Tanzania safari - birds

 

Some birds seen in Tanzania in November 2007

Even with my own personal safari guide, birds were not a safari priority. Every time I spotted something interesting, I had politely to ask the driver to stop. The guide was apparently not used to guests interersted in feathered animals, and did not stop for any birds except ostriches.

Several of the bad-quality photos shown here were merely posted for my own sake, to remember the bird diversity in the region.

 

 
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Hooded vulture

Hooded vulture, Serengeti NP

 

Black kite, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Kori bustard

Kori bustard, Serengeti NP

 

Crowned lapwing

Crowned lapwing, Serengeti NP

Black-bellied bustard

Black-bellied bustard, Serengeti NP

 

White-bellied bustard

White-bellied bustard, Serengeti NP

Hamerkop

Hamerkop, Tarangire NP

 

Speckled pigeon

Speckled pigeon, Lake Manyara NP

Von der Decken's hornbill, male, Tarangire NP

 

Von der Dickens hornbill

Von der Dickens hornbill, female, Tarangire NP

Yellow-billed stork

Yellow-billed stork, Lake Manyara NP

 

Ostrich

Ostrich, Serengeti NP

Ground hornbill

Ground hornbill, Serengeti NP

 

Grey crowned crane

Grey crowned crane, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

African fish eagle

African fish eagle, Lake Manyara NP

 

Grey-headed kingfisher

Grey-headed kingfisher, Lake Manyara NP

African white-backed vulture

African white-backed vulture, Serengeti NP

 

Lappet-faced vulture and Rueppell's griffon

Lappet-faced vulture and Rueppell's griffon, Tarangire NP

Black stork

African open-billed stork, Tarangire NP

 

Black-headed heron and sacred ibis

Black-headed heron and sacred ibis, Serengeti NP

Bateleur eagle

Bateleur eagle, Tarangire NP

 

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Serengeti NP

Saddel-billed stork

Saddel-billed stork, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Secretary bird

Secretary bird, Serengeti NP

White-bellied go-away-bird

White-bellied go-away-bird, Tarangire NP

 

Red and yellow barbet
Red and yellow barbet, Tarangire NP

 

Lesser flamingo, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Greater flamingos, Lake Natron

Black-winged stilt, Serengeti NP

 

Black-winged stilt, Serengeti NP

Little stint, Serengeti NP

 

Little stint, Serengeti NP

Red-billed teal, Serengeti NP

 

Black-chested snake eagle, Serengeti NP

Fishers lovebird, Lake Manyara NP

 

Magpie shrike, Serengeti NP

Superb starling, Serengeti NP

 

Red-cheeked cordon-bleu, Serengeti NP

     

Black-shouldered kite, Serengeti NP

 

Rufous-tailed weaver, Serengeti NP

Glossy ibis, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Long-tailed cormorant, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Speke's weaver, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Common moorhen, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Hadada ibis, Serengeti NP

 

Helmeted guineafowl, Serengeti NP

Common fiscal, Serengeti NP

 

Yellow-throated sandgrouse

Yellow-throated sandgrouse, Tarangire NP

Steppe eagle, Serengeti NP

 

White-headed buffalo weaver, Serengeti NP

Lilac-breasted roller, Serengeti NP

 

Yellow-necked spurfowl, Tarangire NP

Red-billed hornbill, Tarangire NP

 

Immature African hawk-eagle, Tarangire NP

Water thick-knee, Tarangire NP

 

Green sandpiper, Tarangire NP

House crow

 

Egyptian goose, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Great white pelican, Lake Manyara NP

 

Silvery-cheecked hornbill, Lake Manyara NP

     

Red-billed firefinch

 

Malachite kingfisher

Hildebrant's starling, Tarangire NP

 

Marabou stork, Lake Manyara NP

Ashy starling

Ashy starling, Tarangire NP

 

Little bee-eater, Lake Manyara NP

Northern white-crowned shrike, Serengeti NP

 

