Middle East Birds

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In order to help regular readers, I have noted the date of posting or most recent update for each species.

In December 2014, I changed the taxonomic order for the Non-Passerines to that used by the HBW and Birdlife international Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World and in January 2017 I changed the index for the Passerines.. I have also adopted both the English and scientific names used by that publication.

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Partridges, Pheasants & Grouse - Phasianidae:
Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) November 2013

Ducks, Geese, Swans - Anatidae:
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) May 2012
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) April 2010

Pigeons - Columbidae:
Rock Dove (Columba livia) October 2012
Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) September 2011

Sandgrouse - Pteroclidae:
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus) August 2011

Swifts - Apodidae:
Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) May 2010

Ibises - Threskiornithidae:
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) October 2011
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) July 2011

Herons - Ardeidae:
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) July 2012
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) June 2012
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) January 2013
Western Reef-egret (Egretta gularis) January 2013

Cormorants - Phalacrocoracidae:
Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis) July 2011

Stilts and Avocets - Recurvirostridae:
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) August 2010

Plovers and Lapwings - Charadriidae:
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) July 2011
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) August 2012
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) July 2010
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) August 2010
Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) December 2011
White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) December 2011

Sandpipers - Scolopacidae:
Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii) June 2010
Little Stint (Calidris minuta) June 2010
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) March 2010
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) October 2011
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatalis) October 2011

Coursers - Glareolidae:
Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) November 2012

Gulls and Terns - Laridae:
Sooty Gull (Larus hemprichii) December 2013
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) September 2012

Kites, Hawks and Eagles - Accipitridae:
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) February 2011
Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) October 2011
Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga clanga) May 2010
Western Marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus) September 2012
Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) July 2012

Hoopoes - Upupidae:
Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops) December 2011

Bee-eaters - Meropidae:
Arabian Green Bee-eater (Merops cyanophrys) August 2015

Rollers - Coraciidae:
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) October 2012

Falcons - Falconidae:
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) November 2013


Shrikes - Laniidae:
Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis) December 2013

Crows - Corvidae:
Brown-necked Raven (Corvus ruficollis) July 2010
House Crow (Corvus splendens) November 2012

Larks - Alaudidae:
Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti) March 2012
Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) April 2010

Cisticolas and allies - Cisticolidae:
Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis) July 2011

Swallows and Martins - Hirundinidae:
Pale Rock Martin (Ptyonoprogne obsoletus) August 2011

Bulbuls - Pycnonotidae:
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) August 2011

Leaf-warblers - Phylloscopidae:
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) July 2011

Old World Warblers - Sylvidae:
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) January 2015
Desert Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca minula) September 2011

Starlings - Sturnidae:
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) March 2010

Thrushes - Turdidae:
Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) October 2010

Old World Flycatchers and Chats - Muscicapidae:
Eversmann's Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) November 2013
Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) July 2011
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) July 2011
Blue Rock-thrush (Monticola solitarius) January 2011
Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) July 2016
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) March 2011
Hooded Wheatear (Oenanthe monacha) March 2011
Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) March 2011
Hume's Wheatear (Oenanthe alboniger) March 2011
Red-tailed Wheatear (Oenanthe chrysopygia) March 2011

Sunbird - Nectariniidae:
Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiatica) February 2011

Waxbills - Estrildidae:
Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica) January 2011

Pipits and Wagtails - Motacillidae:
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) May 2012
Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi) May 2012
Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) May 2012
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) February 2011
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) February 2011
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) February 2011
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) January 2011

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