05 January 2017

Yemen Serin

Yemen Serin Serinus menachensis is a scarce species of the south-west highlands with records from Jebal Soudah near Abha and nearby Raydah Esacarpment where birds are occasionally seen at Raydah farm. Good numbers have been seen at Tanoumah where flocks of over 50 have been recorded recently. Birds have also been seen further north at Wadi Thee Gazelle. They have occasionally been seen at lower elevations around Jebal Gaha in the Tihama. This is another endemic that is a little difficult to find but should be found on a trip to the southwest if time is spent looking at rocky slopes in the mountains.