14 April 2013

White-tailed Lapwing still at Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv Wilson kindly sent me some more of his excellent photos the other day, which included a number of photographs of White-tailed Lapwing. These birds have been around since October last year and it would be very interesting to see if they breed at Viv’s site. Saudi Arabia is at the southern edge of the species breeding range with the first breeding records for the country being two pairs in Al Khobar in 1992 with three pairs at the same site in 1993 but no further breeding records. A pair of birds was seen at a reservoir in Medinah in July 1994 but there are no breeding records from the east of the country. Thanks to Viv for allowing me to use his photographs which remain his copyright.