In the first, up wadi Jizan we found red eyed dove. In the second which is the subject of this blog we headed out from Sabya up towards the hill town of Fifa.
Arabian warbler. Cropped from a photo by Mansur Al Fahad
In an isolated wadi no more than 750 metres up which we inspected, the bird life had switched to the more mountainous species. There were Arabian babbler and yellow vented bulbul which can be found on plain or hill or mountain. After that it was more about differences than similarities. Cinnamon breasted bunting has a preference for hills and was common there. However Arabian warbler really isn't a coastal bird and it was easily seen.
While Nile valley sunbird was the commonest near Lake Maliki, Shining sunbird was the bird of this wadi.
Alpine swift. Cropped from a photo by Mansur Al Fahad