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2018-02-25. Rezaq Hassan: Common Kestrel, Reed Bunting, Rock Dove, Whooper Swan.

2018-02-24. Rezaq Hassan: White-browned Tit Warber, Bearded Reedling, Great Gray Shrike, Marmot: White-crowned Penduline Tit, White-crowned Penduline Tit, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, White-winged Woodpecker, Common Chaffinch, Azure Tit, Crested Lark, Red-crested Pochard, Common Merganser, Water Pipit, Desert Finch, Binzhao Lv: Great Gray Shrike, Horned Lark, Daurian Partridge, Saker Falcon, Common Starling, Hawfinch, Wallcreeper, White-throated Dipper, Eurasian Wren, Common Raven, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Laughing Dove, Naumann's Thrush, Saxaul Sparrow, Eversmann's Redstart, Blue-capped Redstart, Chukar Partridge, Water Pipit, Dusky Thrush, Ibisbill, Black-throated Thrush, Buff-bellied Pipit, European Robin, Red-throated Thrush, Pallas's Gull, Common Merganser, Yellow-legged Gull, Mew Gull, Common Goldeneye, Common Pochard, Northern Pintail, White Wagtail, Ferruginous Pochard, Eurasian Coot, Mongolian Gull, Red-crested Pochard, Gadwall, Whooper Swan, Great Egret.

2018-02-23. Rezaq Hassan: Red-crested Pochard, Common Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Reed Bunting, Gloden Euphratica: Brambling, Daurian Partridge, Rock Sparrow, Rough-legged Hawk, liang nigulayi: Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, Solitary Snipe, Azure-winged Magpie, Turkestan Tit, House Sparrow, Great Tit, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Common Raven, Large-billed Crow, Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Eversmann's Redstart, Blue-capped Redstart, Little Grebe, Water Pipit, Naumann's Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Saxaul Sparrow, Ibisbill, Buff-bellied Pipit, European Robin, Red-throated Thrush, Laughing Dove, European Greenfinch, Common Merganser, Yellow-legged Gull, Mew Gull, Pallas's Gull, Common Pochard, Common Goldeneye, Northern Pintail, Smew, White Wagtail, Ferruginous Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Mongolian Gull, Gadwall, White Wagtail, Eurasian Coot, Eurasian Wren.

2018-02-22. wen zhimin: Himalayan Griffon, Snowy Owl, White-tailed Sea Eagle.

2018-02-21. Rezaq Hassan: Eversmann's Redstart, Smew, Common Merganser, Pallas's Gull, Mongolian Gull, Tarim Babbler, Common Pochard, Marmot: White-crowned Penduline Tit, Bearded Reedling, Graylag Goose, Great Cormorant, Common Moorhen, Taiga Bean Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Crane, European Robin, Black-throated Thrush, Azure Tit, Eversmann's Redstart, Carrion Crow, wen zhimin: Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Bearded Reedling, Saxaul Sparrow, Water Rail, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Eastern Buzzard, Great Gray Shrike, Grey Heron, Great Bittern, Solitary Snipe, Chukar Partridge, Hill Pigeon, Carrion Crow, Brown Accentor, Common Magpie, Common Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Red-mantled Rosefinch, Upland Buzzard, Gou Jun: Rough-legged Hawk, Snowy Owl, Hooded Crow.

2018-02-20. Rezaq Hassan: Red-mantled Rosefinch, Saxaul Sparrow.

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recent comments

2018-02-25. to photo # 00920017703 (Rock Dove)

热扎克·艾山: 哎呀,怎么红嘴山鸦混进来了!

2018-02-24. to photo # 00650023001 (White-crowned Penduline Tit)

Andrey Kovalenko:

2018-02-24. to photo # 00650024001 (Water Pipit)

Andrey Kovalenko: Water Pipit.

2018-02-24. to photo # 00650023302 (Common Greenshank)

土拨鼠: 与红脚鹬混群。

2018-02-22. to photo # 00650021701 (White-crowned Penduline Tit)

Andrey Kovalenko: Honestly, I would write all your similar Pendulinus like a coronatus ...

2018-02-22. to photo # 00650021701 (White-crowned Penduline Tit)

Andrey Kovalenko: On the good side, all three possible forms (coronatus, stoliczkae, jaxarticus) are the closest to each other and should rather be combined into a coronatus group (the whole issue in the real status of this group). If we consider all the subspecies of [....]

2018-02-21. to photo # 01000000201 (Common Buzzard)

苟军: 非常好的照片!感谢分享

2018-02-21. to photo # 01000000201 (Common Buzzard)

苟军: 欧亚鵟的一个色型或亚种

2018-02-21. to photo # 00650021701 (White-crowned Penduline Tit)

土拨鼠: 欧亚攀雀?Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus ?

2018-02-21. to photo # 00920016001 (Saxaul Sparrow)

Isabekov Askar: I moved these birds to Saxaul Sparrow

2018-02-21. to photo # 00920016101 (Eversmann's Redstart)

Askar Isabekov: Great!

2018-02-20. to photo # 01000000201 (Common Buzzard)

vincentW: Thanks a lot for your identification, Mr. Kovalenko.

2018-02-18. to photo # 00950001401 (Desert Wheatear)

苟军: 白顶即雌鸟,拍摄时间有误?

2018-02-17. to photo # 00950001401 (Desert Wheatear)

Askar Isabekov: Please note white bases of outer tail feathers. This bird is female Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka). Please change laso the date of shooting.

2018-02-16. to post # 20170327000101 (New record of Pygmy Cormorant close to Xinjiang border)

苟军: Great!thanKs

2018-02-16. to post # 20170327000101 (New record of Pygmy Cormorant close to Xinjiang border)

Askar Isabekov: 5 days ago I found Pygmy Cormorant in Sorbulak lakes, Ili river valley. In 2017 Pygmy Cormorant also was found as a breeding bird in Alakol lake. So the chance of Xinjiang birdwatchers to view this bird is much increased.

2018-02-13. to photo # 00950001301 (Yellow-legged Gull)

Askar Isabekov: really strange Gull, not Larus cachinnans in my opinion, may be Larus ridibundus. Dear hpx, could you add spme more photos of this Gull to series, please?

2018-02-12. to photo # 00920015801 (Common Buzzard)

热扎克·艾山: 这是某种鵟吗?

2018-02-12. to photo # 00920015405 (Desert Finch)

热扎克·艾山: I'm glad to share it with you, Mr Askar Isabekov

2018-02-11. to photo # 00180003101 (Great Bittern)

Askar Isabekov: Great!

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Big Year 2018

1. liang nigulayi (100)
2. Binzhao Lv (72)
3. Marmot (63)
4. Rezaq Hassan (48)
5. yang feifei (41)

rare birds records

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

© Important Bird records
Kuohongqi, Qapqal County

On Sept. 26, 2017, RENGONG photographed a sandpiper in the Kuohongqi, Qapqal, Xinjiang. After checking with several experts and relevant references, the bird was identified as a Calidris melanotos. According to Zheng (2011)and Ma (2011), this was a new bird record in Xinjiang.

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.

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unidentified birds


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Andrey Kovalenko: japonicus. )


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Andrey Kovalenko: 普通鵟


苟军: 算啥也不合适

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