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368/EA39.) Yellow-Necked Spurfowl aka Francolin (Pternistis leucoscepus) / Gelbkehlfrankolin

 

Solio, 4/12 and 9/12. Common there.

 

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369/EA40.) Red-Necked Spurfowl aka Francolin (Francolinus afer) / Rotkehlfrankolin

 

Triangle, 28/11, quite common in the Mara.

 

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Akagera, 19/11

 

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370/EA41.) White-Spotted Flufftail (Sarothrura pulchra) / Perlenralle

 

Kakamega, 30/11. Very bad photo but still a very satisfying one for me, tried more than 30 minutes for this bird. They live in dark, overgrown creek beds are tiny and are "extremely difficult to see" according to "Birds of East Africa".

 

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Michael, I think is OK and countable if photo is taken in 2016. Only 98 to take the lead, you can do it!

That does seem a reasonable point...

Onward and upward

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371/EA42.) African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus) / Blaustirnblatthühnchen

 

Akagera NP, 20/11. Also seen in the Triangle.

 

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And the juvenile (Akagera also, 21/11) which I first mistook for a lesser Jacana.

 

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372/EA43.) Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) / Südafrika-Kronenkranich

 

Akagera NP, 20/11. Also seen in the Mara, the Aberdares and Solio.

 

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373/EA44.) White-Bellied Bustard aka White-Bellied Korhaan (Eupodotis senegalensis) / Senegaltrappe

 

Mara, 26/11. The only sighting of this bird.

 

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374/EA45.) Black-Bellied Bustard aka Black-Bellied Korhaan (Lissotis melanogaster) / Schwarzbauchtrappe

 

Akagera NP, 20/11. A common bird, also seen in the Mara and Solio a couple of times.

 

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A female from the Mara, 26/11

 

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Also seen from this group: Helmeted Guineafowl (one of the most common birds on safari), Harlequin Quail (one flushed at Lake Baringo,no chance for a photo), Red-Knobbed Coot (in the Aberdares), Kori Bustard (a couple of times in the Mara and Solio).

 

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Up next: Waders!

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An impressive Francolin collection @@michael-ibk ! Love your flight shot of the Grey Crowned Crane and getting a shot of the elusive Flufftail must have been very rewarding. Close to hitting the 400 mark!

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Peter Connan

Michael, the brown snake-eagle is an exceptional shot!

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375/EA46.) Spotted Thick-Knee (Burhinus capensis) / Kaptriel

 

Sandai, 3/12

 

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376/EA47.) Water Thick-Knee (Burhinus vermiculatus) / Wassertriel

 

Akagera NP, 20/11

 

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377/EA48.) Temminck´s courser (Cursorius temminckii) / Temminck-Rennvogel

 

Mara, 26/11.

 

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378/EA49.) Heuglin´s Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus) / Bindenrennvogel

 

Lake Baringo, 2/12

 

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379/EA50.) Spur-Winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) / Spornkiebitz

 

Mara Triangle, 28/11

 

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380/EA51.) Long-Toed Lapwing (Vanellus crassirostris) / Langzehenkiebitz

 

Akagera NP, 21/11

 

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381/EA52.) African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus) / Senegalkiebitz

 

Akagera NP, 21/11

 

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382/EA53.) Black-Winged Lapwing (Vanellus melanopterus) / Schwarzflügelkiebitz

 

The Mara, 27/11

 

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383/EA54.) Senegal Lapwing aka Lesser Black-Winged Plover (Vanellus lugubris) / Trauerkiebitz

 

Akagera NP, 20/11

 

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384/EA55.) Brown-Chested Lapwing (Vanellus superciliosus) / Rotbrustkiebitz

 

Akagera NP, 20/11

 

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385/EA56.) Kittlitz´s Plover (Chrardrius pecuarius) / Hirtenregenpfeifer

 

The Mara, 25/11

 

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A Juvenile, Lake Bogoria, 4/12

 

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386/EA57.) Red-Necked aka Northern Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) / Odinshühnchen

 

Lake Bogoria, 4/12

 

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387/EA58.) Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) / Teichwasserläufer

 

Akagera NP, 20/11

 

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