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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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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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White-backed Vultures are Proper Birds

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The populations remain stable in Ethiopia, Tanzania and southern Africa, but have collapsed in West Africa and have declined in other parts as well. They are threatened by hunting for traditional medicine, veterinary drugs, and poachers who poison them to conceal their poaching activities.

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Uganda’s Hard To Miss Monkeys

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The Mantled Guereza , ( Colobus guereza ) The Mantled Guereza, also known as the Eastern Black-and-white Colobus or Abyssinian Black-and-white Colobus , is a common forest species found across the rain forests and savannah woodlands of central Africa from Cameroon to Kenya, with a separate population across most of Ethiopia.

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The Storks of Africa

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Marabous at Lake Awassa fishmarket, Ethiopia by Felicity Riley A male Saddle-billed Stork (note the dark eye and yellow wattles), St Lucia, South Africa by Adam Riley Second largest, and at the other end of the attractiveness scale, is the stunning Saddle-billed Stork. They are also attracted by fires and can gather in thousands.

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Africa’s Barbets

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The diminutive Tinkerbirds are Africa’s smallest barbets, depicted here is Red-fronted Tinkerbird photographed at Lalibela, Ethiopia. The Banded Barbet is a medium-sized barbet that is endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea. This image was also taken at Lalibela, Ethiopia. This image was taken at Lake Langano, Ethiopia.

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The spotted hyena displays greater plasticity in its hunting and foraging behaviour than other African carnivores it hunts alone, in small parties of 2–5 individuals or in large groups. During a hunt, spotted hyenas often run through ungulate herds to select an individual to attack. It's not easy to catch them.

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