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Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Dmytro Komarovskyi

A Rare vagrant species. In addition to the Crimea, it is periodically observed in Sivash lake, where a case of nesting was noted in 2017, and in the North-Western Black Sea Coast.

Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

© Yuriy Kodrul
Kherson Oblast, Shpindiyar lowering

Rare migratory species. For the second year in a row it is observed in the south of Kherson region. The first bird was noted by Yuriy Kodrul together with V. Gedziuk and K. Pylypiuk. Later that day, Oleg Rozhko and Andriy Miskov photographed another male at the specified point. The difficulty of identifying the species is due to the similarity with the Common Kestrel, especially in females and juvenile birds.<br>UPD: On September 3, another female was photographed by O. Burkovsky and R. Yaremchuk near the village of Port in the Odesa region.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Valentyn Pylypyshyn
Kyiv oblast, Kyiv reservoir

Rare vagrant species. 24-th record in Ukraine.

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Inna Kyselova

A rare vagrant species. Last year, a young bird was observed near the Kyrylivka village, Zaporizhia region.

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)

© Andrey Mis\'kov

Rare migratory, in the past nesting species. In 2020, several observers also noted these birds in the Kherson region. 25.08.21 and 28.08.21 at least 18 more birds on the lowering near the village Novomykhailivka, Kherson region were observed by Yuriy Kodrul, Vladislav Gedzuk and Konstantin Pylipyuk - potentially the largest number of simultaneously observed individuals of the species for the last 20 years.

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