6 Mar 2018

Hamerkop at Rabigh Wadi – Bird record by Marios Mantzourogiannis

Marios Mantzourogiannis is a bird photographer and bird watcher from the west coast of Saudi Arabia at KAUST. He went to Rabigh Wadi on 22 February 2018 and found a Hamerkop. This is a locally common breeding resident in Saudi Arabia at all permanent watercourses of the Tihamah, Asir and Hejaz, in the south-west, even at high altitudes, but it does not occur as far north as Rabigh so this is a very interesting record. I thank Marios for sending me details of this bird and for kindly allowing me to add his photo to my website.
Hamerkop

Hamerkop

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