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403/EA7.) Diederik Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius) / Goldkuckuck

 

Akagera NP, 20/11

 

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58.) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) / Buntspecht - my favourite catch of the day.      

Ok I´m in as well for this year. I suspect this thread will be pretty dormant until I finally get back to Africa in a few months but let´s see what I can find until then here in Europe.   1) Blue Ti

A few more from the Easter Weekend. Following TonyQ´s and Peter Connan´s example I will add the latin names from now on - and also the German ones (more for myself :-)).   30) Eurasian Coot (Fulica

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404/EA75.) Klaas´s Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas) / Klaas-Kuckuck

 

Aberdares, 6/12. Black eyes instead red (like Diederik), and white only behind the eye (no bold green-white face pattern)

 

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405/EA76.) Yellowbill aka Green Coucal (Ceuthmochares aereus) / Erzkuckuck

 

Akagera NP, 21/11

 

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406/EA77.) White-Browed Coucal (Centropus superciliosus) / Weißbrauenkuckuck

 

Solio, 9/12. Very common - saw them a lot in savannah/bush area.

 

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Also saw Black Cuckoo from this group (in Kakamega) but gone too quickly for photos.

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407/EA78.) White-Faced Scops-Owl (Otus leucotis) / Nordbüscheleule

 

Lake Baringo, 2/12

 

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408/EA79.) Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinarescens) / Grauuhu

 

Lake Baringo, 2/12

 

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409/EA80.) Slender-Tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus clarus) / Kurzschleppennachtschwalbe

 

Lake Baringo, 2 & 3/12

 

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Certainly also saw several Swifts, maybe Spinetails, but did not even try for these dashingly fast airborne group.

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410/EA81.) Grey-Headed Kingfisher (Halycon leucocephala) / Graukopfliest

 

Lake Bogoria, 2/12

 

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411/EA82.) Woodland Kingfisher (Halycon senegalensis) / Senegalliest

 

Lake Baringo, 1/12

 

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412/EA83.) Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) / Haubenzwergfischer

 

Lake Baringo, 3/12

 

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413/EA84.) African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) / Zwergkönigsfischer

 

Mara Aruba Camp, 26/11. First time I´ve seen this beautiful bird.

 

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The most common Kingfisher, of course, was however the Pied (saw 100s of them). Not as colourful as the other Kingfishers but I adore its simple but elegant black and white look - it´s one of my favourite birds.

 

Lake Baringo, 3/12

 

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414/EA85.) Little Bee-Eater (Merops pusillus) / Zwergspint

 

Mara Triangle, 28/11. The most common Bee-Eater.

 

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415/EA86.) Cinnamon-Chested Bee-Eater (Merops oreobates) / Bergspint

 

Aberdares, 8/12. Similar to Little but larger, with richer-rufous on breast, slightly less blue above eyes and white edges to cheeks.

 

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416/EA87.) Blue-Cheeked Bee-Eater (Merops persicus) / Blauwangenspint

 

Lake Baringo, 2/12. Also seen a lot in Akagera.

 

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We also saw European Bee-Eater, here from Akagera:

 

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417/EA88.) White-Fronted Bee-Eater (Merops bullockoides) / Weißstirnspint

 

Lake Bogoria, 2/12. The only sighting of this species.

 

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418/EA89.) Northern Carmine Bee-Eater (Merops nubicus) / Scharlachspint

 

Lake Baringo, 3/12.

 

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419/EA90.) Blue-Headed Bee-Eater (Merops muelleri) / Saphirspint

 

Kakamega, 1/12. A trip highlight for me, we searched long for this beautiful bird.

 

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420/EA91.) White-Headed Wood-Hoope (Phoeniculus bollei) / Weißmaskenhopf

 

Aberdares, 8/12.

 

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Also seen from this group:

 

Lilac-Breasted Roller (of course).

 

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Green Wood-Hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus). A juv. here from Solio

 

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African Hoopoe, only one sighting, from Solio.

 

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Cinnamon-chested and blue-headed bee-eaters are cool!

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421/EA92.) Jackson´s Hornbill (Tockus jacksoni) / Jackson-Toko

 

Lake Baringo, 1/12

 

The male:

 

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Female:

 

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422/EA93.) Hemprich´s Hornbill (Tockus hemprichii) / Hemprich-Toko

 

Lake Baringo, 3/12

 

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423/EA94.) Crowned Hornbill (Tockus alboterminatus) / Kronentoko

 

Akagera NP, 20/11

 

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Also seen: African Grey Hornbill (here from Akagera)

 

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424/EA95.) Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis) / Silberwangenhornvogel

 

Aberdares, 5/12. A common bird there, but unfortunately very shy this time.

 

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