Amboseli birds

In honor of flamingos I’m doing the birds of Amboseli separately.  I  didn’t realize I would see flamingos in the wild in any of these places.  But here they are!

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spoonbill, of course

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Yellow billed storks

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Black winged stilt

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Lilac breasted roller.  I am always stunned by the variety of colors in this little bird and how they all blend together.

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There are other pictures of the secretary bird that are much closer but I included this so you can see just how big this bird is.

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White necked raven.  Along with the pied crows they came to visit at breakfast each morning.

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little gray headed kingfisher

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And the exquisite tiny malachite kingfisher!

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Dontcha love the’do?!?!?!

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the stately Crowned crane

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the ubiquitous Egyptian geese

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This is an African Jacana with eggs!  I had no idea what the name of this bird was.  I had written it down but who knows where that ended up.  Fortunately, it didn’t take me long to find it in my book.

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Hadada ibis

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We saw a number of little chicks.  Isn’t it cute???  And look at the size of those feet!

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How this for some ugly ducks?  I don’t remember what these are but they are definitely unusual.

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a beautiful fish eagle

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Supurb starling

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secretary bird again

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Goliath heron.. the only one we saw.  Not the best photos but it’s all I got.

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The rest are just landscapes with birds..

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There are many more but this is enough!

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5 thoughts on “Amboseli birds

  1. What a selection. I love the "hair-do" of the Malachite Kingfisher, one of my favourites along with the Lilac Breasted Roller.Beautiful photos of the Flamingoes showing them in their enviromentm I have not seen the White necked Raven before. What a thick beek he has!You started my day off well with your first entry from Amboseli and now it ends on a finale.5 more sleeps!!!

  2. Love your bird shots!! The malachite "hair do" shot and the crowned crane looking in different directions with the reflection are favorites, but love them all. What a wonderful variety! Do you think your unknown might be a Spur-winged Goose??

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