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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

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The other African destinations in this list are quite interesting too (Mauritius, Comoros, Cabo Verde), perhaps all but Equatorial Guinea due to complicated logistics of visiting the Bioko Island, poor infrastructure and political instability. The best season here is from June to September.

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Tiny Asian bird discovered as sole member of ancient family. Who’s next?

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Grand Comoro Flycatcher/Humblot’s Flycatcher ( Humblotia flavirostris ). I wondered which little-known birds might be next in line for new-found fame — or at least a simple family switch — and it turned out, someone had started a Birdforum thread posing the same question after hearing the wren-babbler news.

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Color Me Olivaceous

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Cameroon boasts Olive-pigeons as well, as does Sao Tome, Comoro, and greater Africa. Olive must favor greenbuls; not only do we have the aforementioned olive greenbuls, but we’re also blessed with Olive-Greenbuls in both Toro and Cameroon.

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Mammals of Madagascar (Lynx Edicions)

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Mammals of Madagascar with the Comoros, the Seychelles, Réunion and Mauritius (Paperback) by Russell A. And birders spend a lot of their time watching the tree-crowns and, in the right place, spotting many other tree-dwellers. Highly recommended. Mittermeier, Olivier M. Langrand, Don E. Wilson, Anthony B. Rylands, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Kim E.

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The five most unique birds in the world

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The Cuckoo Roller — today found only in Madagascar and Comoros — is an oddball bird with a puffy head and a chameleon-eating habit. In addition to Corey’s photo below from his trip to an Oilbird cave in Ecuador , check out these additional remarkable Oilbird eyecandy images. Cuckoo Roller (Leptosomus discolor).

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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Two subspecies exist, the nominate breeds across Madagascar, the Comoros Islands and isolated parts of East Africa, whilst a more range restricted second form breeds in a narrow belt along the Cunene River which forms the border between Angola and Namibia.

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