29 March 2020

Brown-necked Raven – Judah

Whilst birding the Judah area recently I saw a couple of Brown-necked Ravens carrying nesting material. I was keen to try to photograph them, as I do not have many good photos of this species in Saudi Arabia even though they are common. The birds were mainly seen flying but at one point a single bird landed, some distance away, on the escarpment edge and I got a single photo before it flew off, shown below. Brown-necked Raven is a common and widespread breeding resident across the Kingdom even occurring in the Rub’ al-Khali.
 Brown-necked Raven