28/09/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

A short visit to Jahra Pools Reserve around mid day produced the following:

Garganey Spatula querquedula 5, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 1, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 6, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 19, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 4, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 4, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 2, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 1, Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 5, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 1, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 22, Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 3, White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus 6, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 2, Little Stint Calidris minuta 4, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1, White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 2, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 15, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 3, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 30, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 3.

Reptiles (Testudines): Western Caspian Turtle Mauremys caspica siebenrocki – SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008.

Western Caspian Turtle Mauremys caspica siebenrocki

Its distribution according to the Reptile database (http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/) Eastern Arabia, Mesopotamia, SW Iran, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (Northern), Turkmenistan.

For a distribution map see the following paper: TTWG; Dijk, Peter Paul van; John B. Iverson, H. Bradley Shaffer; Roger Bour & Anders G.J. Rhodin [turtle taxonomy working group] 2012. Turtles of the World, 2012 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v5.2012 (http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/wp-content/uploads/file/Accounts/crm_5_000_checklist_v7_2014.pdf)