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Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater (Merops p. persicus)

photo@Yan Van Duinne Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is a long tailed, bright green bee-eater with black mask, mostly white forehead,green crown and pale blue or whitish superciliary and cheek stripes conspicuously brighter than surrounding green plumage; yellow chin merges with russet throat. … Continue reading

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Purple Grenadier (Uraeginthus ianthinogaster)

Photo@Tony Crocetta Dark chestnut brown bird with red beak, black tail, and deep purplish blue rump. Male has purplish-blue feathers around the eyes, and purplish-blue breast, belly, and flanks. Female has less extensive (sometimes absent) blue feathering on the face, … Continue reading

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Saiwa Swamp National Park, Kenya Bird Watching

In a recent tour to Saiwa Swamp National Park I managed to spot over 70 species of bird in a period of 48 hours. I stayed at the a self-catering Tree Top House which was quite unique. Just after I … Continue reading

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