24 June 2017

Striated Heron with Chicks in Bahrain – Record by Jehad Alammadi

Jehad Alammadi found the first record of breeding Striated Heron for Bahrain when travelling offshore. The bird was nesting between some poles in the seabed as shown previously. Jehad went back to the site and managed to photograph both the eggs and the eggs and chicks. Birds are uncommon in Bahrain and are vagrants to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. I thank Jehad for kindly allowing me to use his photos and for informing me of this very important record.