02 July 2021

Bar-tailed Larks – Ushaiqer

The rocky escarpment and desert area around Ushaiqer, north west of Riyadh, is a good place to see Larks. Bar-tailed Lark was quite common with more birds seen in the late afternoon than the early afternoon. The birds were very flighty and difficult to approach but after a few hours of trying I managed to obtain a couple of reasonable photos shown below. Other larks located were the larger and much more obvious Greater Hoopoe-Lark and a small number of Greater Short-toed Larks.