03 November 2020

Black Scrub Robin Al Khobar – Bird record by Raheel Mohammed

Raheel Mohammed’s was staying in Saudi Arabia in 2009 and saw and photographed a Black Scrub Robin in the Al Khobar area close to the corniche. The bird was seen on 26 March 2009 when the species was a vagrant to the Eastern Province. They have since spread eastwards from the Riyadh area and become a scarce breeding species with birds mainly seen in the Al Hassa and Sarrar areas where they now breed. I thank Raheel for allowing me to use his photos on my website.