14 August 2020

Greater Hoopoe-Lark - Hanidh

Whilst birding a desert area near Hanidh in the Eastern Province I came across a Greater Hoopoe-Lark. I had heard birds calling in this area in early spring but could not locate them so was happy to see a bird. The birds are almost always on the move so getting good photos of them is not so easy. 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.