28 Dec 2014

Some birds of prey from Tabuk area – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv sent me a number of excellent photos of a few birds, taken in the Tabuk area, that are not easy to see in the Eastern Province. Short-toed Snake Eagle is seen occasionally but is scarce whereas Sooty Falcon and Barbary Falcon  are rare. I have seen all these species in Saudi Arabia but have only seen one Barbary Falcon in Tanoumah, Asir Province in the southwest. Sooty Falcon I have seen on the Farasan Islands as well as at Ragasat near Al Ula in Madina Province. Short-toed Sanke Eagle Ihave seen more often in various parts of Saudi Arabia including twice on the ‘patch’. I thank Viv for allowing me to use his photos on my website.
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Barbary Falcon
Barbary Falcon
Barbary Falcon
Barbary Falcon
Sooty Falcon
Sooty Falcon

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