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    First look at the wild birds in the Al Ain Safari of Al Ain Zoo to be opened soon

    Birds seen on 1 FEBRUARY 2017 in Al Ain Zoo’s Safari area with Mr Luke Brown, Al Ain Zoo-Safari Manager, Ms Lisa Banfield, Head of Conservation Research, Ms Mouza Al Hajeri, Senior officer of Conservation Dept., and Dr Reza Khan and Zarin Shah of Dubai Safari.
    1 Grey Francolin many
    2 Common Teal 4
    3 Northern Pintail 2
    4 Northern Shoveler 2
    5 Garganey 7
    6 Grey Heron 2
    7 Laughing Dove many
    8 Collared Dove many
    9 Black-winged Stilt 20 ±
    10 Red-wattled lapwing 8
    11 Kentish Plover 1
    12 Little Ringed Plover 2
    13 Little Stint 10
    14 Temminck's Stint 1
    15 Green Sandpiper 1
    16 Wood Sandpiper 1
    17 Little Grebe 3 Pair+ 1subadult
    18 Sacred Ibis 1
    19 Arabian Green Bee-eater 2
    20 Crested Lark 2
    21 Indian Roller 1 by office
    22 Common Myna 4
    23 White-eared Bulbul many
    24 Graceful Prinia 2 heard many
    25 Common Redstart 2
    26 Arabian Babbler 1
    27 Menetries's Warbler heard a few
    28 Leaf Warbler 1 heard
    29 White Wagtail 2
    30 Purple Sunbird many
    31 Indian Silverbill many
    32 House Sparrow many
    33 Reed Warbler? heard single "shack" note
    34 Egyptian Goose 4 Seen in 2 locations
    35 Western Marsh Harrier 2 Seen in 2 locations
    36 Rose-ringed Parakeet
    37 Common Sandpiper ? Possibly one in the first pool
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    Dr. Reza Khan

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