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Big Year 2014

The winner will submit the pictures of the largest number of bird species taken on the territory of our country during this year.

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2013

supported by "Bloomsbury Publishing" / rewards

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2014
10. Belyalov Oleg (150)
15. Silan Serg (134)
16. Zuban Ivan (134)
19. Magazov Aibar (127)
21. Zenkov Valentin (125)
23. Malkov Yuriy (107)
25. Kim Natali (79)
27. Iskakov Timur (69)
31. Lyakhov Oleg (53)
36. Meek Albert (42)
44. Yasko Anna (28)
47. Voronova Vera (26)
52. Gubin Boris (19)
56. Vayman Danil (16)
57. Isakul Elnur (15)
58. Dalnova Olga (14)
61. Sarayev Fedor (11)
69. Ashby Sveta (4)
76. Belyaev Ivan (2)
79. Ortlieb Leon (2)
83. Can Fikret (1)
86. Karpov Fedor (1)
88. Popov Roman (1)
91. San Lyudmila (1)
97. Zhazel Gabas (1)

all species photographed in 2014


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Eastern Buzzard (2014-01-01)
2. Rough-legged Buzzard (2014-01-01)
3. Rock Pigeon (2014-01-01)
4. Common Redpoll (2014-01-01)
5. Common Kestrel (2014-01-01)
6. Great Tit (2014-01-01)
7. Mistle Thrush (2014-01-01)
8. Black-throated Thrush (2014-01-01)
9. Yellowhammer (2014-01-01)
10. Northern Bullfinch (2014-01-01)
11. Smew (2014-01-01)
12. Goosander (2014-01-01)
13. Bohemian Waxwing (2014-01-01)
14. Common Chaffinch (2014-01-01)
15. Eurasian Blackbird (2014-01-01)
16. Red-throated Thrush (2014-01-01)
17. Redwing (2014-01-01)
18. European Robin (2014-01-01)
19. Eurasian Siskin (2014-01-01)
20. Brambling (2014-01-01)
21. Lesser Whitethroat (2014-01-01)
22. Cinereous Vulture (2014-01-01)
23. Common Mynah (2014-01-01)
24. White-winged Grosbeak (2014-01-01)
25. Goldcrest (2014-01-01)
26. Rook (2014-01-01)
27. Hooded Crow (2014-01-01)
28. Great Grey Shrike (2014-01-01)
29. Great White Egret (2014-01-01)
30. Water Rail (2014-01-01)
31. Common Goldeneye (2014-01-02)
32. Tree Sparrow (2014-01-02)
33. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2014-01-02)
34. Mallard (2014-01-02)
35. Common Raven (2014-01-02)
36. Golden Eagle (2014-01-02)
37. Long-eared Owl (2014-01-02)
38. Black-Billed Magpie (2014-01-02)
39. Ibisbill (2014-01-02)
40. Eurasian Collared Dove (2014-01-02)
41. Long-legged Buzzard (2014-01-02)
42. Fieldfare (2014-01-03)
43. Northern Goshawk (2014-01-03)
44. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2014-01-03)
45. Laughing Dove (2014-01-03)
46. Eurasian Dipper (2014-01-03)
47. Brown Dipper (2014-01-03)
48. Lammergeier (2014-01-03)
49. Solitary Snipe (2014-01-03)
50. Eversmann's Redstart (2014-01-03)
51. Long-tailed Tit (2014-01-03)
52. Yellow-billed Chough (2014-01-03)
53. Common Buzzard (2014-01-03)
54. Carrion Crow (2014-01-03)
55. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2014-01-03)
56. Barbary Falcon (2014-01-03)
57. Green Sandpiper (2014-01-03)
58. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2014-01-04)
59. Yellow-breasted Tit (2014-01-04)
60. European Greenfinch (2014-01-04)
61. Northern Black Grouse (2014-01-05)
62. White-Backed Woodpecker (2014-01-05)
63. Eurasian Goldfinch (2014-01-05)
64. Pine Bunting (2014-01-05)
65. Meadow Bunting (2014-01-05)
66. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2014-01-06)
67. Eurasian Nuthatch (2014-01-06)
68. Willow Tit (2014-01-06)
69. Eurasian Jackdaw (2014-01-06)
70. Common Sparrowhawk (2014-01-06)
71. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2014-01-07)
72. Little Owl (2014-01-07)
73. Common Pochard (2014-01-07)
74. House Sparrow (2014-01-07)
75. Bearded Tit (2014-01-07)
76. Common Coot (2014-01-08)
77. Tufted Duck (2014-01-08)
78. Mute Swan (2014-01-08)
79. Caspian Gull (2014-01-08)
80. Black-headed Gull (2014-01-08)
81. Hawfinch (2014-01-08)
82. Turkestan Tit (2014-01-09)
83. Red Crossbill (2014-01-10)
84. White-winged Crossbill (2014-01-10)
85. Common Treecreeper (2014-01-10)
86. Common Starling (2014-01-10)
87. Common Kingfisher (2014-01-10)
88. Little Egret (2014-01-10)
89. Great Rosefinch (2014-01-11)
90. Water Pipit (2014-01-11)
91. Baikal Bullfinch (2014-01-11)
92. Crested Lark (2014-01-11)
93. Eurasian Linnet (2014-01-11)
94. Corn Bunting (2014-01-11)
95. Northern Reed Bunting (2014-01-11)
