22 August 2022

Long-billed Pipit – Wadi Tarj

 Whilst birding Wadi Tarj in the summer I came across a couple of very confiding Long-billed Pipits. This species has proved not so easy to photograph for me over the years so the below photos were very pleasing. Long-billed Pipit is a resident breeding species in Saudi Arabia with the subspecies occurring being A. s. arabicus, which is endemic to Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and Yemen. Its status in Saudi Arabia is a common breeding resident, where it occurs in the southwest highlands, south from Taif, above 1,500 metres on mountainsides and rocky highland terraced fields with grassy areas, bushes and trees. It moves to lower altitudes in winter.