Sunday, December 1, 2013

Birds at Lake Langano/Ethiopia

The Lake Langano is placed near the Abijatta-Shalla National Park in Ethiopia. It is a great birding area with a high diversity (the Birdlife International code is ET047). The photos were made on a morning around a lodge and on the Nation Park entrance area. The possibility to walk across the savannah and spectacular scenery are unique. Outside the lodges or the park the land is used as farming land or overgrazed, but there are many opportunities to observe birds. Unfortunately I only had half a day, but it's worth a little longer to stay

African Masked Weaver Ethiopia
African Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)

Clapperton's Francolin Ethiopia
Clapperton's Francolin (Pternistis clappertoni)

Cyprus Wheatear Ethiopia
Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca)

Fork tailed drongo Ethiopia
Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis)

Kittlitz's Plover Ethiopia
Kittlitz's Plover (Charadrius pecuarius)

Northern White-crowned Shrike Ethiopia
Northern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus rueppelli)

Superb Starling Ethiopia
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus)

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Ethiopia
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver (Plocepasser mahali)

Mammals are rare and can mainly found in the National Park near the entrance area. The fauna consists of gazelles, baboons and warthogs. 

Abyssinian hare Lake Langano
Abyssinian hare (Lepus habessinicus)

Grant's gazelle Lake Langano
Grant's gazelle (Nanger granti)

Linked with Nature NotesOutdoor WednesdayWild Bird Wednesday and Id-rather-b-birdin.


  1. Beautiful photos of the birds and the animals! The hare is so cute.

  2. Was für wunderbare Bilder! Ich bin begeistert!
    LG, Petra

  3. Beautiful shots of birds, gazelle and hare!

  4. Great captures! The starling has such pretty colors, and I love that gazelle. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog :)

  5. Your bird shots are amazing!! Some I've never seen or heard of before. That's what I love about bird-linking memes. The starling and shrike are standouts. Wow.

  6. A great serie and a perfect post for WBW!

  7. Great photos and the birds are beautiful.

  8. What lovely birds! I'd love to see some of them for myself some day. We have non-indigenous hares here in New Zealand that look exactly like yours!

  9. Beautiful birds and lovely photos!

  10. A good series!
    I liked Superb Starling. Truly superb!

  11. A terrific variety of birds. I like the Drongo. Great shots!

  12. Beautiful birds all in one place.

  13. Wow you got great birds photos as challenging as that can be.... Interesting post... Thank,you... Michelle

  14. Wonderful series! I'm ready to travel and see them all!

  15. The starling is indeed Superb. great post

  16. I do love the little bird photos and the hare and gazelle.. So peaceful and cute. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. cheers Nora.


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