Arabian Serin at Atwad Dam, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Arabian Serin at Atwad Dam, Abha, Saudi Arabia
Species: Arabian Serin   Crithagra rothschildi
Author: Gregory Askew--Saudi Birding
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Added to IBC: 27 Dec 2018 - 07:46
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Altitude (m): 
2229 meters


This Arabian endemic can be found in wadis with scattered acacias throughout the southwest highlands. They will perch more often in trees than the other Arabian endemic serin species to be encountered in the southwest--the Yemen Serin. They were quite abundant around the Atwad Reservoir in December.


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