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Ethiopia’s Endemics

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Based on current taxonomy, Ethiopia has 15 endemics and nearly 40 near-endemics (many of which were endemics until Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991.) Wattled Ibis This pale shouldered ibis is endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea and is commonly found in highland moorlands, wetlands and even gardens.

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Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

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These 15 endemics and nearly 40 near-endemics (many of which were endemics until Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991) are for the most part quite easily observed on the standard Ethiopian birding circuit.

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Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

The Banded Barbet is a medium-sized barbet that is endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea. Banded is an attractive species endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea. This image was also taken at Lalibela, Ethiopia. Vieilott’s is an aberrant species occurring in the dry Guinea and Sahelian woodlands south of the Sahara.

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