11 March 2024

A few endemics – Abha area

Whilst birding the Abha area recently I managed to photograph a few of the endemics. We saw a number of groups of Arabian Waxbill with up to thirty birds in a group. They never allowed close approach as we were on foot, with the below photo the best I could get. Arabian Wheatears were quite common with both males and females seen. Good numbers of Yemen Linnet and Yemen Thrush were in the large trees but only a single Yemen Warbler could be found

Arabian Waxbill

Arabian Wheatear - female

Arabian Wheatear - male

Yemen Linnet

Yemen Thrush

Yemen Warbler