Extremely rare vagrant. A major Western Palearctic rarity probably accidentally occurring this far north in the Gulf area. Nearly all records are from birds which have been shot by hunters.
Where in Kuwait
Only 3 records for Kuwait with the last record in 2007 near Sabah Al Ahmad Natural Reserve (SAANR). It's plumage is in fact wonderful camouflage against the sand of its arid habitats where it is most often found.
In the world
It has an extremely large range and a population that is not yet quantified. It has a native range encompassing Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Pakistan and India. The subspecies floweri, endemic to central Egypt, was last seen in 1979 and is probably extinct.
Indiscriminate shooting and habitat loss