KENYA   -   AUG-SEP 2012   -   BIRDS PART 2

Secretary-bird, falcons, bustards, crakes, coots, cranes, thick-knees, plovers & lapwings, jacanas, sandpipers, coursers, gulls, sandgrouse, pigeons & doves, parrots, turacos


Secretary-bird - Sagittarius serpentarius
Secretary-bird
Sagittarius serpentarius
Nairobi National Park, Nairobi province, Kenya.
(S7)


Lanner Falcon - Falco biarmicus
Lanner Falcon
Falco biarmicus biarmicus
Lolgorien, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


White-bellied Bustard - Eupodotis senegalensis
White-bellied Bustard
Eupodotis senegalensis erlangeri
Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift province, Kenya.
Male. (S6)


White-bellied Bustard - Eupodotis senegalensis
White-bellied Bustard
Eupodotis senegalensis erlangeri
Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift province, Kenya.
Pair; male on the left, female on the right. (S6)


Buff-crested Bustard - Eupodotis gindiana
Buff-crested Bustard
Eupodotis gindiana
Tsavo East National Park, Coast province, Kenya.
(S7)


Black Crake - Zapornia flavirostra
Black Crake
Zapornia flavirostra
Robert's Camp, Lake Baringo, Rift province, Kenya.
This bird is way too easy to see for a "crake"! (S7)


Red-knobbed Coot - Fulica cristata
Red-knobbed Coot
Fulica cristata
Lake Naivasha, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


Gray Crowned-Crane - Balearica regulorum
Gray Crowned-Crane
Balearica regulorum gibbericeps
Solio Plains, Central province, Kenya
A truly fabulous bird, one of my "top ten" for the trip. There was a pair dancing together, but I couldn't get the shot because a fence was in the way. By the time I got myself into a better position, they had stopped and moved farther away. Still awesome to see it... (S7)


Spotted Thick-knee - Burhinus capensis
Spotted Thick-knee
Burhinus capensis maculosis
Lake Baringo, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


Blacksmith Plover - Vanellus armatus
Blacksmith Lapwing
Vanellus armatus
Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley province, Kenya.
(S7)


Spur-winged Plover - Vanellus spinosus
Spur-winged Lapwing
Vanellus spinosus
Lake Naivasha, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


Black-winged Lapwing - Vanellus melanopterus
Black-winged Lapwing
Vanellus melanopterus melanopterus
Solio Plains, Central province, Kenya.
Juvenile. (S7)


Crowned Lapwing - Vanellus coronatus
Crowned Lapwing
Vanellus coronatus coronatus
Nairobi National Park, Nairobi province, Kenya.
(S7)


Three-banded Plover - Charadrius tricollaris
Three-banded Plover
Charadrius tricollaris tricollaris
Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus
African Jacana
Actophilornis africanus
Lake Naivasha, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus
Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus
Aberdares National Park, Central province, Kenya.
(S7)


Somali Courser - Cursorius somalensis
Somali Courser
Cursorius somalensis littoralis
Tsavo East National Park, Coast province, Kenya.
(S7)


Three-banded Courser - Rhinoptilus cinctus
Three-banded Courser
Rhinoptilus cinctus cinctus
Lake Baringo, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


Gray-hooded Gull - Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Gray-hooded Gull
Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus poiocephalus
Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley province, Kenya.
(S7)


Yellow-throated Sandgrouse - Pterocles gutturalis
Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
Pterocles gutturalis saturatior
Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift province, Kenya.
Male. He was ruffling his feathers up, giving him a rather unsandgrouselike appearance. (S7)


Yellow-throated Sandgrouse - Pterocles gutturalis
Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
Pterocles gutturalis saturatior
Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift province, Kenya.
Female. (S7)


Black-faced Sandgrouse - Pterocles decoratus
Black-faced Sandgrouse
Pterocles decoratus decoratus
Tsavo East National Park, Coast province, Kenya.
Male. (S7)


Black-faced Sandgrouse - Pterocles decoratus
Black-faced Sandgrouse
Pterocles decoratus decoratus
Tsavo East National Park, Coast province, Kenya.
Male. (S7)


Speckled Pigeon - Columba guinea
Speckled Pigeon
Columba guinea guinea
Lake Baringo, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


Dusky Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia lugens
Dusky Turtle-Dove
Streptopelia lugens
The Ark, Aberdares National Park, Central province, Kenya.
(S7)


Mourning Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decipiens
Mourning Collared-Dove
Streptopelia decipiens
Robert-s Camp, Lake Baringo, Rift province, Kenya.
(S7)


Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove - Turtur chalcospilos
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove
Turtur chalcospilos
Sagala Lodge, Coast province, Kenya.
(S7)


Red-bellied Parrot - Poicephalus rufiventris
Red-bellied Parrot
Poicephalus rufiventris rufiventris
Sagala Lodge, Coast province, Kenya.
(S7)


Fischer's Turaco - Tauraco fischeri
Fischer's Turaco
Tauraco fischeri fischeri
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, Coast province, Kenya.
(S7)


Ross's Turaco - Musophaga rossae
Ross's Turaco
Musophaga rossae
Kakamega Forest National Reserve, Western province, Kenya.
(S7)



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