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birds of kenya

  1. Greater Flamingo

    Greater Flamingo

    Greater Flamingo in full flight. These spectacular birds are famous for their pink colour and long neck and legs.
  2. Yellow-billed Stork

    Yellow-billed Stork

  3. Greater Blue-eared starling

    Greater Blue-eared starling

  4. Brown-hooded Kingfisher

    Brown-hooded Kingfisher

    Check out this beauty giving me a laugh!
  5. Collared Sunbird

    Collared Sunbird

    A male Collared sunbird. Singing and showing its stunning beauty.
  6. Diederik Cuckoo

    Diederik Cuckoo

    Look at that beautiful bronze-green colour!
  7. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    These tall birds of prey are unlike any other! They look like pretty storks, but dont let their looks deceive you. These highly intelligent hunters walk around the grasslands searching for snakes, lizards, and rodents. They then chase after their prey stomping on them with their powerful feet...
  8. Little Bee-eater

    Little Bee-eater

    Little Bee-eater. Having a little bee snack. That is it. That's the picture. :D
  9. Lappet-faced Vulture

    Lappet-faced Vulture

    Lappet-faced Vulture. The king of vultures, showing who's boss at this carcass. This picture was taken at Maasai Mara. Unfortunately, vultures in Kenya are at the risk of critical endangerment. This is because of conflicts between the Maasai and big cats. Vulture poisoning happens when a lion...
  10. Malachite Sunbird

    Malachite Sunbird

    Sunbirds are small nectar feeders with bright colors and iridescent feathers, and the malachite sunbird certainly lives up to its name. Their bright green iridescent feathers give good camouflage in the lush alpine grasslands of Kenya, but they are easily spotted when visiting the white flowers...
  11. African Fish Eagle

    African Fish Eagle

    A true African icon; no water body would be complete without an African fish eagle nearby. These powerful birds of prey have an unmistakable call, which they use to mark their territory. Adults will fiercely guard their home turfs from any intruders. The females of this species are larger than...
  12. Northern Carmine Bee-eater

    Northern Carmine Bee-eater

    Carmine bee-eaters are the largest of their kind in Africa, and they are absolutely lovely! These bee-eaters are Afro-tropical migrants with some of them being resident in Kenya. They usually nest in colonies, excavating horizontal tunnels on steep river banks to keep them safe from predators.
  13. Lilac-breasted Roller

    Lilac-breasted Roller

    The lilac-breasted roller is an exquisitely colourful bird; many believe its even the most photographed bird in Kenya. What makes these birds unique is their capability to make a somersault in mid-flight, which is why they are called rollers. Fun fact: It is "unofficially" considered the...
  14. Sokoke Scops Owl

    Sokoke Scops Owl

    These tiny little owls are possibly my favourite! They are the smallest in Africa, and an adorable endemic. They are found only in a small area of coastal forest in Arabuko Sokoke! Like most other owls, they are nocturnal, and mainly feed on insects like: beetles, crickets and locusts. These...
  15. Pangani Longclaw

    Pangani Longclaw

    A stunning song bird, found only in Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia. Their natural habitat is grassland savanna.
  16. Lesser Flamingo

    Lesser Flamingo

    These long-legged beauties can be found in their thousands in Kenyas incredible rift valley lakes. Most of the Rift Valley lakes are alkaline and have blooms of blue-green algae on which the flamingos feed. They feed by siphoning the algae with their incredible curved beaks, and the algae in...
  17. Vulturine Guineafowl

    Vulturine Guineafowl

    They are the largest and definitely most beautiful guineafowls on the planet. These gregarious birds are quite social and can sometimes be seen in flocks of up to 50 individuals. They prefer arid and semi-arid bush and savannah searching for wild seeds and insects to feed on.