26 Mar 2016

Blue Rock Thrush - Qatar

Vinu Mathew went to Qatar recently and visited a farm called Mekaines farm. Vinu said it was an amazing site with a lot of species there. Unfortunately he only spent only two hours there but there were Blue Rock Thrush, Black Redstart, Eastern Black Redstart, Stonechats, lots of butterflies, lots of Shrikes, Gulls and Lapwings, Vinu mentioned it's a paradise for bird lovers. I thank him for sending me details of his visit and allowing me to use his photos and although it is not in Saudi Arabia all species shown in the photos below can be seen in Saudi Arabia. Thanks to Carlos for comments on the Eastern Black Redstart.
Blue Rock Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush
Eastern Black Redstart
Eastern Black Redstart
Eastern Black Redstart
Eastern Black Redstart
Crested Lark
Crested Lark

2 comments:

  1. Hi,
    the redstart isn´t a "Common Redstart", is a "Black Redstart" ssp. phoenicuroides, that breed in middle and far east and migrates throughout Arabia (and others places...). It´s a probably first summer bird.

    Congratulations by the blog!

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  2. Carlos

    Thanks for spotting the mistake. I have corrected it now.

    Jem

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