This month I thought I would show a few birds native of Kenya. We were fortunate to have a good birder as one of the van drivers. He could identify every bird we came across.
We saw a lot of these Crowned Plover’s. We finally came on a nest of one. It resembles our Killdear in many ways. The eggs and nest look the same.
They also act the same around the nest. These were found in Tsalvo West Reserve.
This is a very large bird with adults developing an air filled pink pouch which hangs from the front. Gregarious, often associated with vultures at carrion or lion kills.
The Weaver Birds
This is a large family of birds in Kenya. They all build bottle type nest that hang from a tree like fruit. These were taken in Tsavo West Reserve, Kenya.
Widely distributed in Africa in small numbers. Silent except for bill chattering. Photo taken in Amboseli Reserve.
Lilac Breasted Roller
One beautiful bird. Usually recognized by lilac colored chest and long tail feathers. An intra migrant ranging from Somalia and Ethiopia through East and Central Africa. Found in open bush country. Photographed in the Masa Mara in Kenya.
Locally common in east and central Africa. Frequents permanent inland water where there are fringing vegetation. Photographed in the Masa Mara in Kenya.
Visited us next month here for another adventure in Africa….John