16 August 2015

Breeding Egyptian Nightjars in Bahrain – Records by Jehad Alammadi

Jehad Alammandi a birdwatcher from Bahrain sent me details recently of breeding Egyptian Nightjars in Bahrain. This is the second year running the species has bred in the country and these are the first breeding records for Arabia although they have also been suspected of breeding in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. These are also probably the first photos of a chick from Arabia also. The photo of the egg and chick were taken in May and the chick alone in June showing that breeding occurs from late April/early May onwards. Jehad has very kindly allowed me to use his photographs on my website but the copyright of them remains with Jehad.