Photo taken today (Sat 1st Feb) at Wasit Wetland Reserve, Sharjah. They were feeding on grass seeds. I thought I was taking pictures of Silver-bills, but obviously I wasn't. They look like Scaly-breasted Munias, but the pink colour is confusing. Is it paint, I know the pet shops in Sharjah sell White-Cheeked Bulbuls with painted cheeks.
Heard at the swimming pool of Beach Rotana Ina palm tree. It’s got dark for me to be able to spot the bird. this is a iPhone sound recording if it does not play please email back and I will change to right format