rare birds records
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
© tatiana semenova
The first record in Buryatia.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)
© Igor Fefelov
Selenga River delta, Kabansk District, Buryatia
The 2nd registration in the Selenga River delta. In total, only about ten records is known in the Eastern Asia east from the breeding range of this species.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
© Aleksandr Gontcharov
The first observation in Kemerovo Region after 1926.
Sociable Lapwing (Chettusia gregaria)
© Nadezhda Orlova
Sychevka, Altai Krai
The first photo record of this species for the eastern part of Altaiski Krai.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
© Valerii Bogdanovihc
Buryatia. Selenginsky region, Gusinoe lake.
A rare vagrant in Transbaikalia. First foto-proof for Republic of Buryatia. These birds may be arrived migrants or may have spent winter in the open water close to the electric plant.
Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
© Sofia Buntovskaya
Listvyanka, Irkutsk Oblast', Lake Baikal
A rare vagrant in the southern part of the Lake Baikal area. The first wintering trial.
Japanese Waxwing (Bombycilla japonica)
© Yuri Karpov
Slyudyanka, Irkutsk Region
A rare record much west from the species range.
Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
© Sergey L. Volkov
Vitimsky nature reserve, Northern Transbaikalia
Rare vagrant in northern Trans-Baikal area
Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
© Konstantin Samodurow
Reliable winter photo registration in the Tomsk region. Earlier, finches were observed several times in last days of November, but the nature of their further staying remained in question.
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
© Alexandr Belyaev
Altajskij kraj, Kosihinskij r-n, p. Ukrainskij
A host of this Cuckoo fledgling is Grasshopper Warbler. An occasional nest paratisism by Cuckoo on this species, which is not mentioned in the known list of Cuckoo's host species.