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Birds of Tanzania

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Walter Kitundu of Bird Light Wind has an amazing four - part photographic series of the birds of Tanzania. And now he working on the animals, starting with lions. These images are well worth clicking through for, I promise!

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Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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The bird-richest region of Africa is its equatorial East: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (unlike the rest, the last one, Burundi, is politically unstable and not recommendable). Tanzania has 14 400+ hotspots, of which the top-5 have 500+ (the first one, Ngorongoro Conservation Area even with 600+ sp.). 4 Arusha NP 565 sp.

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Between the Birds

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Tanzania has an enormous variety of exquisite birds but unfortunately it has an equal number of distractions that can interrupt your birding experience. This was my first encounter with big cats in Tanzania and of course I’ve never seen anything like it since. Take these pesky Lions for instance.

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Birding Brazil Blog

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Derek Kverno has already created epic blog travelogues of his stints in Ecuador and Tanzania. Now he’s moved to Brazil , which means we get to vicariously explore the avifauna of another bird-rich country.

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The Storks of Africa

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A Marabou Stork arriving at its roost tree, Serengeti, Tanzania by Adam Riley We’ll start off with the largest and ugliest of them all (measuring up to 60in (152cm) in height, a weight of 20 lb (9 kg) and a wingspan of up to 12ft), the Marabou Stork. The Saddle-billed Stork has a similar Africa-wide distribution as the Marabou.

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Lake Natron Threatened With Soda Ash Plant

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Tanzania’s Lake Natron, renowned as the best place in the world to see Lesser Flamingoes , is threatened by a potential soda ash plant.

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Tanzanian Starlings, Shrikes, and Weavers (Part 3)

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Click on the image to see a Speke’s Weaver colony in action on an escarpment near Lake Manyara, Tanzania. A female takes her time inspecting a nest while the male waits just out of view. Other weavers include the Grey-capped Social Weaver which is the size of a little sparrow.

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