08 June 2023

Common Birds – Tanoumah

Whilst birding the Tanoumah are I managed to photograph a few of the common species that occur there. Mainly ground dwelling birds seen included Arabian Babblers, in small groups as well a two Streaked Scrub Warblers that normally favour the rocky areas, although the one I photographed had jumped down to feed in a small, cultivated field. The large juniper trees held plenty of the endemic Yemen Thrush and smaller numbers of the large Dusky Turtle Dove. The ever-present Palestine Sunbirds were feeding busily on their favourite flowers.

Arabian Babbler

Dusky Turtle Dove

Palestine Sunbird - female

Palestine Sunbird - male

Streaked Scrub Warbler

Yemen Thrush

Yemen Thrush