Today's blog looks at some of the larger land birds found around Lake Maliki.
Abyssinian roller. Cropped from a photo by Mansur Al Fahad
African grey hornbill. Cropped from a photo by Mansur Al Fahad
This time, an African grey hornbill was also seen on a wire (close to the roller) but this is a little less common. I usually see them in trees.
Arabian babbler is common around Lake Maliki and indeed all over Jizan province. Two sub species occur side by side. The majority had a yellow bill but this one had the dark bill like those seen in central Arabia.
White browed coucal
The final featured bird is white browed coucal. This bird was seen in two areas, one place was in the bushes at the side of the Lake. The other was a dry wadi nearer Abu Arish. Unfortunately it evaded good photography. This was a lifer for me and one of ten additions to my Saudi list while in Jizan.