4 Jan 2020

Grey-headed Swamphen - Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area recently I saw some close up Grey-headed Swamphen. The Grey-headed Swamphen is a common resident breeder at Sabkhat Al Fasl, Jubail and can now be seen breeding at nearby Khafrah Marsh a wetland site 30 kilometres south-west of Sabkhat as well as much more distant Lake Al Asfar in Al Hassa and Dammam indicating they are extending their range in the Eastern Province. The species favoured habitat is large Phragmites australis reed-beds with associated water which is available at all the sites the species has been seen at in Saudi Arabia. 
Grey-headed Swamphen

Grey-headed Swamphen

Grey-headed Swamphen

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