Tagged: Socotra

Socotra Golden-winged Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus

Checklist of the Birds of the Socotra Archipelago

Richard Porter & Ahmed Saeed Suleiman Ahmed Saeed Suleiman and I have updated the Socotra Bird Checklist following new discoveries this year. Also the resident white-eye has now been assigned endemic species status – Socotra White-eye –...

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus

Vulture News from the Middle East

The following short vulture updates from across the Middle East are reproduced with the permission of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group. They are taken from the Vulture Specialist Group newsletter (issue 11). If you are interested in...

Conservation on Socotra

Guest blog by Abdalgamil Mohammed Socotra Archipelago is one of the biodiversity-rich islands in the world thus gaining wide international recognitions. It is UNESCO-Man and Biosphere Reserve in 2003, UNESCO-Natural World Heritage Site in 2008, and one...

Socotra Bird List

Socotra Bird List

The latest edition of the Socotra Bird List (July 2013) by Richard Porter and Ahmed Saeed Suleiman has been added to the OSME website – see under Yemen in the Trip Reports section. http://osme.org/pdf/Socotra_Bird_list_MASTER_RFP_July_2013.pdf

Socotra Buzzard enters Guinness Book of Records!

The Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis has just entered the Guinness Book of Records as the newest bird of prey in the world! After spending more than a century without a name, the Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis was...