7 Aug 2016

Plenty of endemic bird species in Wadi Thee Gazelle - Taif

Whilst birding the Wadi Thee Gazelle area of Taif we came across a good number of Arabian Endemic Species, seeing eight out of the twelve species. The high rainfall in the mountains in spring 2016 appears to have produced a good breeding season for many species and adults with juveniles of Arabian Wheatear and Arabian Waxbill were seen. Very large numbers of Arabian Serins were seen in many areas and Yemen Thrush also appeared to be quite numerous. Other good birds were also seen in this excellent birding location and I managed to photograph a few Cinnamon-breasted Buntings as well as a Eurasian Hoopoe.
Arabian Serin
Arabian Serin
Arabian Waxbill
Arabian Waxbill
Arabian Wheatear
Arabian Wheatear
Arabian Wheatear
Arabian Wheatear
Yemen Thrush
Yemen Thrush
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe

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