Grey-capped Warbler (Eminia lepida)

Grey-capped Warbler (Eminia lepida)

Photo@Joe.Aengwo

Grey-capped Warbler is a species of bird in the Cisticola family (African Warblers).It is the only species in the genus Eminia. The Grey-capped warbler is a very melodious in nature and calls continuously for pretty some time and once in a while popping out of is hideout which is mostly undergrowth vegetation in forest and thick bush land for lower altitude areas. This species has a very large range and can be mostly be in areas like Lake Nakuru, Aberdare and Mt. Kenya National Parks, Lake Naivasha, Mau Forest just to mention a few.

November 2013 and January 2014 Scheduled Birding Trip to North and Western Kenya Birding Trip

This 17 days trip will take you to Nairobi, Mt. Kenya region,Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo, Kakamega, Lake Victoria, Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha. Some of the highlight species expected on the this include;Turner’s Eremomela, Abbot’s Starling, and Sharpes’s Longclaw, Rufous-bellied Heron,Allen’s Gallinule, Hartlaub’s Bustard, White-crested, Great Blue and Black-billed Turaco, White-faced Scops Owl, Gambaga Flycatcher and Boran Cisticola

Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis)

photo@Michael Sammut

Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis), a Critically Endangered bird endemic to patches of natural forest in the Taita Hills of Southern Kenya. The entire world range of the Taita Apalis is less than 500 ha (5 km²).

The Taita Hills of South Eastern Kenya are the northernmost reach of the Eastern Arc, one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots (Mittermeier et al. 2004). Human impact is strong in the Taita, where deforestation hits 95% or more (Rogo & Oguge, 2000). The Taita are one of the key sites for biodiversity conservation in Kenya, with numerous endemic plants, vertebrates and invertebrates.