Flying Falcons in Oman

Oman does have far more than its share of Falcons and Eagles.

Falcons of Oman
Falcons of Oman

But despite knowing that I was delighted to come across this unexpected sight when walking in the mountain – Sooty Falcons (Falco concolor) resting on a ledge.

Sooty Falcon Flying over Oman
Sooty Falcon Flying over Oman

I was only alerted to them when another flew overhead calling out.These birds breed in Oman and migrate from as far away as Madagascar so it was a really nice thing to see.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4