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Pink in Africa

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This attractive (for a lark anyway) species is restricted to the dry savannah Somali-Maasai biome of north-east Africa (northern Tanzania, Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Somalia). It has a wide range across a zone known as the Sahel, an arid zone woodland and savanna region immediately below the Sahara desert stretching from Senegal to Somalia.

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Everyone loves owls: African edition

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The species is a common one, found from the Gambia to Somalia and from the Sudan to South Africa. And I spotted them, not the guide, a near-first. This was only the second time I had ever seen this species in all my time on the continent. But they are hard to see, as you can see from my photographs. Owl number one is sleeping.

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72 dangerous animals africa

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aethiopicus , but today that scientific name is restricted to the desert warthog of northern Kenya, Somalia, and eastern Ethiopia. Not only can these bristles rub off on a predator when it makes contact with a tarantula, but the spider can also actively flick them at troublemakers with its legs. It's not easy to catch them.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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The most accessible site is Samburu/Buffalo Springs in Kenya, but the bulk of its range is in remote and dangerous zones of south-eastern Ethiopia and Somalia. Somali Bee-eater occurs uncommonly within its range, perching inconspicuously on the edge of low bushes in arid savannas.

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The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital

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If you are in remore and/or dangerous places, like Somalia or Miami, and you get robbed, a book or (paper) notebook will likely be left in your posession by the robbers (saving all of your bird observation notes), an electronic device will be taken – that’s what they are after.

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The long and winding road

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This tiny passerine winters in Africa, places like Tanzania, Nigeria, Somalia. They also migrate to and from the High Arctic, crossing the Atlantic to Europe, but they keep going, down across the Mediterranean into Africa. From the Tundra to the African Steppes.

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Its sister species, Chestnut-backed, shows a similar range but in the Miombo woodland zone of south-central Africa, and finally Donaldson-Smith’s occurs in the Somali-Maasai arid zone, with a rather restricted range from northern Kenya to southern Ethiopia and Somalia. Image taken in Kenya by Adam Riley.

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