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Kenya - Maasai Mara National Park (1 Viewer)


This forum has been incredibly helpful so far during my labeling of some photos I took in Kenya last year, so I'm hopeful it can be just as helpful once again. Thankfully, I've almost finished labeling my photos.

This time the photos were taken in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya, again in October 2019.

Can anyone help me to identify the species of birds in any of these photos please? I've numbered the photos at the top-left, in case that helps in referencing them. Apologies for the poor quality of some of the photos (some have been zoomed in and cropped).

I think 2. might be a white-bellied bustard, but I'd be grateful for confirmation from someone who is more knowledgeable than me.

Thanks in advance for your help once again - it's very much appreciated.


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Thanks for your help with this, it's much appreciated.

Excuse my ignorance, but what distinguishes a black-bellied bustard from a white-bellied bustard? I had assumed that 2. was the latter given there's a bit of white showing close to its belly, but obviously I have overlooked something else. Thanks again.


1 is a subadult Black-chested Snake Eagle
agree with Black-bellied Bustard with typcal V on hind-neck and very dark centres of feathers on upperside, the white line is the wing edge
and Egyptian geese
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