Birdwatching news and bird photography from Azerbaijan- by Kai Gauger and Michael Heiß

Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2013

Spring Trip from 21 May to 13 June 2013 (Part 2 - Greater Caucasus)

Text & Photos © M. Heiß
The second half of our round trip through Azerbaijan led us along the Greater Caucasus range. We visted the alpine zone of the Shahdag National Park around the villages Laza and Xinaliq, which produced some good views of the Caucasian specialities.
Welcome to Laza - steep gravel roads need good driving skills
Red-fronted Serins are common around the village of Laza
Male Ring Ouzel in the high mountain area
Common Rosefinches can be heard everywhere
The old village Xinaliq
Xinaliq from another perpective
Horned Lark are common around Xinaliq
Snowfinches are also quite common around Xinaliq
 
Displaying Caucasian Twites
Typical habitat of the endemic Caucasian Snowcock...
...which is easier to hear than to see
Caucasian Snowcock in flight


Shepherd dog takes care of a sheep
Lammergeier
Griffon Vulture
 We then drove further west along the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus.

Black-headed Buntings are widespread in the dry foothills
Eastern Olivacous Warbler
Ruins of Yeddi Kilisa, the 'seven churches' complex near the village Lekit



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