Some birds I encountered during a Biosphere Expeditons trip in the West-Karakul-River area, Kyrgyz Range, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan (other locations are indicated).

Many thanks to Manuel Schweizer, co-author of „Birds of Central Asia“, for identifying some of the following species.

Try this site for general information and mammals on this trip.

Altai Accentor (Prunella himalayana) – Himalaya-Braunelle

Altai Accentor (Prunella himalayana) – Himalaya-Braunelle

White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) – Wasseramsel

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), juvenile – Wasserpieper im Jugendkleid

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), juvenile – Wasserpieper

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), adult – Wasserpieper

Himalayan Snow Cock (Tetragallus himalayensis), scat; ring-diameter: 2 cm – Himalaya-Königshuhn

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis), female – Steinrötel

Rook (Corvus frugilegus) – Saatkrähe. Location: south of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Red-Billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) – Alpenkrähe

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), male – Steinschmätzer

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), juvenile – Steinschmätzer

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), juvenile – Steinschmätzer

Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus orinus or dumetorum) – Drosselrohrsänger

Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus orinus or dumetorum) – Drosselrohrsänger

Lark?-unidentified – note red rump

Lark?-unidentified – note red rump

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), female – Turmfalke

Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina), adult – Isabella-Steinschmätzer

Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina), juvenile – Isabella-Steinschmätzer

Hume’s-Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – Tienschan-Laubsänger

Hume’s-Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – Tienschan-Laubsänger

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris), male – Ohrenlerche

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) – Ohrenlerche

Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops) – Wiedehopf

Güldenstädt’s Redstart (Phoenicurus erythrogastrus), juvenile – Riesenrotschwanz

Güldenstädt’s Redstart (Phoenicurus erythrogastrus), juvenile – Riesenrotschwanz

Güldenstädt’s Redstart (Phoenicurus erythrogastrus), female – Riesenrotschwanz

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) – Flussuferläufer

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) – Flussuferläufer

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus), male – Karmingimpel

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus), male – Karmingimpel

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus), female – Karmingimpel

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus), female – Karmingimpel

Common Linnet (Carduelis cannabina), female – Bluthänfling

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola), juvenile and adult – Zitronenstelze

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola), adult – Zitronenstelze

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola), juvenile – Zitronenstelze

Brandt’s Mountain Finch (Leucosticte brandti) – Brandt-Schneegimpel

Brandt’s Mountain Finch (Leucosticte brandti) – Brandt-Schneegimpel

Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) – Bartgeier

Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) – Bartgeier

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) – Steinadler

Sources

Aya, Raffael; Schweizer, Manuel; Roth, Tobias: Birds of Central Asia. Helm Field Guides, Christopher Helm, London