04/12/2013 Taiga Flycatcher, the 2nd for Kuwait

Yesterday afternoon I was texted by Pekka saying he and the visiting group found a Taiga Flycatcher at Al-Shallal ‘s Farm. I went there just 30 minutes before sunset, but after 15 minutes search I couldn’t find the bird, it was getting dark so I had leave. Early in the morning today I went to the farm but after 25 minutes I found the bird. It had dark upper tail coverts, greyish suffusion on breast contrasting with whitethroat, very darkish bill including bill base, and overall upperparts colder than a Red-breasted Flycatcher. At this time of year all Red-breasted Flycatcher have left.

The first record of Taiga Flycatcher was only found this year on 14th April, so a second record in the same year sounds rewarding.

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus

Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus