10 Sep 2015

Common Cuckoo in Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv Wilson a birdwatcher from Tabuk found and photographed a Common Cuckoo in his area in late August. The Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus is an uncommon passage migrant to all areas of Saudi Arabia and is not easy to see let alone photograph, so the pictures Viv took are even more impressive. Birds are more commonly seen in the spring in April than they are in the autumn although birds can be seen during this period mainly in August and September with some late stragglers seen as late as October. I have only seen a handful of birds in the Eastern Province all in the spring and have only managed to photograph a single bird. I thank Viv for allowing me to use his photos on my website the copyright of which remain with Viv.
Common Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

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