21/05/2008 Lappet-faced Vulture at Tulha, a first for Kuwait.

Lappet-faced Vulture 1, White-winged Tern 1, Garden Warbler 1, Barred Warbler 2, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin 4, Northern Wheatear 2, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 2, Whinchat 1, Corncrake 1, Comon Redstarts 3, European Roller 1, Red-backed Shrike 3, Spotted Flycatcher 4, Masked Shrike 1, Cattle Egret 1.

The Cattle Egret has been preying on birds on the last two visits to Tulha, this time flew and attacked a Red-backed Shrike, later I saw it swallowing a large bird probably the shrike.

Lappet-faced Vulture as pointed out to me by Frédéric Jiguet from France. A first for Kuwait subject to acceptance by KORC. Notice naked face and throat, this is probably negevensis race from Arabia, because of white face.

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