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The Himalayan Bulbul is the national bird of Bahrain. This passerine bird is also called the Himalayan quail. They feed on insects, berries, seeds, and fruits. These birds have white patches on their cheeks and have a very lively disposition. You may see them around the capital city of Bahrain. Despite the fact that the Himalayan Bulbul is not globally threatened, it may become a crop pest in some areas.
The Himalayan Bulbul is an essentially resident bird, inhabiting subtropical and temperate areas. Nests are small and built in low branches of trees and bushes. The parents feed the young, which leave the nest between nine to eleven days old. Both parents feed the chicks. It is a good idea to watch this bird closely if you visit Bahrain. The Himalayan Bulbul Birds of Bahrain have a long song and are a beautiful sight to watch.
The Himalayan Bulbul is the national bird of Bahrain. It is known to sing an alarming phrase in 7 different voices. It has red-brown feathers around its eyes and a narrow yellow eye ring on its front. Its black bill and legs also make it easy to spot. Both sexes look similar. Juveniles are slightly smaller than adults, and have duller-colored heads.
The Crab Plover is a dramatic wader, found in the mudflats of the Indian Ocean. Its distribution is very limited, with just 1500 pairs breeding in Bahrain, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. An unspecified number of birds nest in Somalia. Its white plumage and long grey legs are distinctive, and its black bill is reminiscent of a tern’s. Crab plovers nest in colonies, and the male tends to have a thicker bill than the female. Both sexes take turns feeding the chick.
The Crab plover belongs to the family of passerine birds, or ‘rals’. The group includes a number of duck-like species, including mallards, swans, and gulls. The family has 131 species worldwide, and Bahrain is home to seven different species. Although they’re not particularly elusive, the species can be quite difficult to spot and photograph, due to their small size and long toes.
The Sandgrouse of Bahrain is a species of bird native to the Persian Gulf region. This species has small heads and a robust, compact body. The sandgrouse flies to watering holes at dawn and dusk, and its feathered legs extend to its toes. Its name derives from the Farsi word, “bulbul”, which means “nightingale”. The bird feeds on fruits, berries, flowers, and nectar.
The species comprises 16 different species. Sandgrouse are monogamous birds. Their breeding season coincides with the harvest of seeds after the local rainy season. They tend to form small flocks of pairs during feeding season. Sandgrouse lay their eggs in a depression in the ground, and the chicks hatch in approximately twenty-five days. Chicks are covered in down, and they leave the nest once the last egg has dried up.
Birds of Dilmun is a book which features information about the 330 species of Bahrain’s birds. It includes information about resident breeding species, summer and winter visitors, and migration routes. The book is written by Juhani Kyyro, an Estonian photographer who spent 10 years documenting Bahrain’s biodiversity. While some of the information in this book is outdated, it contributes to our understanding of Bahrain’s diverse birds and their habitats.
The parrot is a bird in the family of Hirundinidae. They have a curved bill and strong legs with clawed zygodactyl feet. Parrots range in size from eight to one meter and are part of the family of orioles, colourful passerine birds. They are not related to the New World orioles. A parrot can eat insects, seeds, and fruits.
Old World flycatcher
The Old World flycatcher is a species of small passerine bird. It belongs to the subfamily Muscicapinae, and its songs are weak and harsh. Its plumage is similar to that of waxwings, though the males are distinguished by the black triangular mask around the eyes. Bahrain is home to a large number of these birds, including some rare and threatened species. Its appearance is also striking, with its slender body and sharply contrasted plumage.
The Old World flycatcher is a member of the emberizidae family, which also includes the crows and a variety of passerine birds. This family is widely distributed around the world and includes species that are called crows, buntings, and sparrows. Many species of emberizids have distinctive head patterns, and there are 275 species in the world. Bahrain has 7 species of emberizid.
Despite its similarity to the spoonbill, this species is actually related to quails and partridges. Their wings are long, broad, and pointed, and their bill is used to peck food. They have broad, feathered legs and sometimes even a tail. They are omnivorous, feeding on molluscs, and their breeding habits make them popular among birdwatchers. Bahrain is home to at least two species of sandgrouse.
The family Recurvirostridae includes a number of distinctive wader species in Bahrain. They are classified into two suborders: avocets and stilts. The family contains 275 species worldwide, including the Bahrain-specific Recurvirostridae. Each suborder has its own cryptic plumage, distinctive bill shape and behavior. To date, Bahrain has recorded the presence of seven species of avocets and seven of stilts.
Birds of Bahrain include 357 species, including 7 introduced species. The list is based on the Clements Checklist of Birds, 2021 edition. Some categories have been highlighted with tags. Some are not categorized as common or uncommon. Some species are native to Bahrain but were accidentally introduced by humans. Species may also be extinct elsewhere. Species in Bahrain can range from small to medium-sized, and from terrestrial to aquatic, with legs and feet positioned back on their body.
The Hirundinidae of Bahrain comprises about fifty species of passerine birds. These species have long pointed wings, streamlined bodies, and short, sharp bills with a wide gape. They are often difficult to spot due to their high flight, but are usually easy to spot during low tides. The smallest members of the Hirundinidae are the Socotra Cormorant and the Bulbul.
The country’s avifauna comprises 357 species, including 7 introduced species. The list follows the Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2021 edition, and includes both introduced and accidental species. Various tags have been used to highlight various categories. The bird species in Bahrain include:
Bahrain is home to more than 54 species of Motacillidae, a family of passerine birds. They are small, streamlined birds with long legs and feet for perching. Among Bahrain’s Motacillidae are pipits, wagtails, and curlews. These are all good candidates for watching and photographing. Here are some of the most common species of Motacillidae found in Bahrain:
The Pied Wagtail (M. alba) is the largest species of Motacillidae. This species has a broad white wing panel and is similar to its close relatives M. a. leucopsis and M. a. yarellii in appearance. It was named after William Yarrell. The species is a native of Bahrain and also occurs in the United States and Europe.
Woodpeckers are small passerine birds with long, pointed, chisel-like bills. They are seed-eating birds with colourful plumage. Their long tongues help them catch insects. Some species are brightly coloured, while others only change colour during breeding season. Estrillid finches are also small, gregarious, and resemble finches. Their distinctive plumage displays varied patterns and colours. In Bahrain, there are thirteen species.