Eastern Nightingale
Eastern Nightingale
Scientific Name 
Luscinia megarhynchos golzii
Arabic Name 
الهزار الشرقي
Kuwaiti name 
كلب أشول
16.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Vagrant. This is an eastern race of the Nightingale that breeds in Iran and is distinguished by its paler plumage. Needs careful observation for identification to be confirmed.
Where in Kuwait 
Kuwait’s single record was first registered in early May 2007 at Jahra Farms
In the world 
The eastern subspecies have paler upperparts and a stronger face-pattern, including a pale supercilium
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation