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Birds of the Russian Far East - 2010

The list below is of the birds which I saw on my trip to the Russian Far East during June and July 2010.  Where I was able to take photos they are included.  Some may be poor quality but they serve as a record.                 



Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena


Order: Procellariiformes Family: Diomedeidae

Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis 


Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes

Shearwaters and petrels

Order: Procellariiformes Family: Procellariidae

Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis   

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Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris

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Order: Procellariiformes Family: Hydrobatidae  

Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma furcata

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Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

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Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile

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Ducks, geese and swans

Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

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 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator


Hawks, kites and eagles

Order: Falconiformes Family: Accipitridae

Steller's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus

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 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus

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Plovers and lapwings

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae

Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus     (Lesser Sand Plover)

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Sandpipers and allies

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

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Gray-tailed Tattler Heterosceles brevipes       (Tringa brevipes)

Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis

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Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae

Kamchatka Gull Larus canus kamtschatschensis


Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens

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Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus

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Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

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Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris

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Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

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Order: Charadriiformes Family: Sternidae

 Common Tern Sterna hirundo

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Auks, Murres, and Puffins

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Alcidae

 Common Guillemot Uria aalge

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Brunnich's Guillemot Uria lomvia

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Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus columba

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Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus

Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella

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Whiskered Auklet Aethia pygmaea

Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata

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Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata

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Order: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

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Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus

Woodpeckers and allies

Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae

White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis

Wagtails and pipits

Order: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

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Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis

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Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

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Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea      

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Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni


Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi

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Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens


Order: Passeriformes Family: Cinclidae

Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii

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Thrushes and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Turdidae

Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus

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Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus

Old World warblers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae

Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella ochotensis

Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis

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Old World flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Muscicapidae

Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

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Chickadees and titmice

Order: Passeriformes Family: Paridae

Willow Tit Poecile montana

Crows, jays, ravens and magpies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae

Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes

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Carrion Crow Corvus corone

Common Raven Corvus corax

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Buntings, sparrows, seedeaters and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Emberizidae

Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica

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Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

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Siskins, crossbills and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae

Grey-bellied Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhula griseiventris


Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator


Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

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Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea

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Oriental Greenfinch Carduelis sinica

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

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67 birds were seen of which 52 were photographed