96. Mew Gull (2014-01-11)
97. Steppe Eagle (2014-01-11)
98. Little Grebe (2014-01-11)
99. Hen Harrier (2014-01-11)
100. Grey Heron (2014-01-11)
101. Ferruginous Duck (2014-01-11)
102. Calandra Lark (2014-01-11)
103. Daurian Jackdaw (2014-01-12)
104. Blyth's Rosefinch (2014-01-12)
105. Upland Buzzard (2014-01-12)
106. Common Pheasant (2014-01-12)
107. Merlin (2014-01-12)
108. Twite (2014-01-12)
109. Azure Tit (2014-01-12)
110. Dunlin (2014-01-13)
111. Whooper Swan (2014-01-13)
112. Saker Falcon (2014-01-13)
113. Great Cormorant (2014-01-13)
114. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2014-01-13)
115. Black-throated Accentor (2014-01-15)
116. Pine Grosbeak (2014-01-15)
117. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2014-01-18)
118. Griffon Vulture (2014-01-18)
119. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2014-01-18)
120. Red-fronted Serin (2014-01-18)
121. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2014-01-18)
122. Snow Bunting (2014-01-20)
123. Glaucous Gull (2014-01-21)
124. Dalmatian Pelican (2014-01-22)
125. Horned Lark (2014-01-22)
126. Black Woodpecker (2014-01-24)
127. Asian Rosy-Finch (2014-01-25)
128. White-Winged Woodpecker (2014-01-26)
129. Grey Partridge (2014-01-29)
130. Brown Accentor (2014-02-01)
131. Red-billed Chough (2014-02-01)
132. Brandt's Rosefinch (2014-02-01)
133. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2014-02-02)
134. White-winged Snowfinch (2014-02-02)
135. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2014-02-02)
136. Wallcreeper (2014-02-02)
137. Coal Tit (2014-02-02)
138. Songar Tit (2014-02-02)
139. Short-eared Owl (2014-02-02)
140. Northern Wren (2014-02-02)
141. Common Snipe (2014-02-02)
142. Red-breasted Merganser (2014-02-04)
143. Greater Scaup (2014-02-05)
144. Pallas's Rosefinch (2014-02-08)
145. Gadwall (2014-02-10)
146. Eurasian Jay (2014-02-11)
147. Pygmy Cormorant (2014-02-12)
148. Chukar Partridge (2014-02-13)
149. Black Lark (2014-02-15)
150. White Wagtail (2014-02-16)
151. Wood Pigeon (2014-02-17)
152. Northern Hazelhen (2014-02-18)
153. Stock Pigeon (2014-02-20)
154. Sky Lark (2014-02-22)
155. Northern Pintail (2014-02-22)
156. White-winged Lark (2014-02-22)
157. Common Teal (2014-02-22)
158. Eurasian Wigeon (2014-02-22)
159. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2014-02-25)
160. Bean Goose (2014-02-26)
161. Montagu's Harrier (2014-02-26)
162. Masked Wagtail (2014-02-28)
163. Meadow Pipit (2014-03-01)
164. Ruddy Shelduck (2014-03-01)
165. Spotted Nutcracker (2014-03-03)
166. Indian Sparrow (2014-03-03)
167. Peregrine Falcon (2014-03-04)
168. Great Bustard (2014-03-05)
169. Western Marsh-Harrier (2014-03-05)
170. Eurasian Woodcock (2014-03-08)
171. Isabelline Wheatear (2014-03-10)
172. Isabelline Shrike (2014-03-10)
173. Crimson-winged Finch (2014-03-12)
174. Rock Bunting (2014-03-13)
175. Blue Tit (2014-03-13)
176. Hoopoe (2014-03-16)
177. Pied Wheatear (2014-03-16)
178. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2014-03-16)
179. Black Kite (2014-03-16)
180. Pallas's Gull (2014-03-16)
181. Northern Shoveler (2014-03-16)
182. Ruff (2014-03-16)
183. Northern Lapwing (2014-03-16)
184. Greater Short-toed Lark (2014-03-16)
185. Citrine Wagtail (2014-03-16)
186. Red-crested Pochard (2014-03-16)
187. Oriental Lark (2014-03-17)
188. Tree Pipit (2014-03-20)
189. White Stork (2014-03-21)
190. Greater Spotted Eagle (2014-03-21)
191. Black Stork (2014-03-21)
192. Common Crane (2014-03-21)
193. Demoiselle Crane (2014-03-21)
194. Common Oystercatcher (2014-03-21)
195. Desert Finch (2014-03-22)
196. Turkestan Shrike (2014-03-22)
197. Common Chiffchaff (2014-03-22)
198. Common Redshank (2014-03-22)
199. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2014-03-22)
200. Rock Sparrow (2014-03-22)
201. Steppe Grey Shrike (2014-03-22)
202. Little Ringed Plover (2014-03-22)
203. Bimaculated Lark (2014-03-22)
204. Bluethroat (2014-03-22)
205. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2014-03-22)
206. Northern Wheatear (2014-03-23)
207. Common Shelduck (2014-03-23)
208. Macqueen's Bustard (2014-03-23)
209. Pallid Harrier (2014-03-23)
210. Kentish Plover (2014-03-23)
211. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2014-03-23)
