Quraish Valley – Tanoumah

Quraish Valley – Tanoumah



Whilst birding a valley on the outskirts of Tanoumah near the village of Quraish I came across a few good birds.

There were plenty of common species such as Laughing Dove and White Spectacled Bulbul, some summer visitors such as Violet-backed Starlings and a few good south-west highland resident species such as Shikra and Palestinian Sunbird. Shikra is a scarce breeding resident of the southwest of Saudi Arabia with a few scattered records of migrants elsewhere.

Nets were set at one point and Yemen Thrush and Little Rock Thrush trapped.

Laughing Dove
Laughing Dove
Little Rock Thrush
Little Rock Thrush
Palestine Sunbird
Palestine Sunbird
Shikra
Shikra
Violet backed Starling
Violet-backed Starling
White spectacled Bulbul
White-spectacled Bulbul
Yemen Thrush1
Yemen Thrush

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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