Monday, September 27, 2010

Lake Manyara

Birds photographed from my trip to Lake Manyara in Tanzania.

126. Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis)
Got a fantastic view of this large bird. He was at the entrance of his nest, and feeding his female and/or chicks.
Silvery Cheeked Hornbill

127. Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Photographed this just outside the park where Storks, Pelicans and Ibises roost and breed on the huge trees.
Yellow Billed Stork

128. African Fishing Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
This one was scanning the lake from his perch by a hippo pool. This was the closest I cold get to him.
African Fishing Eagle

129. Palm-nut Vulture or Vulturine Fish Eagle (Gypohierax angolensis)
One of the biggest birds of prey I've seen (and this one was probably an immature!).
Immature Palm-nut Vulture

130. Hamerkop (Scopus umbrettaHammerkop
Another African special. Gets its name from its hammer-shaped head.

131. Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Was good to spot a familiar bird so far away from home.
Great White Pelican

132.Emerald-spotted wood dove (Turtur chalcospilos)

Unknown Dove

133. Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)
Grey Headed Kingfisher

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