212. Greater White-fronted Goose (2014-03-23)
213. Song Thrush (2014-03-24)
214. Baraba Steppe Gull (2014-03-24)
215. Black-headed Wagtail (2014-03-24)
216. Greylag Goose (2014-03-24)
217. White-tailed Lapwing (2014-03-25)
218. Common Swift (2014-03-25)
219. Black Redstart (2014-03-25)
220. Eurasian Spoonbill (2014-03-25)
221. Bewick's Swan (2014-03-29)
222. White-headed Duck (2014-03-29)
223. Common Stonechat (2014-03-30)
224. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2014-03-30)
225. Barn Swallow (2014-04-01)
226. Great Crested Grebe (2014-04-01)
227. Osprey (2014-04-01)
228. Long-tailed Duck (2014-04-01)
229. Desert Wheatear (2014-04-01)
230. Booted Eagle (2014-04-01)
231. Tawny Pipit (2014-04-01)
232. Grey Wagtail (2014-04-04)
233. Marsh Sandpiper (2014-04-05)
234. Garganey (2014-04-06)
235. Eurasian Redstart (2014-04-07)
236. Black-winged Stilt (2014-04-07)
237. Cetti's Warbler (2014-04-08)
238. Boreal Owl (2014-04-08)
239. Yellow Wagtail (2014-04-08)
240. Lesser Kestrel (2014-04-09)
241. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2014-04-09)
242. Pied Avocet (2014-04-10)
243. Striated Scops-Owl (2014-04-10)
244. Finsch's Wheatear (2014-04-10)
245. Menetries Warbler (2014-04-10)
246. Blue-capped Redstart (2014-04-10)
247. Eurasian Curlew (2014-04-11)
248. Black-Necked Grebe (2014-04-12)
249. Common Moorhen (2014-04-12)
250. Little Bustard (2014-04-12)
251. Slender-billed Gull (2014-04-12)
252. Oriental Turtle Dove (2014-04-12)
253. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2014-04-15)
254. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2014-04-16)
255. Hume's Warbler (2014-04-17)
256. Himalayan Vulture (2014-04-17)
257. Willow Warbler (2014-04-18)
258. Whinchat (2014-04-18)
259. Black-tailed Godwit (2014-04-18)
260. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2014-04-18)
261. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2014-04-19)
262. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2014-04-20)
263. Common Sandpiper (2014-04-20)
264. Temminck's Stint (2014-04-20)
265. Barnacle Goose (2014-04-20)
266. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2014-04-20)
267. Red-flanked Bluetail (2014-04-20)
268. Common Cuckoo (2014-04-22)
269. Long-tailed Shrike (2014-04-22)
270. Red-Necked Grebe (2014-04-22)
271. Eurasian Whimbrel (2014-04-22)
272. Bar-tailed Godwit (2014-04-23)
273. Eurasian Wryneck (2014-04-24)
274. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2014-04-24)
275. Spotted Redshank (2014-04-24)
276. Caspian Tern (2014-04-24)
277. Sociable Lapwing (2014-04-24)
278. Caspian Plover (2014-04-25)
279. Common Tern (2014-04-26)
280. Eurasian Hobby (2014-04-26)
281. Lesser Grey Shrike (2014-04-26)
282. Eurasian Roller (2014-04-26)
283. Red-breasted Goose (2014-04-26)
284. Glossy Ibis (2014-04-27)
285. Common Nightingale (2014-04-27)
286. Pale Sand Martin (2014-04-27)
287. Great White Pelican (2014-04-28)
288. Asian Desert Warbler (2014-04-28)
289. Pander's Ground-Jay (2014-04-28)
290. Red-headed Bunting (2014-04-28)
291. Pied Flycatcher (2014-04-28)
292. Grey-necked Bunting (2014-04-29)
293. Ortolan Bunting (2014-04-29)
294. Arctic Loon (2014-04-30)
295. European Bee-eater (2014-05-01)
296. Slavonian Grebe (2014-05-01)
297. Little Bittern (2014-05-01)
298. Eurasian Bittern (2014-05-02)
299. Rosy Starling (2014-05-02)
300. Thrush Nightingale (2014-05-02)
301. Paddyfield Warbler (2014-05-02)
302. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2014-05-02)
303. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2014-05-02)
304. Great Reed Warbler (2014-05-02)
305. Shikra (2014-05-02)
306. Spanish Sparrow (2014-05-02)
307. Gull-billed Tern (2014-05-02)
308. Little Tern (2014-05-02)
309. Altai Snowcock (2014-05-02)
310. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2014-05-02)
311. Yellow-browed Warbler (2014-05-03)
312. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2014-05-03)
313. Red-backed Shrike (2014-05-03)
314. Spotted Flycatcher (2014-05-03)
315. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2014-05-03)
316. Wood Warbler (2014-05-03)
317. Common Rosefinch (2014-05-04)
318. European Turtle Dove (2014-05-04)
319. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2014-05-04)
