We were delighted to discover the beautiful array of birds in Tanzania. We expected lots of animals and startling vistas but never even thought about birds.
The intensity of the colors continued to amaze us. This Von der Decken’s Hornbill found a grub for lunch.We identified more than 60 species.
We have earlier mentioned flamingos but it was incredible to see hundreds of thousands of them.Three large lakes covered with them. They seemed to go forever around the lakes.
Birds of Prey also abounded. This is the Augur Buzzard, much prettier than his name.
Black shouldered Kite
Not all are pretty! This Marabou Stork takes the prize for ugly.
Some are spectacular! These crowned cranes are stunning.
This was a pair with two chicks.
This secretary bird struts proudly.
The rollers are very colorful; this is the lilac-breasted roller.
When we returned home we learned that there are 1106 different species of bird in Tanzania. We had barely scraped the surface. No discussion of birds can be complete with an Ostrich. This is a male attempting to attract a girlfriend.