24 August 2012

Eurasian Collared Dove - Sabkhat Al Fasl

Eurasian Collared Dove is a very common species in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and one that is seen at almost every birding site. These photographs were taken at Sabkhat Al Fasl where this bird was quite happy sitting on its post whilst I drove right up to it in the car. The post detracts from the photo but a lot of details can be seen on the bird itself. The species is a common breeding resident that has only become common in the last fifty years when it spread from the north of the country to the south colonising almost all areas in the Eastern Province on its way.