Pictorial guide lists 200 birds of Dubai

DUBAI — A pictorial guide on the birds found in an around Dubai, compiled by the head of Dubai Zoo, Reza Khan, was unveiled yesterday by the Acting Director-General of the Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 11 Jul 2008, 1:32 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 11:14 AM

Titled Birds of Dubai: A Pictorial Guide, the book contains more than 300 photographs taken by the author covering the habitat of birds in man-made environment, desert, wadis, mountains, coastal areas and wetlands of Dubai.

"Even a novice will be able to identify all species of birds covered in the guide book just by looking at the pictures," said Khan.

"The book features 200 species of birds that are found in the emirate of Dubai, except the white collared Kingfisher, that is found only in the Khor Kalba mangrove forest in Sharjah," he added.

Khan, who has been heading the Dubai Zoo for the past 19 years, has written three books on wildlife and trees of the UAE in Arabic and English languages.

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