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Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

© Jérémie Berlioux

2023-05-21
Ozornoe



First record in Kyrgyzstan.

Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla)

© Neil and Lucy Rogers

2023-05-25
Chong Kemin



The first confirmed record of the Taiga Flycatcher in Kyrgyzstan.

White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)

© Pjotr Trommel

2022-08-20
Ozyornoye, Bishkek



Very likely to be the first encounter in Kyrgyzstan, with vagrants recorded in neighbouring Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Tatiana Menshikova

2021-10-10
Mikhaylovka, Issyk-kul region



The first confirmed record in the Kyrgyz Republic

Yellow-browed Bunting (Emberiza chrysophrys)

© Philippe Campeau

2020-12-27
Karakol gorge, Central Tien Shan.



First record of a yellow-browed bunting in Kyrgyzstan.

Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)

© Philippe Campeau

2019-10-19
Kashka-Suu



Potentially the first record of a Pallas warbler in Kyrgyzstan.

Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)

© Tatiana Menshikova

2019-03-11
Ozernoe, Chuy region



Potentially the first record in Kyrgyzstan, at least according to Evgeny A. Koblik and Vladimir Yu. Arkhipov, Avifauna of the States of Northern Eurasia (former USSR), Checklists.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Katherine Hall

2021-11-21
Issyk Kul



First record of Red Phalarope in Kyrgyz Republic!

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.

Red-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus)

© Fedor Shakula

2015-07-15
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m



First photo-record in Kyrgyz Republic.

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.

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.

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

© Irina Romanovskaia

2019-09-26
Ozernoe



First recird of Pied Bushchat in Kyrgyz Republic.

Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Irina Romanovskaia

2017-04-30



First record 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


2024-06-06

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2024-01-09

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2024-01-09

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2023-10-28

Igor Fefelov: Circus macrourus|pygargus|cyaneus

2023-04-17

Анна Ясько: На 2 и 3 фото, действительно, завирушку больше напоминает по контрастности головы и спины.

2023-01-14

И. Фефелов: If it's some wheatear it should be Oe.pleschanka or Oe.deserti.

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