320. Black-winged Pratincole (2014-05-04)
321. Greenish Warbler (2014-05-04)
322. Alpine Swift (2014-05-04)
323. Syke's Warbler (2014-05-04)
324. Red-footed Falcon (2014-05-04)
325. Hill Pigeon (2014-05-04)
326. Northern House Martin (2014-05-05)
327. Booted Warbler (2014-05-05)
328. Eurasian Dotterel (2014-05-05)
329. Sand Martin (2014-05-05)
330. Common Whitethroat (2014-05-07)
331. European Nightjar (2014-05-07)
332. Barred Warbler (2014-05-07)
333. White-winged Tern (2014-05-07)
334. Common Quail (2014-05-07)
335. Wood Sandpiper (2014-05-07)
336. Saxaul Sparrow (2014-05-08)
337. Brown-necked Raven (2014-05-08)
338. European Golden Oriole (2014-05-09)
339. Rufous Bush Robin (2014-05-09)
340. Relict Gull (2014-05-09)
341. Collared Pratincole (2014-05-09)
342. Greater Sand Plover (2014-05-10)
343. Black Tern (2014-05-10)
344. Arctic Warbler (2014-05-10)
345. Whiskered Tern (2014-05-11)
346. Sedge Warbler (2014-05-11)
347. Red-rumped Swallow (2014-05-12)
348. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2014-05-12)
349. Olive-backed Pipit (2014-05-12)
350. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2014-05-12)
351. Terek Sandpiper (2014-05-13)
352. Greater Ringed Plover (2014-05-13)
353. Common Greenshank (2014-05-13)
354. Red-necked Phalarope (2014-05-14)
355. Ruddy Turnstone (2014-05-14)
356. Sanderling (2014-05-14)
357. Curlew Sandpiper (2014-05-14)
358. Black-eared Wheatear (2014-05-14)
359. Blue Whistling Thrush (2014-05-15)
360. Hume's Whitethroat (2014-05-17)
361. White-capped Bunting (2014-05-17)
362. Blue Rock Thrush (2014-05-17)
363. Mongolian Finch (2014-05-17)
364. Egyptian Vulture (2014-05-18)
365. Red-throated Pipit (2014-05-18)
366. Little Stint (2014-05-20)
367. Arctic Skua (2014-05-21)
368. Purple Heron (2014-05-22)
369. Lesser Sand Plover (2014-05-23)
370. Greater Flamingo (2014-05-24)
371. Little Gull (2014-05-24)
372. Sandwich Tern (2014-05-24)
373. Black-headed Penduline Tit (2014-05-25)
374. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2014-05-25)
375. Garden Warbler (2014-05-25)
376. Black-crowned Night Heron (2014-05-25)
377. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2014-05-25)
378. Himalayan Accentor (2014-05-26)
379. Willow Ptarmigan (2014-05-26)
380. Grey Plover (2014-05-26)
381. Siberian Tit (2014-05-27)
382. Eurasian Crag Martin (2014-05-27)
383. Himalayan Rubythroat (2014-05-27)
384. Black-legged Kittiwake (2014-05-28)
385. Alpine Accentor (2014-05-29)
386. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2014-06-09)
388. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2014-06-15)
389. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2014-06-17)
390. Savi's Warbler (2014-06-18)
391. Pallas's Sea-Eagle (2014-06-21)
392. Pied Bushchat (2014-06-22)
393. Moustached Warbler (2014-06-22)
394. Daurian Partridge (2014-06-26)
395. White-winged Scoter (2014-06-28)
396. Dusky Warbler (2014-06-29)
397. Siberian Rubythroat (2014-06-30)
398. Himalayan Snowcock (2014-07-06)
399. Hume's Short-toed Lark (2014-07-17)
400. Taiga Flycatcher (2014-07-20)
402. Baillon's Crake (2014-08-10)
403. Levant Sparrowhawk (2014-08-15)
404. Siberian Jay (2014-08-20)
405. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2014-08-30)
406. Pacific Golden Plover (2014-09-06)
407. Long-billed Dowitcher (2014-09-07)
408. Siberian Crane (2014-09-11)
409. Rustic Bunting (2014-09-21)
410. Pomarine Skua (2014-09-24)
411. Buff-bellied Pipit (2014-09-25)
412. Eurasian Golden Plover (2014-09-28)
413. Ural Owl (2014-10-07)
414. Blackcap (2014-10-23)
415. Herring Gull (2014-10-23)
416. Jack Snipe (2014-10-25)
417. Pallas's Warbler (2014-10-27)
418. Little Bunting (2014-10-31)
419. Trumpeter Finch (2014-11-01)
420. Asian Short-toed Lark (2014-11-02)
421. Snowy Owl (2014-11-04)
422. Godlewski's Bunting (2014-11-04)
423. Indian Pond Heron (2014-12-13)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Belyaev Alexandr (264)
2. Isabekov Askar (260)
3. Gubin Boris (227)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (170)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (155)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (146)
8. Malkov Yuriy (137)
9. Nukusbekov Malik (132)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (123)

