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Checklist S46557438

 
Location
Al Jahra Pools Natural Reserve (Restricted Access), Al Jahrah, KW ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:58 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
3.8 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Bassel Abi Jummaa , irvin calicut List
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
47 species total
5
7
1
X
1
2

Juveniles

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© irvin calicut

11
8
4
11
3
4
1
11

Counted . Several juveniles in between

5
14
15
3
1
5
1
1
12
2
X
1
3
X
6
2
2
7
3
4
1
1
4
7

Counted !

1

On silhouette , a relatively narrow winged , medium sized falcon with a long tail and proportions different on what I expected on large falcons . Despite that , my first thoughts leaned towards a young Lanner with this bird showing minor features of young birds and taking into consideration the falcon species to be present in the region . Saker falcon was ruled out on the spot and on size alone .
Reviewing the ebird checklist again late night , and again getting thorough looks at overexposed pictures on computer screen , I did directly think of a possible Eleonora's falcon , but stayed very conservative owing to its vagrancy . The tail length looked to me not matching any of the large falcons and even young birds , but the darkness of the underwing coverts looked quiet not exceptional for lanner that shows dark under coverts on young birds.
Contacted next morning by new KORC chairman Neil Tovey , I expressed my thoughts to him on a possible Eleonora's and he did support my doubts advising me to post on our ebird local group . Upon posting and expressing my doubts , the group members notably Omar Al shaheen , Neil Tovey and Mike pope also supported a very possible Eleonora's for the bird . Pekka Fagel also saw an Eleonora's in this bird in a private message . Emailing Mr Dick Forsman on the issue after getting his address from Omar Al Shaheen , he replied confirming Eleonora's on this bird . A first record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC .

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© Bassel Abi Jummaa

Upperparts uniform brown including nape !! Bill quite weak and not heavy !!

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© Bassel Abi Jummaa

Long tail clearly noted . Body medium sized and relatively slim .

4
3
10
1
2

HO

2

HO

4
1

Seen very well and recorded earlier by Omar

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes