08 June 2011

Eurasian Hoopoe

07/06/2011 – Dhahran Hills

A pair of Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops), which is a resident species which also breeds in Dhahran Camp, were enjoying moving various stones from one place to another. The first noted case of a pair breeding in Dhahran Camp was in mid April 1998 when two birds repeatedly entered a nest site beneath the roof of an unoccupied building. This was the first reported case of the species breeding in East Saudi Arabia (Phoenix 15: 10).