui region



First record of Orphean Warbler in Kyrgyzstan.

Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Irina Romanovskaia

2017-04-30



First record in Kyrgyz Republic

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

© Irina Romanovskaia

2019-09-26
Ozernoe



First recird of Pied Bushchat in Kyrgyz Republic.

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)

© Nurzhan Alymkanova

2018-12-07
Mihailovka, Issyk kul region



Very late record of Red-breasted Flycatcher.

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

© Tatiana Menshikova

2018-01-18
Ozernoe, Chuy Valley




Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Ivan Turkovskiy

2017-12-28
Saruu Village, Issyk-kul region




Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

© Ivan Turkovskiy

2017-12-28





unidentified birds


2020-11-10

Ирина Романовская: Этот жаворонок летал со стайкой рогатых жаворонков. Возможно, солончаковый?

2020-10-28

Аскар Исабеков: Фото в анфас у птиц самое тяжелое для определения, так как не видно ни крыльев, ни хвоста, ни спины, тех частей, по которым и проводится определение. [....]

2020-10-28

Аскар Исабеков: Males in photos (1,3,4) have large black mask and dark grey head, this dark grey means black base and white tip of head feathers. This pale or white tips is because fresh feathers after moulting. Female in 2nd photo also has grey (not black) mask because [....]

2020-10-28

Philippe Campeau: Ha ha! This is very funny, we were so convinced it was a short-toed that I did not even look at the photo. It is indeed a pipit. Legs very black and ''moustache'' not visible (water), but very streaked on the flanks (buff-bellied)... I will leave unidentified. [....]

2020-09-05

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2020-09-02

Эльвира Газиева: я честно говоря вообще запуталась. Нужен мастер класс по определению самок горихвосток)))

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