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507/EA178.) Variable aka Yellow-Bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris venusta) / Gelbbauch-Nektarvogel

 

Mara Aruba Camp, 25/11

 

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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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508/EA179.) Eastern Violet-Backed Sunbird (Anthreptes orientalis) / Schwalbennektarvogel

 

Lake Baringo, 1/12. A bird that was a mystery to me - until I read the crucial sentence "Beware pollen stained individuals with orange throats, they have been feeding in aloes." in my bird book. :)

 

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The Malachtite sitting on the twig he has bent earthwards looks as if he was meditating on eternity with his upwards glance.

All the other colourful birds against the wonderful brightness of green leaves seem to be in paradise.

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509/EA180.) Grey-Backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) / Graumantelwürger

 

Very common, here from the Mara, 26/11

 

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Also seen: Common Fiscal

 

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510/EA181.) Mackinnons´s Fiscal (Lanius mackinnoni) / Mackinnon-Würger

 

Kakamega, 30/11

 

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511/EA182.) Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicoroides) / - x Red-Backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) / Neuntöter

 

Solio, 4/12. I had trouble identifiying this one but learned at birdnet the trouble was understandable. The experts there reached the consensus that this is a hybrid between Turkestan (which is a recent split from Isabelinne) and a Red-Backed. I´m including it as a new species because a numbering with 511 1/2, 512 1/2 would be a bit cumbersome. :)

 

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And a juv. Red-Backed Shrike, also from Solio:

 

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512/EA183.) Tropical Boubou (Laniarius aethiopicus) / Tropikwürger

 

Sandai, 5/12

 

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513/EA184.) Lüdher´s Bush-Shrike (Laniarius luehderi) / Braunscheitelwürger

 

Kakamega, 30/11

 

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514/EA184.) Black-Headed Gonolek (Laniarius erythrogaster) / Rotbauchwürger

 

Akagera, 20/11

 

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515/EA186.) Slate-Coloured Boubou (Laniarius funebris) / Trauerwürger

 

Lake Bogoria, 2/12

 

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516/EA187.) Black-Backed Puffback (Dryoscopus cubla) / Schneeballwürger

 

Mara, 27/11

 

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517/EA188.) Brown-Crowned Tchagra (Tchagra australis) / Dorntschagra

 

Sandai, 3/12

 

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518/EA189.) Sulphur-Breasted aka Orange-Breasted Bush-Shrike (Malaconotus sulfureopectus) / Orangebrustwürger

 

Sandai, 10/12

 

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519/EA190.) Northern White-Crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus rueppeli) / Rüppelwürger

 

Solio, 4/12

 

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520/EA191.) White-Crested aka White Helmet-Shrike (Prionops plumatus) / Weißschopfbrillenwürger

 

Solio, 4/12

 

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And a common safari bird - Fork-Tailed Drongo:

 

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*sigh* I always, always forget about Crows, I must have something against them. This bird was probably one of the most common ones we saw, they are in every village, really abundant, but it did not occur to me to take a picture. Let´s just call this a "habitat shot". :)

 

521/EA192.) Pied Crow (Corvus albus) / Schildrabe

 

Somewhere on the road to Kakamega, 29/11

 

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522/EA193.) White-Naped aka White-Necked Raven (Corvus albicollis) / Geierrabe

 

Volcanoes, 23/11

 

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523/EA194.) African-Black-Headed Oriole (Oriolus larvatus) / Schwarzkopfpirol

 

Lake Baringo, 3/12

 

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524/EA195.) Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) / Pirol

 

Mara, 26/11. New entry in any case. Possibly an African (the streak behind the eye would fit) but I think the dark wings point towards an Eurasian. But I could be wrong - and probably am. :)

 

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525/EA196.) Yellow-Billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) / Gelbschnabel-Madenhacker

 

Akagera, 21/11/ Mara, 28/11

 

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526/EA197.) Red-Billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) / Rotschnabel-Madenhacker

 

Lake Bogoria, 2/12

 

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527/EA198.) Stuhlmann´s Starling (Poeoptera stuhlmanni) / Stuhlmann-Star

 

Kakamega, 30/11

 

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528/EA199.) Greater Blue-Eared Starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus) / Grünschwanz-Glanzstar

 

Mara, 29/11

 

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529/EA200.) Rüppel´s Long-Tailed Starling (Lamprotornis purpuropterus) / Schweifglanzstar

 

Lake Baringo, 3/12

 

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