06/12/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve

At the end of the day we visited Jahra Pool Reserve hoping to see Baillon’s Crake which didn’t show up. However, Dennis O’Sullivan spotted a hirundine that we thought in the beginning to be Brown-throated Martin. Just after I reached home I received a call from the group stating that they think that the bird is actually 1st winter Streak-throated Swallow. I started to check my pictures with “Birds of The Middle East” and indeed it looked like a juvenile Sreak-throated Swallow. If this is accepted by KORC it will be first record for Kuwait and number 400 on it’s list.

First winter Streak-throated Swallow (Petrochelidon fluvicola)  Note dark streaked band across thighs.

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Sreak-throated Swallow. Note dusky throat

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Sreak-throated Swallow. Note contrasting pale brown rump

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Sreak-throated Swallow.  Note  pale brownish head  and very little forked tail

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