This flock of Ichthyaetus hemprichii was on a beach on the island of Masirah in Oman. I saw them a few years ago. The species is least concern on the Red List but numbers are decreasing.
Main threats are oil and gas drilling, industrial and military effluents and egg collection. The sooner we humans stop using fossil fuels the better for the whole planet. (https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22694303/132539775#threats)
Neophron percnopterus is an endangered species. Oman, where I saw this individual, seems to be the only place where the birds are not dropping in their numbers (yet).
The list of dangers is incredibly long and includes poisoning, antibiotics in lifestock, electrocution, collisions with wind turbines, reduced food availability and habitat loss.
For more info, head to http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22695180/0.
Il y a six ans, nous étions au Oman. Mon mari avait un oud. Maintenant, il a un oud nouveau. Il apprend toujours jouer l’instrument. J’aime la musique arabique et classique, donc j’écoute un concert tous les jours.
This is a Merops orientalis (probably subspecies muscatensis) which I saw in Oman some years ago. Back then, I had a compact camera, and this photo was taken with a 93mm zoom. Bee-eaters actually eat a variety of insects, not only bees.
This solitary Torgos tracheliotos was soaring high above Wadi Bani Khalid in Oman. Solitary for two reasons: firstly, this endangered species doesn’t live in big groups like other vultures. Secondly, and you may have guessed it, their numbers are in decline because of human intervention.
I met this member of Oenanthe lugentoides a few years ago when living in a small oasis town in Oman.
Please no sitting.
Place for women.
This door is to be kept closed at all times.