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Особливості визначення очеретянок та кобилочок на фото та в природі..

2020-08-25 | Igor Kozytsky

Очеретянка чи Кобилочка.Мова про порівняння пари очеретянка ставкова-чагарникова з кобилочкою солов'їною - найбільш розповсюдженних у нас птахів в однотипному біотопі (очерет з сусідством чагарників).Очеретянка (як ставкова, так і чагарникова). Характерні риси.Загальний тон забарвлення – оливковий (чагарникова), рудувато-бурий (ставкова), більш яскравий рудий (молодь обох видів).На противагу – кобилочка має більш темний коричневий колір навесні (дорослі птахи), та більш насичений рудо-коричневий молодь в осінь. В загальному сенсі очеретянки [...... read more ]


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Kiev reservoir. 22.08.2020

2020-08-23 | Andrew Simon

The plan was to visit the forest near Suvid, and part of the way there could be chosen along the reservoir, which we did together with a colleague from Belarus, Ludmila. The season, to be honest, is not the best for bird watching in the reservoir, but I was still curious, although I could not see large flocks of birds. The first bird we met was Black-headed Gull. A little further on the stones Caspian Gulls were sitting together with the Black-headed Gulls, mallards, gray heron, cormorant and floated a lonely Common Pochard. A little further south we managed to see a small duck that sailed from the shore in the sun. It was defined as Common Goldeneye. Immediately behind the yachtclube in the corner found a few waders: 2-3 Common Sandpiper and one Dunlin. Together with them ran white wagtails of different ages. In general, the white wagtails were evenly distributed throughout the parapet. While photographing the balls arrived individuals of 5-6 large cormorants. Along [...... read more ]


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Lesser Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-29

Rare vagrant and wintering species. There is no reliable information on nesting in the last 10 years. At the same time the species is also observed in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The first confirmed record in Odesa region.


Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Yuriy Kodrul
2021-12-12
Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.


Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

© Aleksandr Arhipov
2021-12-03
Kuchurhan, Odesa district

Black-throated Accentor is a new species in the fauna of Ukraine. It is a rare vagrant species in Europe, most observed during the autumn migration. This year, three observations on Europe in general, in particular, the first record for the country also in Poland.


Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-03

Vary Rare vagrant species in East Europe. The first record in Ukraine.

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unidentified birds


2022-07-31

Василь Боднар: Це синяк, бо нема білої плями на шиї як у припутня і клюв не темний, як у сизаря.

2022-07-20

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2022-07-17

Яков Степанов: На двух фото разные птицы. Кто на первой затрудняюсь сказать, а на второй - ремез.

2022-07-17

Яков Степанов: Ремез

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