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2017-10-17. Lee Tao: Brown-headed Gull.

2017-10-12. liang nigulayi: Common Pheasant, Grey-backed Shrike, Long-tailed Shrike, Brown-headed Gull, Brown-headed Gull, Yellow-browed Warbler, Golden Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Rosy Starling, Oriental Turtle Dove, Hill Pigeon, Laughing Dove, Long-tailed Shrike, Red-billed Chough, European Roller, Rock Bunting, Bluethroat, Hume's Whitethroat, Yellow-browed Warbler, Little Bunting, Lammergeier, White-browned Tit Warber, White-browned Tit Warber, Red-mantled Rosefinch, Red-fronted Serin, Azure Tit, Variable Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Blue-capped Redstart, Isabelline Shrike, Common Pheasant, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Hoopoe, Common Chiff-chaff, Spotted Great Rosefinch, Common Raven, Mountain Chiff-chaff, Smoky Warbler, White-winged Redstart, wolf old wolf: Black-throated Diver, Horned Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Great White Pelican, Dalmatian Pelican, Greater Flamingo, Little Grebe, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Grey Heron, black lark: Coal Tit, Rough-legged Hawk, Goldcrest, Eurasian Nuthatch, Eastern Buzzard, Common Wood Pigeon, Common Kestrel, Azure Tit, Long-eared Owl, Upland Buzzard, Eurasian Collared Dove.

2017-10-11. Important Bird records: Pectoral Sandpiper, Lee Tao: Common Pheasant, Lesser Whitethroat, Blue-capped Redstart, Hume's Leaf Warbler, Isabelline Shrike, Azure Tit, Variable Wheatear, Red-mantled Rosefinch, Alpine Chough, Black Redstart, Eurasian Crag Martin, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Spotted Great Rosefinch, Lammergeier, Brown Accentor, Twite, Golden Eagle, Common Raven, Sulphur-bellied Warbler, Mongolian Finch, White-winged Redstart, Hume's Whitethroat, Long-tailed Shrike, Himalayan Griffon, Common Cuckoo, Isabelline Wheatear, House Sparrow, Isabelline Shrike, Common Starling, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Common Merganser, Hume's Whitethroat, Grey-backed Shrike, Pallas's Bunting, Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch.

2017-10-10. xukangping: Blue-capped Redstart, black lark: Himalayan Griffon, Steppe Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Eurasian Sparrow Hawk, Little Owl, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Rufous-tailed Shrike, European Turtle Dove, Crested Lark, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Red-crested Pochard, Common Crane, Upland Buzzard, Saxaul Sparrow, Chukar Partridge, Northern Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Collared Pratincole, Northern Shoveler, European Nightjar, European Nightjar, Rufous-tailed Shrike, Barred Warbler, European Turtle Dove, Stock Dove, Rosy Starling, Coal Tit, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eurasian Jackdaw, Common Magpie, Rock Bunting.

2017-10-09. black lark: Water Pipit, Water Pipit, Bluethroat, Water Pipit, Rock Ptarmigan, Altai Accentor, Rock Ptarmigan, Eurasian Dotterel, Willow Ptarmigan.

2017-10-08. black lark: Eastern Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Azure Tit, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Grey Heron, Pallas's Gull, Common Kestrel, Upland Buzzard, White Wagtail, Black-throated Thrush, Black-headed Gull, Black-winged Stilt, Temminck's Stint.

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recent comments

2017-10-21. to photo # 00340081601 (Red-breasted Flycatcher)

Paul Holt: Fabulous photo of a first-winter!

2017-10-21. to photo # 00340082303 (Smoky Warbler)

Paul Holt: Looks like a Chiffchaff - sorry

2017-10-14. to photo # 00100123801 (Water Pipit)

black lark: OK,Thank you Askar!

2017-10-14. to photo # 00100105802 (White Wagtail)

black lark: Thanks!

2017-10-14. to photo # 00100116401 (Eurasian Sparrow Hawk)

black lark: Thank you Askar!

2017-10-14. to photo # 00340081501 (Common Pheasant)

苟军: 非常典型的雉鸡莎车亚种Phasianus colchicus shawii

2017-10-14. to photo # 00340081101 (Variable Wheatear)

苟军: 东方斑䳭的特征不明显,和白顶䳭很难鉴别

2017-10-14. to photo # 00170087701 (Hume's Whitethroat)

苟军: 在帕米尔高原沙棘林里繁殖的是休氏白喉林莺,但迁徙期白喉林莺、沙白喉林莺及休氏白喉林莺都有,识别难度很大呀

2017-10-14. to photo # 00340081601 (Red-breasted Flycatcher)

苟军: 非常好的照片!

2017-10-14. to photo # 00340082303 (Smoky Warbler)

苟军: 整体羽色偏浅,应该不是烟柳莺。叽咋柳莺/东方叽咋柳莺?

2017-10-14. to photo # 00340078701 (Brown-headed Gull)

苟军: 赞!在现场看成了红嘴鸥,还好北山羊拍到了飞版,初级飞羽上的白斑特征非常明显。

2017-10-14. to photo # 00340080601 (White-browned Tit Warber)

Askar Isabekov: 非常好!

2017-10-13. to photo # 00660011902 (Blue-capped Redstart)

Askar Isabekov: Female Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus cearuleocephalus)

2017-10-12. to photo # 00660011902 (Blue-capped Redstart)

老狼 (北方老狼): 蓝头红尾鸲雌鸟,体羽褐色,眼圈皮黄,腹部及尾下覆羽白色,尾上覆羽棕色,尾褐色而具狭窄的棕色羽缘。

2017-10-11. to photo # 00170084601 (Lesser Whitethroat)

子韬: 谢谢Askar!

2017-10-11. to photo # 00310008201 (Pectoral Sandpiper)

Isabekov Askar: I posted information in

2017-10-11. to photo # 00310008201 (Pectoral Sandpiper)

苟军: Great!

2017-10-11. to photo # 00310008201 (Pectoral Sandpiper)

a龙: 2017年度新疆鸟类分布新记录

2017-10-11. to photo # 00660011901 (Blue-capped Redstart)

梁勇新疆北山羊: 好似北灰鹟。

2017-10-11. to photo # 00170084601 (Lesser Whitethroat)

Askar Isabekov: Unfortunately this is Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) not Hume's Whitethroat. Latter has the mantle without brown.

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Big Year 2017

1. liang nigulayi (256)
2. Lee Tao (241)
3. black lark (129)
4. Binzhao Lv (123)
5. jack A (110)

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


Paul Holt: Siberian Chiffchaff


Paul Holt: A moulting juvenile to first-winter Common Starling


Askar Isabekov: 叽喳柳莺 (Phylloscopus collybita)


梁勇新疆北山羊: 白头鹀的雌。


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