Posts tagged “Marabou Stork

New Post at 10,000 Birds

Spend a little time with Marabou Storks over at 10,000 Birds.

Tanzanian Birds (part three)

A Eurasian Roller in Mikumi National Park.

An unidentified Eagle hunting insects in the northern Serengeti.

Flamingos on the edge of Lake Manyara on a cool morning.

A Dark Chanting Goshawk in the western Serengeti.

A small falcon (Hobby?) dines on a small bird near Lake Manyara.

I love Fish Eagles. I can’t explain why.

A juvenile Fish Eagle consorts with Marabou Storks in Mikumi.

Guinea Fowl wander near a picnic spot in Ngorongoro Crater.

A Southern Ground Hornbill defies its name by prancing around in the trees.

An Indian House Crow, locally called a Zanzibar Crow, contemplates a sea voyage.

Tanzanian Birds (Part Two)

A Martial Eagle, the largest in Africa, takes flight in the Serengeti.

A Secretary Bird quenches its thirst.

One of the less common but more beautiful starlings in Tanzania, a Ruppel’s Starling.

A Paradise Flycatcher takes a dip in the pool. This bird often returned to bathe at this spot.

On the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, a female Ostrich sways as she preens.

Open-billed Storks scatter as a raptor passes by, almost imperceptibly, high overhead.

Marabou Storks are thought of as ugly… but not to me. My bird-o-philia even extends to bare-necked carrion eaters.

They often stand, sentinel like, keeping watch over the plains.

This kingfisher is a terrestrial bird. It hunts insects and lizards and can often be found far from water. I’ll look it up in my guidebook later.

Sand Grouse on the move as the impending short rains promise to break the dusty grip the dry season has held on the land.