08 January 2016

Breeding Eurasian Hoopoe in Bahrain – Bird records by Jehad Alammadi

Jehad Alammadi sent me an e-mail a few days ago saying he had found a pair of breeding Eurasian Hoopoes in Bahrain. The birds were nesting in a hole in a wall and had five chicks in the nest. Eurasian Hoopoe has not been recorded breeding in Bahrain as far as I am aware since before 1985 (Jennings breeding birds of Arabia atlas). Jehad mentioned the first picture shows the male Eurasian Hoopoe fetching an insect for the female with the second photo showing the female Eurasian Hoopoe waiting for the male and the last one of the chicks in the nest hole. The pictures were taken on 3 and 8 May 2015. I thank Jehad for sending me the details and allowing me to use them on my website.