23 Feb 2020

Greater Hoopoe-Lark - Ushaiqer

Whilst birding the rocky desert near Ushaiqer I came across a Greater Hoopoe-Lark on afternoon and got a few average photos of it. I went back the following day and managed to get better photos as it was busy feeding and pulled out a large grub that it swallowed in one go. The birds are almost always on the move so getting good photos of them is not so easy. Luckily this bird was feeding on a large grub so allowed some photos to be taken in good light. The Greater Hoopoe-Lark is a common breeding resident in all sandy desert areas of the Kingdom including the Empty Quarter, the desert regions of the Southern Red Sea and the Tihamah. They are uncommon in the North-west.
Greater Hoopoe-Lark

Greater Hoopoe-Lark

Greater Hoopoe-Lark

Greater Hoopoe-Lark

Greater Hoopoe-Lark

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