Birding trip report Ethiopia 24 Feb – 11 March 2011
John van der Woude -  www.jvanderw.nl
Bird photos
See also:   report   -    photos of birding sites   -   photos of street life
Most of these photos have been taken by Laurens Steijn, our tour leader. With his excellent handheld camera equipment he quickly takes pictures during the guiding, and afterwards shares his photos with all participants.

Dusky Turtle Dove Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Thick-billed Raven Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Wattled Ibis Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Blue-winged Goose Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Red-breasted Wheatear Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Ankober Serin Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Verreaux's Eagle


Brown-rumped Seedeater Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Groundscraper Thrush Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


White-collared Pigeon

Black-headed (Abyssinian) Siskin Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


White-collared PigeonPhoto Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rock Martin, dark subspecies obsoleta Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Lammergeier, with bone in claws. Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rüppell's Black Chat Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Yellow-bellied Waxbill Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Hemprich's Hornbill Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl (detail)


Abyssinian Wheatear Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Blue-breasted Bee-eater Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Pied Wheatear Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


White-winged Cliff-Chat Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Little Rock Thrush Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Sombre Rock-Chat Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Arabian Bustard 


Somali Fiscal Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Buff-crested Bustard Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Gillet's Latk Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Turkestan Shrike 


Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Photo André Sikkema


Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl

Arabian Bustard Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


White-bellied Bustard 


White-bellied Bustard Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Bateleur, rarely seen from above Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Abyssinian Roller Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Black-billed Barbet Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Striped Kingfisher 


Hartlaub's Bustard Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Hartlaub's Bustard 


Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill 


Northern Carmine Bee-eater Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Pectoral Sandpiper, the 2nd for Ethiopia. Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


African Pygmy-Goose Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Pallid Harrier Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Nubian Woodpecker Photo André Sikkema


Slender-tailed Nightjar Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Black-headed Batis Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Black-winged Lovebird Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rouget's Rail Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Red-breasted Wheatear Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Abyssinian Longclaw Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


African Wood-Owl Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Abyssinain Owl Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Abyssinian (Montane) Nightjar Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Mountain Thrush Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


White-cheeked Turaco Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rüppell's Robin-Chat Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Brown Parisoma subsp. griseiventris Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


African Goshawk, subsp. unduliventer Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Moorland Francolin  Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Lanner Falcon  Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Ethiopian Wolf  Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Stout Cisticola   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Moorland Chat   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Spot-breasted Plover  Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl
 

Spot-breasted Plover   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Spot-breasted Plover   


Rouget's Rail   Photo André Sikkema


Chestnut-naped Francolin   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Grey-headed Bush-shrike   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Prince Ruspoli's Turaco   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Prince Ruspoli's Turaco   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl

Little Sparrowhawk   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl

White-crowned Starling   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Sidamo Lark (Liben Lark)   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Pearl-spotted Owlet   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Salvadori's Seedeater   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Somali Bunting   Photo André Sikkema


Red-fronted Barbet   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rosy-patched Bush-shrike   


Golden-breasted Starling   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Northern White-crowned Shrike (White-rumped Shrike)   


Eastern Chanting Goshawk. Two of the three Chanting Goshawks occur in Ethiopia (Dark and Eastern). The third one (Pale) is a bird of the Southwest of Africa.   


Vulturine Guineafowl   Photo André Sikkema


White-tailed Swallow   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Banded Parisoma   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


d'Arnouds Barbet   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


African Bare-eyed Thrush   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Foxy Lark   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Foxy Lark   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Stresemann's Bushcrow   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Shelley's Starling   Photo André Sikkema


Heuglin's Courser   Photo André Sikkema


Heuglin's Courser   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl

Shelley's Rufous Sparrow   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Northern Grosbeak Canary   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Stresemann's Bushcrow   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Short-tailed Lark. We got this striking bird (very tame, as so many birds here - no hunting) as a reward for a long fruitless walk in search of Somali Courser - you can't have the all!   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


White-bellied Bustard   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Scaly Chatterer   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Three-streaked Tchagra, in same tree as the Scaly Chatterer.   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Rufous-throated Wryneck   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Double-toothed Barbet. Double notch on upper mandible is visible.   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Allen's Gallinule   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


African Rail   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Banded Barbet   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Abyssinian Waxbill   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Silvery-cheeked Hornbill   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Great White Pelican at fish market of Awassa. Fed by a boy who spotted us and knew how to earn some money!   


Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl (detail)


Mountain Wagtail   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Spotted Creeper   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Western banded Snake-Eagle (not Brown; note white tail band)   


Abyssinian Oriole 


White-cheeked Turaco   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


White-cheeked Turaco   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl (detail)


White-rumped Babbler   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


African Citril   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Yellowbill, a rare bird in Ethiopia. Wondo Genet.  Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl

Slender-tailed Nightjar   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl


Little Grebe on Hora crater lake. C. 1000 in total on this lake, in several groups.   


Banded Barbet   Photo Laurens Steijn/ BirdingBreaks.nl