Post details: Field observations Jan 6 th to Feb 6 th 2007


Field observations Jan 6 th to Feb 6 th 2007

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I am in the process of cataloguing all species kept in collections in Bahrain particularily those that have resulted in escapes and feral breeding species in the past -

The following is however a list of species recorded in the field over the last 4 weeks

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Black- necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Wigeon Anas penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Teal Anas crecca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Pintail Anas acuta
Shoveler Anas clypeata
Pochard Aythya ferina
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Chukar Alectoris chukar
Gray Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus
Quail Coturnix coturnix
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Coot Fulica atra
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Curlew Numenius arquata
Redshank Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans barabensis
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini taimyrrensis
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Saunders's Little Tern Sterna saundersi
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Stock Pigeon Columba oenas
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Palm Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti
Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
Swallow Hirundo rustica
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Red throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus
White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Red tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis
Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Small (Desert) Whitethroat Sylvia minula
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus
Great (Southern & Steppe) Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
Indian House Crow Corvus splendens
Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava
Indian Silverbill Euodice



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