18 June 2024

Namaqua Dove – Khafra Marsh

Khafra Marsh is an excellent place to see Namaqua Dove, which has the be the best-looking Dove in Arabia. They have a range throughout Sub-Saharan Africa across Arabia to Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. In Saudi Arabia it is a common breeding resident that has spread rapidly since the mid 1970’s to occupy almost the entire Kingdom. It favours farmland with nearby desert and can be seen in good numbers in some areas such as Haradh. The bird below is a juvenile.