6 Aug 2017

Egyptian Nightjars in many places - Jubail

The Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius is an uncommon bird in Saudi Arabia but birds are regular in the Jubail area in the summer. The birds are normally seen sitting in the shade under small bushes but some of the ones we saw were alongside a track and out in the open. The photos below were of a couple out in the open that flew before we could get proper views. Luckily I managed to grab a couple of flight shots of one of the birds that are shown below. This year birds have been seen all over Jubail in many areas where I had not seen them before. As I do not want to disturb the birds I have not got a clear idea of numbers this year but there are at least 13 present and probably more.
Egyptian Nightjar

Egyptian Nightjar

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