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Non-migratory birds from WF16

We have selected to feature 88 of the 187 birds that have been seen in Faynan, choosing those most likely to be seen and some of the most elusive, many of which were also present in the Neolithic. We present these birds in two sections, those which are resident and might be seen all year round, and the migrants, to be seen either in the spring or the autumn. Click on the linked bird names below to see additional information about them.  

We then present a further 23 birds that are represented in the bird bones at the Neolithic site of WF16 but no longer seen in Faynan. These show how the habitats in Faynan have changed, indicating that there was once much more water and woodland than is found today. 

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos

Verreaux’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax