Introducing the birds and butterflies of Safaa

Safaa Golf Club

Saudi Arabia

Written by: nicholas james davies

Photos 1 and 2 Ploceus galbula, Ruepell's Weaver-male making his new home hoping to attract a new female. We have multiple pairs residing at Safaa during each winter and increasing in numbers year-on-year. Photo 3 Hypolimnas misippus, the Danaid eggfly, mimic, or diadem, is a widespread species of nymphalid butterfly. It is well known for polymorphism and mimicry. Males are blackish with distinctive white spots that are fringed in blue, this is a wonderful butterfly which loves Cornacapus trees (Damas) and is very common in Middle East.

Tell your story

Share Your Highlight Now