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Al - Khunfah
Al khunf is an immense flat plain Iying on the western edge of the Great Nafud Desert,Primarily steppe and sand desert, it covers an area of 20,450 square kilometers.Arabian Ous small mammals,reptiles,and avifauna such as Houbara Bustard, the lappet-Faced Vulture,Sandgrouse and Rock Doves.
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Harrat al Harrah
Consisting of desert steppe and volcanic rock jebels, this vast reserve of 13,775 square kilometres was the first protected Area to be established in Saudi Arabia.It is home to the Endangered Arabian and Sand Gazelles and offers wintering and breeding grounds for the Houbara ,bustard, Cream- Coloured Courser, Dotterel,Golden Eagle,and a wide variety of other birdlife including nine species of larks.
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Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East
Richard Porter,Steen Christensen & Per Schiermacker
Illustrated by A Birch,J Gale,M Langman & B Small

" The bottom line is:this is the best field guide published so far on birds of the Middle East."....Josef Kren, Wilson Bulletin

" A real tour de force and should remain the standard work for the region for a long time to come."..Gordon Hamlett, Birdwatching

"An indispensable and thoroughly recommended aid for birdwatchers in the Middle East and beyond." ...Andrew Grieve, Birdwatch.
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Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East
Raydah EscarpmentRaydah Escarpment
Terms such as cloud forests usually evoke images of far-off places at high altitude, such as the Andes of South America or the land of 'Gorillas in the Mist' in central Africa. A similar ecological counterpart is the escarpment juniper forest of the Asir Mountains in south-west Saudi Arabia. Many readers may remember surprising images of beautiful forested areas in Michael McKinnon's TV series 'Arabia - Sand, Sea, Sky'.
The two endemic Arabian partridges, whose diet mostly comprises grass seeds, are often conspicuous birds, perching on prominent, rocky knolls and calling loudly. The slightly smaller Philby's Rock Partridge*, with a grey cap, is most frequent at the top of the escarpment, whereas the larger Arabian Red-legged Partridge*, with more bold black and white head and facial markings, usually occurs at middle or lower altitudes.
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Farasan Islands
A group of 84 islands in the Red Sea Lying 40 k Off the southern coast Of saudi Arabia,The Farasan Islands Reserve is espescially rich in seabird Life.The uninhabitated islands serve as breeding sites for large numbers of birds and the adjacent marine feeding grounds attract varities such as Osprey,Sooty Falcon, Pink-Backed Pelican, Red-Billed Tropik Bird, White-Eyed Gull, Saunders Little Tern,Crab Plover, Flamingos and others.The reserve also protects the farasan Islands Gazelle,Within what may possibly be The largest population of gazelles left in saudi Arabia. The waters surrounding the islands are equally important for marine life including dugongs,sea turtles and numerous Manta Rays.
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