2nd Breeding record of Macqueen’s Bustard in Syria

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2010

The following message was posted on the Middle East Birdnet (MEBirdnet) forum yesterday by Yousef Ali Alzaoby:

“Macqueen’s Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii has been recorded breeding in
Southern Region of Syria SRS for the second time on 28/05/2010. Old nest was
found in the same desert as last year but in a distant site from the previous
record.
This is an important record for the Middle east and conservation of this bird
must start soon to preserve the breeding population from [extinction] as it is
subjected to hunting by wealthy Arab falconers and bird shooters alike.
My thanks to: Mr. Mike Evans and Mr. Masaki Kunieda, Japan’s ambassador to
Damascus, Syria and Eng. AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan.
After some time a scientific article about breeding of Houbara will published in
Sandgrouse Magazine.”

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