7 Oct 2016

Pied Wheatear - Jubail

Whilst birding at the end of September I found a confiding Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka. The species is a common spring migrant through Saudi Arabia that is less common in autumn. They are mainly recorded in spring between early February and mid-May, peaking in March. Autumn records spanned from early September to mid-December. They appear more common in the east of the Kingdom than elsewhere. During peak times large falls of birds can be seen but the bird I saw and photographed was the only one I saw during the day.
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

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