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birds of africa

  1. Mottled Spinetail

    Mottled Spinetail

    One of the few Spinetails to discover in Ghana.
  2. Knob-billed Duck

    Knob-billed Duck

    These distinct ducks are quite common across much of Sub-saharan Africa and Southern Asia.
  3. Coqui Francolin (Female)

    Coqui Francolin (Female)

    These sweet little birds are found across much of Africa's wooded grasslands.
  4. Coqui Francolin (Male)

    Coqui Francolin (Male)

    These sweet little birds are found across much of Africa's wooded grasslands.
  5. Whinchat

    Whinchat

    A common Palearctic migrant that is found across much of Africa, in areas that receive good rainfall or that aren't too arid.
  6. Northern Pied Babbler

    Northern Pied Babbler

    An East African endemic, commonly found in highland grasslands and acacia woodlands.
  7. Grey Wren-warbler

    Grey Wren-warbler

    A common savannah bird mainly found in Acacia scrub. They are one of those birds that are easier to hear than see.
  8. Green-throated Sunbird

    Green-throated Sunbird

    Showing off it's iridescent green feathers while making a territorial display.
  9. Fawn-coloured Lark

    Fawn-coloured Lark

    This dry country lark is perfectly camouflaged by the dry grasses of semi-arid areas.
  10. Blue-capped Cordon-bleu

    Blue-capped Cordon-bleu

    These cute birds are often found in hot and dry savannah grasslands in much of East Africa.
  11. Black-capped Social Weaver

    Black-capped Social Weaver

    These social little birds live in large family groups and are endemic to East Africa. Mostly found in Semi-arid Savannah grasslands.
  12. Kori Bustard

    Kori Bustard

    Man, saying this guy's name out loud almost sounds like a cuss :D This large bird is one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, and they are commonly seen in much of the dry grasslands in East Africa.
  13. Gambaga Flycatcher

    Gambaga Flycatcher

    This small brown flycatcher is very difficult to find in Kenya. And I had to twitch this bird after a recent confirmed sighting.
  14. Kikuyu White-eye

    Kikuyu White-eye

    They are commonly found in highland forests and gardens.
  15. Chestnut-headed Sparrow-lark

    Chestnut-headed Sparrow-lark

    They are found in Eastern and North-eastern Africa, mainly in dry shrubland, dry lowland grasslands and hot deserts.
  16. Red-winged Lark

    Red-winged Lark

    One of the largest larks around here. They are found in lowland Semi-arid grasslands in much of East Africa.
  17. Shelley's Francolin

    Shelley's Francolin

    They are beautiful grassland birds, mostly shy and not easily seen until they come out into the open.
  18. African Marsh Harrier

    African Marsh Harrier

    This amazing raptor is found in much of Eastern Africa's wetlands, marshes and swamps. But now because of habitat loss, they are threatened and decreasing in population.
  19. East Coast Boubou

    East Coast Boubou

    AKA Zanzibar boubou. A common but shy bush bird that's found in much of coastal Kenya and North East Tanzania. Shot this picture very very close from home. Happy (or try to be) Monday everybody!
  20. Fork-tailed Drongo

    Fork-tailed Drongo

    AKA Common Drongo AKA African Drongo AKA Savanna Drongo. A bird has many names! :D They are very common in a variety of different habitats including cities, and occur in much of Sub-saharan Africa.
  21. East Coast Akalat

    East Coast Akalat

    Couldn't find a picture of this lil' birdie in the gallery so I thought I'd post this picture I took (not the greatest quality, apologies) last year. An extremely shy near endemic forest bird.
  22. Red-and-yellow Barbet

    Red-and-yellow Barbet

    One of the most colourful and iconic barbets in East Africa, they're mostly found in lowland dry bush and savannah woodland. No messing about with the name here. Straight to the point :D
  23. White-bellied Go-away-bird

    White-bellied Go-away-bird

    A very funky savannah bird that's commonly found in most Acacia thornbush and woodland areas in North-eastern and Eastern Africa. The name Go-away-bird has always fascinated me. :D
  24. Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

    Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

    These lovely birds are quite common in much of the Arid and Semi-arid grasslands of Kenya.
  25. Marsh Warbler

    Marsh Warbler

    Seen on a rainy morning, these shy migrants are very common during migration. Mostly found East of the Great rift valley.
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