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483/EA153.) Northern Black Flycatcher (Melaenornis edolioides) / Senegaldrongoschnäpper

 

Kakamega, 30/11

 

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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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484/EA155.) White-Eyed Slaty Flycatcher (Melaenornis fischer) / Bergdrongoschnäpper

 

Volcanoes, 23/11. Here this species (subspecies toruensis) does not have much of a white eye-ring:

 

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Different more to the East, here from Solio (the nominate race):

 

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485/EA156.) African Grey Flycatcher (Bradornis microrhynchus) / Strichelkopfschnäpper

 

Somewhere on the way to the Mara, 25/11. Quite common but never got a close shot. Very similar to Pale Flycatcher, of which I possibly also have photos but am not sure enough.

 

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486/EA157.) African Dusky Flycatcher (Muscicapa adusta) / Dunkelschnäpper

 

Aberdares, 5/12. A common highlands bird.

 

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487/EA158.) Swamp Flycatcher (Muscicapa aquatica) / Böhm-Schnäpper

 

Akagera, 20/11

 

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488/EA159.) Chin-Spot-Batis (Batis molitor) / Weißflankenschnäpper

 

Aberdares, 7/12

 

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489/EA160.) Jameson´s Wattle-Eye (Dyaphorophyia jamesoni) / Jameson-Lappenschnäpper

 

Kakamega, 30/11. EBC!

 

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490/EA161.) African Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) / Graubrust-Paradiesschnäpper

 

Mara Siria, 29/11

 

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491/EA162.) African Blue-Flycatcher (Elminia longicauda) / Blauhaubenschnäpper

 

A resident of Mara Siria camp, 29/11

 

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492/EA163.) Rufous Chatterer (Turdoides rubiginosus) / Heuglin-Drossling

 

Sandai, 5/12

 

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493/EA164.) Black-Lored aka Sharpe´s Babbler (Turdoides sharpei) / Schwarzzügeldrossling

 

Sandai, 7/12

 

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494/EA165.) White-Bellied Tit (Parus albiventris) / Weißbauchmeise

 

Solio, 4/12

 

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495/EA166.) Northern Grey aka Somali Tit (Parus thruppi) / Somalimeise

 

Lake Baringo, 1/12

 

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Tits are such familiar, common birds in Europe but in Africa they are seen very rarely - and difficult to approach!

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496/EA167.) Montane White-Eye (Zosterops poliogaster) / Heuglinbrillenvogel

 

Aberdares, 6/12

 

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497/EA168.) Bronze Sunbird (Nectarinia kilimensis) / Bronzenektarvogel

 

Sandai, 7/12

 

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498/EA169.) Golden-Winged Sunbird (Nectarinia reichenowi) / Goldschwingen-Nektarvogel

 

Aberdares, 8/12

 

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The female:

 

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499/EA170.) Tacazze Sunbird (Nectarinia tacazze) / Tacazze-Nektarvogel

 

Aberdares, 8/12 - unfortunately only an ebc-shot of this striking bird.

 

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The female - as is the norm with Sunbirds much less interesting, and very tricky to identify. I have lots of female Sunbird shots where I gave up on identification. This is has at least some distinctive traits. Aberdares, 6/12

 

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Also seen in the Aberdares - the Malachite:

 

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Unfortunately we did not see the Aberdares specialty Scarlet-Tuftet Sunbird this time.

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500/EA171.) Regal Sunbird (Cinnyris regia) / Königsnektarvogel

 

Volcanoes, 24/11

 

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501/EA172.) Eastern Double-Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris mediocris) / Füllebornnektarvogel

 

Aberdares, 5/12

 

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Congratulations to your #500 !!M Perfect score @@michael-ibk . And there will be more. Maybe even #555 ??

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502/EA173.) Northern Double-Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris preussi) / Halsband-Nektarvogel

 

Aberdares, 8/12. Extremely similar but the red breast band is a bit broader and bordered with a violet (instead blue) band.

 

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503/EA174.) Rwenzori Double-Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris stuhlmanni) / Marungu-Nektarvogel

 

Volcanoes, 22/11

 

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504/EA175.) Marico Sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis) / Bindennektarvogel

 

Kakamega, 30/11 - ebc, a very heavy crop!

 

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The female (probably, maybe), from Lake Barino:

 

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505/EA176.) Scarlet-Chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis) / Rotbrust-Glanzköpfchen

 

Sandai, 10/12

 

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506/EA177.) Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchella) / Elfennektarvogel

 

Lake Baringo, 1/12. Moulting into breeding plumage.

 

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