The house sparrow, green bee-eater
, red vented bulbul, Himalayan bulbul, common myna and Eurasian collard dove were widespread and common species occurring in all the four study sites.
americanus to a full species Rufous-crowned Bee-eater
The authors nominated for children's books are Fatima Sharafeddine for 'Waraqat Al Qaiqab Al Hamraa' (The red maple leaf); Hassan Abdullah for 'Ta'er Al Warwar' (The bee-eater
); Omima Ezzedine's 'Al Haqiba Al ajiba' (The wondrous schoolbag); Jaleel Khazaal for 'Ahlam' (Dreams); Sonia Nimr for 'Qissa Awwalha Wa Akherha Kahayal' (A story with an imaginary beginning and ending); Mona Otaibi for 'Ayna Zahabat Noura' (Where did Noura go?); Bayan Safadi for 'Akhdar- asfar' (Green..yellow); and Nouf Alosaimi for 'Eed fi Ibreeq' (Fest in a jug).
Mark Thomas, from the RSPB, said: "Bee-eater
sightings have been on the increase and we're delighted to confirm they are breeding in the UK for the second consecutive summer.
It should also be noted that Morton focuses on a 'you are there' approach to describing the twins' journeys and experiences: thus readers will also find themselves immersed in the sights, sounds, and experiences that make up Moonfall's world: "Rachav awakened to the piercing whistle of a bee-eater
. When she sat up, something tugged her back to the ground.
The Lower Zambezi offers guests an unrivalled chance of seeing water birds including goliath herons, and South Luangwa offers fantastic carmine bee-eater
viewing, as their colonies use the river-banks to nest from September time.
Bright flashes of neon orange and yellow are a familiar sight in the Galilee Basin these days, though they are not the markings of the Yellow-throated Miner, a honeyeater native to Queensland, or the Rainbow Bee-eater
, another long-time resident of the area.
In spring, the brilliant Little Green Bee-eater
graces the skies and perches on phone and electricity wires.
flew over Cemlyn where the now rare Roseate Tern also popped in briefly at the bustling colony.
The Carmine Bee-eater
bird influenced his final collection with sumptuous pink and orange floaty dresses and panelled bodices mirroring wings and flight.
Residents found the migratory common European bee-eater
with a leg ring stamped "Israel".
For several days he observed what he described as a small colony of the migrant Green Bee-eater
(Merops orientalis) in a clump of date-palms; a more frequent visitor was the Indian roller or Blue Jay (Coracias benghalensis) from India.
guides can take you to spots where you can view exquisite birds such as the indian roller, blue-cheeked bee-eater
and the arabian babbler that are easy to spot in the area.
THERE'S a knack to photographing the Little Bee-eater
. The picture you want is this: The bird is in mid-flight, its green shimmering wings flung wide and a just-caught bug clamped in its beak.
APP learnt on Friday that Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Quetta that stretches over 32,500 acres of land, habitats a large number of species of animals and birds including -Chiltan wildgoat or Markhor, Suleiman Markhor, Urial sheep, wolf, Jackal, Red fox, and Desert hare, species of birds include Houbara bustard, Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, Honey buzzard, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Scops owl, Common cuckoo, European bee-eater
, Rock partridge, European nightjar, Long-billed pipit, Orphean warbler, Variable wheatear, Blue rock thrush, Stonechat, and Lichtensteins desert finch and reptiles- Monitor lizard, Russells viper, Saw scaled viper and Spiny tailed lizard.