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
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