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2020-06-25 | | Irina Romanovskaia

2020-05-25 | Bishkek | Philippe Campeau

2020-05-25 | Bishkek | Philippe Campeau

2015-03-21 | Chon-Tash | Pavel Isayenko

2020-03-01 | Chon-Aryk, near Bishkek | Pavel Isayenko

2020-02-08 | Bishkek | Philippe Campeau

2019-10-27 | Bishkek | Philippe Campeau

2019-10-27 | Bishkek | Philippe Campeau

2019-07-31 | Bishkek | Philippe Campeau

2018-01-21 | Ala-too, Chuy Valley | Tatiana Menshikova


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.


Red-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus)

© Fedor Shakula
2015-07-15
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m

First photo-record in Kyrgyz Republic.

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