22 February 2018

Crested Honey Buzzards in Dhahran – Bird Records by Phil Roberts

Phil Roberts photographed two Crested Honey Buzzards recently that have been around Dhahran for most of the winter. He has kindly allowed me to use his photos on my website which are shown below. The current status, of CHB in Saudi Arabia is a scarce passage migrant and winter visitor that also occurs rarely in summer. Most records are from the Eastern province in winter and spring with additional records in the west of the country in autumn, winter and spring. This winter has been an excellent one for the species with birds seen in Dhahran, Jubail, Taif, Jeddah and KAUST.