Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birds of the swamps near Debre Zeyit in Ethiopia

Some birds from another trip around Debre Zeyit in Ethiopia. In the North of the village is a large swamp area famous for birdwatching. During winter time is a resting place for cranes. Unfortunately, I came too late for them.

the swamplands near Debre Zeyit
The swamplands near Debre Zeyit.

There were numerous waders and other birds. The photos are just a small impression of those I got with my camera.

 black-headed heron (Ardea melanocephala)
Black-headed Heron

 chestnut-backed sparrow-lark (Eremopterix leucotis)
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark

Eastern Chanting Goshawk (Melierax poliopterus)
Eastern Chanting Goshawk.

grey-headed gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
Far away and shy, a large flock of Grey-headed Gulls.

marsh sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
A Marsh Sandpiper?

spur-winged plover (Vanellus spinosus) und a ruff
A Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) und a Ruff.

 African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Sacred Ibis.

spotted redhanks and marsh sandpiper
Spotted Redshanks and Marsh Sandpipers.


wood sandpiper and black winged stilt
Black-winged Stilt and another piper.

yellow-billed egret (Mesophoyx intermedia)
Yellow-billed Egrets.
 Linked with Wild Bird Wednesday.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you fr showing us such a lovely sselection of birds in this post

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  2. Great photos! I like most the photo of Black-headed heron: great bird and great photo!

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  3. Hello, what an awesome variety of birds. Great outing and photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  4. Great pictures - yet another part of the world I'd love to see.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. What a great set of birds and pictures.

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  6. Holy moly!!! These are some new and different birds for me. Nice collection and thanks for sharing. Ethiopia seems so exotic and far far away.

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