more...

rare birds records


Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby
2018-05-21
Kanshengel

Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, www.sibrids.ru) and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.


Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev
2018-05-06

New species for Sorbulak system.


Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-09
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

more rarities...

recent video

2018-06-21. Little Bittern (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-29. Common Nightingale (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2018-05-27. Common Nightingale (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2018-05-24. Sanderling (Anna Yasko), Common Cuckoo (Anna Yasko), Black-eared Wheatear (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-22. Sky Lark (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-04-13. Calandra Lark (Anna Yasko).

2018-04-07. Hoopoe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-19. Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko), Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-10. Crested Lark (Anna Yasko), Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

more video...

unidentified birds


2018-07-20

Нурлан: По мне, так это вполне нормальный хвост Центральноазиатского канюка, то есть мохноногого курганника. (Птицы Казахской ССР, там рисунок есть,
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2018-07-19

Анна Ясько: Видимо, степной орел. Желтые края рта уходят за глаз.

2018-07-17

Анна Ясько: С такими параметрами (окрас верха, цвет ног, пропорции) кроме травника никто и не подходит. Если смущает "кривизна" клюва, то достаточно приложить
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2018-07-17

Анна Ясько: Я пока перенесу на определение, может будут еще мнения - бледная береговушка или нет.

2018-07-15

И.Фефелов: вл всяком случае, самец, только 2cy (годовалого возраста), а не 3cy .

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