Golden-winged grosbeak is Yemen’s national bird

This video is called Socotra Yemen Heaven On Earth.

From BirdLife:


The Yemen Council of Ministers has recently approved the Golden-winged Grosbeak as Yemen’s national bird. This colourful bird, with a huge beak for eating fruits and seeds, occurs in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen.

Yemen has also chosen the Arabian Leopard Panthera pardus nimr as the national mammal, the Dragon Blood Tree Dracaena cinnabari as the national tree, and the Aloe Aloe irafensis as the national plant.

See here.

The Arabian leopard: a charismatic species about to be lost forever? Here.

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