First definitely identified on April 19, 2017 in the mangroves close to the Oil Minister's Residence. A single bird with a very clear eyebrow and dark crown was foraging in the mangroves close to the wall. There had been several potential sightings in the same area. Known from a number of sites in eastern Saudi Arabia and have also been recorded at Lake Maliki, near Jazan in the south.
Status in KAUST
Abundance in KAUST
Places seen in KAUST
Image from Brian James
Seasonality in KAUST (number of years since KAUST's founding when this species was observed in a given month):