Sooty Falcon in Oman

Oman is a destination for migratory birds during  Spring and Autumn. Some pass through, others like White Storks and Steppe Eagles overwinter in Oman using it as a food larder and return to breeding grounds to the north. But there are some that come to Oman and breed, and included in these are the Sooty Falcon, Falco concolor.

Sooty Falcon Falco concolor - Oman
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor – Oman

The Sooty Falcon is a medium-sized falcon with, as its name suggests, a colour that is a shade of grey, perhaps Continue reading “Sooty Falcon in Oman”

Egyptian Vulture Survey in Oman

We had an enjoyable morning with Waheed Al Fazari (Oman’s Expert on Sooty Falcons  ) , and Dr. Mike McGrady who with Waheed updates this blog http://sootyfalcon.blogspot.com/ ,

Waheed AL Fazari (on the right with the papers for the count) , Dr. Mike McGrady (L) , Dr. Reginald Victor (R)
Waheed AL Fazari (on the right with the papers for the count) , Dr. Mike McGrady (L) , Dr. Reginald Victor (R)

Dr. Reginald Victor  and others on the monthly survey of Egyptian Vulture numbers in a Muscat site.
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