Tag Archives: Birding Routes in Kenya

Red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus)

Oxpeckers will sit on certain mammals and target the ticks and other small parasites found on the skin and in the coats of these animals. Oxpeckers’ bills are especially adapted to their lifestyle. The bills are pointed as well as … Continue reading

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Yellow-breasted Apalis (Apalis flavida)

Yellow-Breasted Apalis is the commonly encountered Apalis in the field especially if you are birding arid-semi arid areas of Kenya. Its widespread distribution makes it an easy target if you are also birding mid-altitude elevation and in this context it … Continue reading

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Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata)

Great Blue Turaco is the largest species of the Turaco family. The adult has turquoise-blue upperparts, including wings and tail. The tail is long and wide, and shows a broad, black subterminal band. Most birds have narrow blue tips. The … Continue reading

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Moorland Francolin (Francolinus psilolaemus)

Photo@Stratton Hatfield Moorland Francolin is a species restricted to montane forest habitat. In Kenya it can only be recorded in the moorland of Aberdare,Mt.Kenya, Mt.Elgon and Mau escarpment National park. They are often seen in small groups of families.Shelly’s Francolin … Continue reading

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