Muscat: The Environment Conservation Office at the Diwan of Royal Court has registered the return of Cream-coloured Courser, a migrating bird, to the Wildlife Reserve in the Governorate of Al Wusta, two years after it was last spotted in the sanctuary.
Scientifically known as Cursorius cursor it is locally known as Darraj (Ad’Darraj, or runner). It one of the species of birds that are widely prevalent in the Arabian Peninsula.
It lives in semi-desert, pebbled and sandy lands with little vegetation or near cultivated lands or dry or grassy plains.
The birds are also found in the southern parts of the Sultanate at Al Wusta’s area of Jidda, a typical sanctuary for living organisms and fungus.
The Environment Conservation Office calls for the preservation of national natural wealth and wildlife in the Sultanate by raising public awareness about environment protection.