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Love the Wattled Ibis and what the hell, include the Lesser Flamingo!

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200/ET117.) Yellow-Fronted Parrot (Poicephalus flavifrons) / Schoapapagei - ENDEMIC   Only occurring in Ethiopia. A beautiful bird pretty much on top of my wish list for this trip. We were r

550/E203.) Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) / Haubenmeise   Fulpmes, 19/11/2017. And I conclude my Big Year 2017 with my favourite tit.       I did not manag

100/E100.) European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster) / Bienenfresser   Definitely Austria´s most colourful bird, and most definitely the highlight of this Seewinkel visit.     There´s a good colony

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I don't know, those white specks, it might as well be last year's snow ... :P ... time to get that 600 mm lens you are dreamin' about, @michael-ibk :ph34r: ?!

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3 hours ago, xelas said:

I don't know, those white specks, it might as well be last year's snow ... :P 

 I think that is why they are  called Lesser Flamingoes....?

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:lol:

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4 hours ago, xelas said:

I don't know, those white specks, it might as well be last year's snow ... :P ... time to get that 600 mm lens you are dreamin' about, @michael-ibk :ph34r: ?!

 Make that a 2400 mm. ;)

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11 minutes ago, michael-ibk said:

 Make that a 2400 mm. ;)

 Easily! Just add a 4x teleconverter :P 

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127/ET35.) Black-Winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) / Gleitaar

 

Two distant sightings at Ali Deghe. And both a disappointment because we hoped it could be an African Swallow-Tailed Kite - which we missed.

 

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128/ET36.) Yellow-Billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius) / Schmarotzermilan

 

Common everywhere we went, especially around human settlements. This one from Bale NP:

 

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Also saw one Black Kite, -/ET37, at Lake Awasa.

 

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129/ET38.) African Fish Eagle (Haleaeetus vocifer) / Schreiseeadler

 

A few sightings, one in Addis, the rest around Lake Langano (where these were taken):

 

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130/ET39.) Lammergeier aka Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) / Bartgeier

 

Bale NP. One of my "most wanted" ones for this trip. They do occur in Austria and I´ve even seen one this year, but while driving and I did not have my camera ready.

 

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131/ET40.) Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) / Schmutzgeier

 

A couple of them seen at Ali Deghe - a first for me.

 

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132/ET41.) Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) / Kappengeier

 

One sighting of a few at Lake Ziway.

 

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133/ET42.) White-Backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) / Weißrückengeier

 

Normally the most common Vulture one sees on safari but in Ethiopia we only had one, in Senkelle.

 

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134/ET43.) Rüppel´s Vulture (Gyps rueppelii) / Sperbergeier

 

The most common vulture in Ethiopia, seen quite often at roadkills. In general vultures seem to be doing quite well in Ethiopia. Somewhere between Bale and Lake Awasa.

 

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135/ET44.) Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) / Gänsegeier

 

Another new Vulture for me. One sighting of a few birds, also somewhere between Bale and Awasa.

 

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136/ET45.) Lappet-Faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) / Ohrengeier

 

Maybe three or four sightings, always distant. Here from Ali Deghe.

 

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137/ET46.) Black-Chested Snake Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis) / Schwarzbrust-Schlangenadler

 

One sighting in Awash.

 

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138/ET47.) African Harrier-Hawk aka Gymnogene (Polyboroides typus) / Froschweihe

 

One sighting at Lake Langano.

 

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139/ET48.) Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) / Wiesenweihe

 

Quite common in Guassa (where photo was taken) and (to a lesser extent) Bale. For some reason we saw only females/immatures, though - are the males migrating to somewhere else?

 

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140/ET49.) Montagu´s Harrier (Circus pygargus) / Wiesenweihe

 

One sighting at Ali Deghe

 

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141/ET50.) Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates) / Graubürzel-Singhabicht

 

Very common in Awash, don´t remember it from anywhere else.

 

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142/ET51.) Rufuous-Breasted Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris) / Rotbauchsperber

 

One distant sighting in Guassa.

 

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143/ET52.) Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) / Mäusebussard

 

Our classic buzzard from back home where I often curse it. I often see it, especially on the motorway, but find it extremely difficult to get close to this common raptor. One seen in Ethiopia in the highlands somewhere on the way to Bale.

 

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144/ET53.) Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur) / Augurbussard

 

Super-common in the highlands, seen all the time. A lot of different morphs. Photos from Bale and Guassa.

 

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145/ET54.) Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) / Raubadler

 

A handful of sightings in Awash, Ali Deghe, Bale and Senkelle. Not as present as in East Africa´s safari areas. Here from Bale:

 

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And a chick from Awash:

 

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