Page 5: BIRDS OF THE MIDDLE EAST



Carduelius carduelis


Corvus corax*

The numbers of wild birds in the Middle East are fewer than our own because of extensive harsh terrain and climate. The birds know no political boundaries. They seek, like ours, the safety of the air in their search for a home. These are just a few of the species in the region. There are many others, unique to particular areas of the region -- some, wintering birds from Northern Europe. Due to man-made disasters --mostly political -- as well as natural calamities, their current status is uncertain.


Genesis 8:15-17
   And God spake unto Noah, saying,
   Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy son's wives with thee.
   Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth.

 

Interested in the wild birds of the Middle East? See: OSME (Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucuses and Central Asia -- news and info by country) http://www.osme.org/sand252/newsinfo.html Or, Bird Life International Red Data Books http://www.wcmc.org.uk/species/data/birdlife/

SOURCES:
1 Dr. Christopher M. Perrins, Consultant-in-Chief; International Council for Bird Preservation; Johnathan Elphick, Editor, Encyclopedia of Birds: The Definitive
Reference to Birds of the World ( New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1990), pages 91,102,131,135,138,155,183,198,215,242,258,267,334,335. ARTISTS: Norman Arlott, Diane Breeze, Chris Christoforou, Peter Hayman, Denya Ovenden, Andrew Robinson, Chris Rose, Ken Wood, Michael Woods. ISBN 0-13-083635-4.

2* Lars Jonsson, Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East ( Princeton, N.J.: Princeton U. Press, 1992), page 483. ISBN 0-691-026483.

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