18 Jul 2017

Birding the Raydah Escarpment near Abha – Bird records by Munzir Khan

Munzir went birding to the southwest of the Kingdom on 27 June and went to the Raydah Escarpment. This is a site near Abha and is the best place to see Arabian Partridge first thing in the morning along the roadside. Driving down the escarpment is good but the road is very steep. Common endemics seen at this site include Yemen Linnet, Yemen Thrush and Arabian Wheatear along the roadside. Arabian Serin can be seen at the farm and the village at the bottom of the escarpment. Munzir sent me some of his photos taken there and has kindly allowed me to use them on my website some of which are shown below.
Arabian Partridge
Arabian Partridge
African Grey Hornbill
African Grey Hornbill
Blackstart
Blackstart
Cinnamon Breasted Bunting
Cinnamon Breasted Bunting
Little Rock Thrush
Little Rock Thrush
White-spectacled Bulbul
White-spectacled Bulbul

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