22 December 2022

Greater Hoopoe-Lark - Uqair

Whilst birding the Uqair area and looking at a group of gulls Phil noticed a  Greater Hoopoe-Lark running aroud on the sand. It was quite an obliging bird and stayed fairly motionless for a while before moving right next to car, but it was running too fast to get and really close photos. 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.