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Credits to contributors

The following friends have kindly provided photos and bird spotting information to these pages, which are hereby gratefully acknowledged. Each piece of information and each photo are credited individually on the respective pages. Many thanks to all!

Contributed photos, sound recordings and sighting information

J. Eriksen
We thank J. Eriksen, who kindly identified several bird species unknown to us, based on photos taken by us.

M. Barami
Bird-watching trips with M. Barami have boosted the number of species listed here a lot, many thanks!

Khan family
Thanks also to the Khan family for kindly providing the means for web site maintenance when this was not possible elsewhere.

M. Eaton
Photos of a number of bird species shown here were obtained by M. Eaton during a visit to Africa. These contributions are most gratefully acknowledged.
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Cattle Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron, Little Bittern, Eurasian Stone-curlew, Common Ringed Plover, Spur-winged Lapwing, Pied Kingfisher, Hoopoe, Common Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, White-crowned Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, Desert Wheatear.

S. Kirkby
Photos of a number of bird species shown here were obtained by S. Kirkby during a visit to Africa. These contributions are most gratefully acknowledged.
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Egyptian Goose, Great Egret, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo, Lappet-faced Vulture, Common Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Little Bee-eater, Wire-tailed Swallow.

D. Wilczynska
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Purple Heron, Greater Flamingo, Asian Koel, Common Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat.

A. Ross-Taylor
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Common Myna.

M. Mackay
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
House Sparrow.

M. Thomas
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Egyptian Goose.

Sun Farms, Sohar
Photos of a number of bird species shown here were obtained at Sun Farms, Sohar (Batinah region), who granted special access to us for bird-watching. These contributions are most gratefully acknowledged.
Species observed there are:
Grey Francolin, Cream-coloured Courser, Namaqua Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Indian Silverbill, Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, Crested Lark.

M. Dahlem
Sound recordings credited to "MD" are our own.

General information

Some of the information presented here is adapted from books and field guides, in particular:

Arabic names of species