Birds of Tanzanian Safari–Day 4
Day 4 of our Safari saw us heading up to the North Serengeti, Lobo area. Not as many birds this time, but a few, nonetheless….
1) The morning started with a pair of Egyptian Geese singing and dancing
Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr
2) Next to the geese was an apprentice Blacksmith Plover (juvenile)
Juvenile Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr
3) Rummaging nearby was a Black Crake
Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostra) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr
4) Later, as the sun was higher, we saw what we figured to be a Juvenile Magpie Shrike
Magpie Shrike (Urolestes melanoleucus) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr
5) We even drove by a few bushes with these guys in them… Rattling Cisticola
Rattling cisticola (Cisticola chiniana) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr
6) We actually had a Helmeted Guineafowl not run madly away, into the bushes
Helmeted Guineafowl by Brian Hampson, on Flickr
7) Then we saw this guy – I know he’s not a bird, but MAN… he is so cool. A flap-necked chameleon!
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) by Brian Hampson, on Flickr
On this day we saw amazingly close leopards, lions and cape buffalo. We saw a cheetah on a fresh kill and a spotted hyena that looked like it had been through a war.
These pics and others from the day can be found at the flickr album for the day at https://flic.kr/s/aHskCVmwpC
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