Tag Archives: Samburu

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

The squacco heron is a migrant, wintering in Kenya. This is a stocky species with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back. In summer, adults have long neck feathers. Its appearance is transformed in flight, when it looks … Continue reading

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African Darter (Anhinga rufa)

Photo@Tony Crocetta In Kenya, African Darter is the most commonly seen aquatic bird in Kenya wetland after Long-tailed Cormorant. It frequents fresh and brackish waters, fringed with vegetation, especially near fresh water lakes in Kenya Rift Valley lakes. This species … Continue reading

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Hildebrandt’s Starling (Lamprotornis hildebrandti)

Photo@Michael Sammut Hilderbrandt’s Starling is a red-eyed, and generally darker-toned than Superb Starling without a white breast band or vent. This species is confined to open woodland and open thorn bushes found in Arid and Semi-arid areas of the Great … Continue reading

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Vitelline Masked Weaver ( Ploceus vitellinus)

Photo@Tony Crocetta Vitelline Masked Weaver is a common wevar that is at home in and around habitat in the dry acacia belt. It is a species that is similar to large Black-headed Weaver, but can be easily separated given a … Continue reading

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Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus)

Photo@Michael Sammut Spotted Eagle-Owl is medium to large owl with prominent ear tufts. Upper-parts dusky brown with pale spots, under-parts whitish and finely barred. Facial disk whitish to pale ochre. A more rufous morph exists in more arid areas.It very … Continue reading

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Crested Guinea Fowl (Guttera pucherani)

Crested Guinea fowl has a wide range in Kenya and northern Tanzania. In Kenya it is found mostly in western tropical rain forest remnant of Kakamega forest and Lake Manyara national park in Northern Tanzania, Body plumage is much like … Continue reading

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Hartlaub’s Turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi)

Hartlaub’s Turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) is a medium sized turaco, an endemic family to sub- Sahara Africa. In Kenya it is a resident breeder in the Montane forests of the central part of the country.

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