Black-crowned night-heron, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Number Species Latin 
1 African fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
2 African grey hornbill Tockus nasutus
3 African hawk-eagle Aquila (Hieraaetus) spilogaster
4 African hoopoe Upupa africana
5 African jacana Actophilornis africanus
6 African malachite kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
7 African open-billed stork Anastomus lamelligerus
8 African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
9 African spoonbill Platalea alba
10 African wattled lapwing Vanellus senegallus
11 African white-backed vulture Gyps africanus
12 Amur falcon Falco amurensis
13 Ashy starling Lamprotornis unicolor
14 Baglafecht weaver Ploceus baglafecht
15 Bare-faced go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus
16 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
17 Black crake Zapornia flavirostra
18 Black egret Egretta ardesiaca
19 Black kite Milvus migrans
20 Black stork Ciconia nigra
21 Black-bellied bustard Lissotis melanogaster
22 Black-chested snake-eagle Circaetus pectoralis
23 Black-crowned night heron Nycticorax nycticorax
24 Black-faced sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus
25 Black-headed heron Ardea melanocephala
26 Black-headed weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
27 Black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus
28 Black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus
29 Blacksmith lapwing Vanellus armatus
30 Blue-capped cordon-blue Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
31 Broad-billed roller Eurystomus glaucurus
32 Brown snake-eagle Circaetus cinereus
33 Cape crow Corvus capensis
34 Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis
35 Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
36 Common bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
37 Common fiscal Lanius collaris
38 Common greenshank Tringa nebularia
39 Common moorhen Gallinula chloropus
40 Common ostrich Struthio camelus
41 Common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
42 Coqui francolin Peliperdix coqui
43 Crested francolin Dendroperdix sephaena
44 Crowned lapwing Vanellus coronatus
45 Dark-chanting goshawk Melierax metabates
46 Egyptian goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
47 Emerald-spotted wood-dove Turtur chalcospilos
48 Fisher's lovebird Agapornis fischeri
49 Fork-tailed drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
50 Glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus
51 Great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
52 Great egret Ardea alba
53 Great white pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
54 Greater blue-eared starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
55 Greater flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
56 Green wood-hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
57 Grey heron Ardea cinerea
58 Grey-crested helmet-shrike Prionops poliolophus
59 Grey-crowned crane Balearica regulorum
60 Grey-headed gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
61 Hadada ibis Bostrychia hagedash
62 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
63 Helmeted guineafowl Numida meleagris
64 Hildebrandt's starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti
65 Hooded vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
66 House crow Corvus splendens
67 Kori bustard Ardeotis kori
68 Lappet-faceed vulture Torgos tracheliotos
69 Lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus
70 Lesser flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
71 Lilac-breasted roller Coracias caudatus
72 Little bee-eater Merops pusillus
73 Little egret Egretta garzetta
74 Little stint Calidris minuta
75 Long-tailed cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
76 Magpie shrike Urolestes melanoleucus
77 Marabou stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
78 Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus
79 Northern House Martin Delichon urbicum
80 Northern white-crowned shrike Eurocephalus rueppelli
81 Pied crow Corvus albus
82 Red and yellow barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
83 Red-billed firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
84 Red-billed hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
85 Red-billed teal Anas erythrorhyncha
86 Red-cheeked cordon-blue Uraeginthus bengalus
87 Red-knobbed coot Fulica cristata
88 Ring-necked dove Streptopelia capicola
89 Rufous sparrow Passer rufocinctus
90 Rufous-tailed weaver Histurgops ruficauda
91 Ruppell's griffon vulture Gyps rueppelli
92 Saddle-billed stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
93 Secretary bird Sagittarius serpentarius
94 Silvery-cheeked hornbill Bycanistes brevis
95 Southern ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
96 Speckled pigeon Columba guinea
97 Specled mousebird Colius striatus
98 Speke's weaver Ploceus spekei
99 Spotted morning trush Cichladusa guttata
100 Spotted thick-knee Burhinus capensis
101 Steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis
102 Striated heron Butorides striata
103 Superb starling Lamprotornis superbus
104 Swahili sparrow Passer suahelicus
105 Tawny eagle Aquila rapax
106 Vitelline masked weaver Ploceus vitellinus
107 Von der Decken's hornbill Tockus deckeni
108 Water thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
109 Whiskered tern Chlidonias hybrida
110 White-bellied bustard Eupodotis senegalensis
111 White-bellied go-away-bird? Criniferoides leucogaster
112 White-browed coucal Centropus superciliosus
113 White-headed buffalo weaver Dinemellia dinemelli
114 White-headed vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
115 Wood sandpiper Tringa glareola
116 Woodland kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
117 Yellow-billed oxpecker Buphagus africanus
118 Yellow-billed stork Mycteria ibis
119 Yellow-necked spurfowl Pternistis leucoscepus