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2017-01-18. tuboshu: Desert Finch, Mandarin Duck, Eurasian Spoonbill, Common Starling, Azure Tit, Western Osprey, abcd no: Ruddy Turnstone, Kentish Plover, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Lapwing, Pied Avocet, Common Shelduck.

2017-01-17. Allan Linn: Griffon Vulture.

2017-01-12. Binzhao Lv: Pied Wheatear, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Isabelline Wheatear, yang feifei: Bohemian Waxwing, Whooper Swan.

2017-01-08. yang feifei: Black-necked Crane, Barn Swallow, Ruddy Shelduck, Brandt's Mountain Finch, Hill Pigeon, Brandt's Mountain Finch, Hume's Short-toed Lark, Hume's Short-toed Lark, Black Redstart, Common Redshank, Brown-headed Gull, Pied Avocet, Greater Sand Plover, Northern Pintail, Northern Pintail, Graylag Goose, Greater Sand Plover, Eurasian Wigeon, Himalayan Snowcock, Tibetan Snowcock, Tibetan Snowcock, White-winged Snowfinch, Robin Accentor, Western Osprey, Wood Sandpiper, Black Stork, Black-winged Stilt, Pallas's Sandgrouse, Desert Whitethroat, Spotted Great Rosefinch, Plain Mountain Finch, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Eurasian Crag Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Great Rosefinch, Ground Tit, White-browned Tit Warber, Brown Accentor, Black Redstart, Common Chiff-chaff, Citrine Wagtail, Twite, Pintail Snipe, Hill Pigeon, Common Kestrel, Rufous-necked Snowfinch, Tibetan Lark, Cinereous Vulture, Isabelline Shrike, Desert Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Tibetan Lark.

2017-01-07. yang feifei: Whooper Swan, European Greenfinch, Azure Tit, Black-throated Thrush, Common Starling, Mallard, Eurasian Sparrow Hawk, Common Chaffinch, Azure-winged Magpie.

2017-01-05. Binzhao Lv: Horned Lark, black lark: Horned Lark, Brown Accentor, Black Lark, Upland Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Upland Buzzard.

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recent comments

2017-01-18. to photo # 00140006101 (Northern Pintail)

Isabekov Askar: Birds on photo is male Mallards (note blue wing mirror + large pale bill) in moulting (note dark heads with pale edges of fresh feathers), like this one. Male Mallard moults from June to September. I think date (beginning of May is incorrect). Please [....]

2017-01-18. to photo # 00060011602 (Griffon Vulture)

a龙: thanks a lot!

2017-01-17. to photo # 00060011602 (Griffon Vulture)

Isabekov Askar: In my opinion it's Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) because birds has rufous color in all underparts including underwings, but Himalayan Vulture has either white (adult) or streacked dark-brown (juv) in underparts. Identification of Gyps Vultures. by Per [....]

2017-01-17. to photo # 00060011601 (Griffon Vulture)

a龙: 兀鹫还是高山兀鹫?
my litter brother told me, that his friend sent the photo to him and then he let me to identify it.
it's queried to me about Himalayan Vulture and Gyps fulvus? can you identify it?

2017-01-16. to photo # 00140008601 (Black Redstart)

苟军: 赭红尾鸲

2017-01-16. to photo # 00140008701 (Common Chiff-chaff)

苟军: 黑嘴、黑腿,叽咋柳莺。

2017-01-16. to photo # 00140006401 (Eurasian Wigeon)

苟军: 赤颈鸭、赤膀鸭和骨顶鸡。

2017-01-16. to photo # 00140005501 (Common Redshank)

苟军: 红脚鹬

2017-01-13. to photo # 00620009002 (Spotted Great Rosefinch)

苟军: 应该还是大朱雀(Spotted Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla),拟大朱雀(Streaked Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilloides)的背部有明显的纵纹。

2017-01-12. to photo # 00140005001 (Hill Pigeon)

苟军: 右边那只尾部漏出了白色,很可能是岩鸽,最好能找到尾部的片子确认。

2017-01-12. to photo # 00140006801 (White-winged Snowfinch)

苟军: 褐翅雪雀?

2017-01-12. to photo # 00140005301 (Hume's Short-toed Lark)

苟军: Hume's Short-toed Lark · Calandrella acutirostris

2017-01-12. to photo # 00140005201 (Hume's Short-toed Lark)

苟军: 细嘴短趾百灵----Hume's Short-toed Lark · Calandrella acutirostris

2017-01-12. to photo # 00140008201 (Spotted Great Rosefinch)

苟军: 北部纵纹很浅,大朱雀。

2017-01-12. to photo # 00620010201 (Pied Wheatear)

苟军: 白顶即雌鸟

2017-01-12. to photo # 00620010401 (Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush)

苟军: 白背矶鸫雌鸟

2017-01-12. to photo # 00620002802 (Kentish Plover)

苟军: 环颈鸻及雏鸟----AD and chick Charadrius alexandrinus

2017-01-12. to photo # 00620002401 (Common Pochard)

苟军: 红头潜鸭雌鸟---Female Aythya ferina

2017-01-12. to photo # 00190019501 (Hybrid Shrike)

苟军: Thanks Askar!

2017-01-12. to photo # 00140007801 (Common Raven)

苟军: Agree Corvus corax

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Big Year 2017

1. black lark (6)
2. tuboshu (1)

rare birds records

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Important Bird records

8 May 2011, photo by Kashi bird watching society from Shufu County, has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

© Important Bird records

1 September 2012, photo by Tao Li from Qinggeda Lake, has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Important Bird records
Aketao kalakule lake

17 September 2014, photo by Yinxin Peng from Karakul Lake, has been confirmed as a new record of birds in China.

Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon)

© Important Bird records
wulumuqi wulabo

Cyдиловская (1936) reported this species in Tien Shan, China. Although the landform and climatic conditions of Xinjiang are similar to those of eastern Kazakhstan, there have been no other reports for decades and as the original report lacked sufficient detail Moustached Warbler was not added to the Chinese checklist. This recent discovery of Moustached Warbler clears up some of the historical doubts and the species can now be safely added to the Chinese avifauna.

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unidentified birds


Isabekov Askar: My congratulation! So close to Urumqi!


苟军: 芦鹀----Emberiza schoeniclus


胡杨戈壁: 蜂鹰


飞之羽: 布氏苇莺?


black lark: 是的,回来才发现,而且也只有这张照片,就是在拍到红喉歌鸲之前十几分钟拍到它的。

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