Dec 22, 2018

Birds seen in Al Ain Zoo and Safari on 19 December 2018

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Edited: Dec 24, 2018

birds in alainzoo> I was joined by ALZOO Connservation team members_MS Lisa, MS Hessa, MS Mouza and 2 Safari Guides; Dr Shamshad from Dubai Safari Conservation Team; Prof Sakhawat, Teacher of Zoology, Jugannath University, Dhaka and Prof. Nazneen Sakhawat, Teacher of Social Sciences, Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Our survey lasted nearly 4 hours and conducted both on foot, safari vehicle and golf cart.

Egyptian Goose, Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail? Grey Francolin, Laughing Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Rock Dove, feral; Rose-ringed Parakeet, Crested Honey Buzzard, Little Grebe, Sacred Ibis, Grey Heron, Arabian Green Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Common Hoopoe, Indian Moorhen, Black-winged Stilt, Red-wattled Lapwing , Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Temminck's Stint, Southern Grey Shrike, Red-tailed Wheatear, Bluethroat, Great Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Graceful Warbler, Black Redstart, Chifchaff , 1 doubtful Chiffchaff or another warbler with not black legs; Common Myna, White-eared Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Purple Sunbird, White Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, Indian Silverbill, Scaly-breasted Munia, House Sparrow .

 

KINDLY RECOMPOSE THE TABLE OF BIRDS- SPECIES- NO OF BIRDS SEEN

Egyptian Goose

 

5

 

Garganey

 

dozen+

 

Northern Shoveler

 

3

 

Northern Pintail?

 

1

 

Grey Francolin

 

dozen+

 

Laughing Dove

 

Dozens

 

Eurasian Collared Dove

 

Dozens

 

Rock Dove, feral

 

too many

 

Rose-ringed Parakeet

 

4

 

Crested Honey Buzzard

 

1

 

Little Grebe

 

1

 

Sacred Ibis

 

too many

 

Grey Heron

 

1

 

Arabian Green Bee-eater

 

6

 

Indian Roller

 

2

 

Common Hoopoe

 

2

 

Indian Moorhen

 

4

 

Black-winged Stilt

 

Dozens

 

Red-wattled Lapwing

 

Dozens

 

Common Snipe

 

4

 

Common Sandpiper

 

3

 

Wood Sandpiper

 

2

 

Temminck's Stint

 

5

 

Southern Grey Shrike

 

2

 

Red-tailed Wheatear

 

1

 

Bluethroat

 

1

 

Great Reed Warbler

 

1

 

Lesser Whitethroat

 

5

 

Graceful Warbler

 

8

 

Black redstart

 

1

 

Chifchaff

 

too many

 

Common Myna

 

dozen+

 

White-eared Bulbul

 

too many

 

Red-vented Bulbul

 

4

 

Purple Sunbird

 

many

 

White Wagtail

 

5

 

Citrine Wagtail

 

1

 

Indian Silverbill

 

10+

 

Scaly-breasted Munia

 

1

 

House Sparrow

 

too many

doubtful warbler, Chiffchaff or what

Doubtful Pintail, could be Graganey

Chiffchaff

Bluethroat

Common Moorhen

Common Snipe

Lesser Whitethroat eating a Preying Mantis

Scaly-breasted Prinia

Graceful Prinia

Crested Honey Buzzard

Dec 24, 2018

Great list and images, Reza. The Honey Buzzard looks good for Crested Honey Buzzard, and the warbler enjoying a mantis looks like a Lesser Whitethroat. Any chance of getting counts of the species as well?

Dec 24, 2018

I have the count but the figures could not be appended with the list!! I don't know, why1

Dec 25, 2018

Hi Reza,

The duck is a male Eurasian Teal!

Best regards

Peter

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