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The Geladas of Ethiopia

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This was the local name meaning “ugly” used for these primates by the people of the Gonder area in northern Ethiopia when the German naturalist Rüppell “discovered” this species for science in the 1830’s. Photographing Geladas in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains by Dave Semler. Mammals Ethiopia Gelada' Photo by Adam Riley.

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Ethiopia’s Endemics

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Ethiopia , a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa, has firmly established itself as one of Africa’s top birding destinations. Tours groups that I guided to Ethiopia ten years ago had to endure very basic accommodation, almost no surfaced roads and low levels of service. Addis Ababa is a good a site as any for this bird.

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Sanetti Plateau…The World’s Best Commute?

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The Sanetti Plateau in Ethiopia is a one of Africa’s greatest birding locations. Last year I had the weird (deeply, deeply weird) honour of working on a TV show in Ethiopia. Wattled Ibis are common in Ethiopia, even in the capital, but are a special endemic too. Everything about the Bale Mountains is big.

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Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

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Ethiopia, a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa, has firmly established itself as one of Africa’s top birding destinations. My adventure to the Omo Valley started with a flight from Ethiopia’s bustling capital, Addis Ababa, to Arba Minch, the largest city in southern Ethiopia. Yellow-billed Stork. Mursi woman.

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Liben Lark Gets a Lifeline

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Here’s hoping the Liben Lark defies the odds and long graces the grassy plains of Ethiopia! One Response to “Liben Lark Gets a Lifeline&# Jochen Mar 5th, 2011 at 11:37 am May I request that our Beat Writers free field trip be planned around seeing Liben Lark in Ethiopia?

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2017?

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Oh to be on the Sanetti Plateau in Ethiopia ! March, at least in my part of the world, is living up to its billing as a ferocious starter. Perhaps the time has come, though, to retire the bit about lions and lambs. Who outside of certain parts of Africa thinks about lions during this time of year?

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Village Weavers

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In the meantime, in order to rectify this I present some images of the Village Weaver, a widespread African species that ranges from Senegal to Ethiopia and down to South Africa. This situation may change as more species become established around the world. As their name suggests they are happy enough to live close to human settlements.