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Exotic species

Permalink 08:34:24 pm, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project, additional photos  

BK-Exotic species are very common in Bahrain. Today Abdulla and I caught two red-billed quelea and a few Indian silverbills. Over the past few days we also saw two Plum-headed Parakeets feeding on millet at the chicken farm and the Widahs are still surviving after two months. Whether these birds are released purposely or escape from captivity seems irrelevent.
Scaly-breasted munias, red and orange bishops, Madagascar Fodys, ring-necked Parakeets, Alexandrian Parakeets, Red-vented Bulbuls and Red-billed Quelea all breed or have bred in the wild here in recent years. Plum-headed Parakeets could be next!
This quelea is a juvenile male and was half way through his primary feather moult.



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