Saturday, June 21, 2014

Birds of the Lake Tana in Ethiopia

Lake Tana is famous tourist site in Northern Ethiopia and known for the monasteries on the islands of the lake. Beside the cultural highlights, the area is also a good place for birding. The surroundings of the churches and the southern shore, in Bahir Dar where the Hotels are located, have dense vegetation and many old trees close to the water. During the typical one day trip to the islands, it is possible to see 20 or more different bird species. In the parks on the see was many Silvery-cheeked Hornbills and turacos (too far away for my camera) and on the islands a high variety of barbets. Excuse the quality of the photos; I had only a small bridge cam with me.

African pied wagtail at lake tana Ethiopia
An African Pied Wagtail.

 banded barbet at lake tana in ethiopia
Banded Barbet in Bahir Dar.

 double-toothed barbet at lake tana in ethiopia
A Double-toothed Barbet on a island. 

Sun squirrel lake tana ethiopia
A Sun Squirrel.

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill in Bahir Dar
A Silvery-cheeked Hornbill in Bahir Dar.

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill at lake tana in ethiopia

spur-winged goose lake tana ethiopia
A Spur-winged Goose on the sea shore.

Yellow Wagtail lake tana ethiopia
A Yellow Wagtail.

25 comments:

  1. Wow, these are all cool looking birds. I love the Barbet and the neat looking Hornbill. Both of the Wagtails are pretty birds. Great shots! Thank you for linking up to my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Amazing birds and the squirrel is cute as well.

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  3. Great collection, and especially love that hornbill.

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  4. Your blog is amazing.Photos are very great.

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  5. Wow...they're all exceptional birds, but that Double Toothed Barbet stuns me with it's fabulous coloration and eye ring.

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    1. ps...I forgot to add this:

      thanks for linking up this weekend!!

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  6. All lovely and especially the barbet and the hornbill. Nothing I would ever see in Texas. Beautiful captures

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  7. Very nice, exotic birds, and a very cute little tree rat!!

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  8. Faszinierende Vögel! Und was du für eine Vielfalt vor der Linse hattest! Sehr toll!
    Wünsch dir noch einen schönen Sonntag!

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  9. Gorgeous! I really like the yellow wagtail at the end! It's always so fun to see birds of other countries!

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  10. A great variety of exotics!

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  11. Great shots - I'd love to see a Horn Bill.

    Don't know what happened with the translation "Cape Barren" is the name of an island where the goose os found.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. Ethiopia looks so exotic but there you have aour European Yellow Wagtail! The barbets are beautiful, such an interesting and colourful bird family. The African Pied Wagtail looks huge in comparison to our own.

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    1. The Yellow Wagtails are winter migrants from Europe or Asia. I made this photo in the end of March, maybe the bird decided to stay a little longer :-).

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  13. Wonderful shots. I like very much the photos of the wagtails.

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  14. Such an array of fascinating birds! And the squirrel too. Great to see all of these!

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  15. These are beautiful birds especially the barbets and I wish I could see them in the future too.

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  16. loved to see the hornbill. It´s a cool looking bird.

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  17. what a wonderful selection of birds in this post. great shots of them all.

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  18. such amazing birds, the Barbets and Hornbill especially

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  19. Amazing to see these birds, thank you :D)

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  20. OMG, what exotic series of birds and squirrel with GORGEOUS photographs as always♡♡♡
    SO enjoyed them all, my friend.

    Wishing you will have a wonderful week ahead.
    Sincerely from Japan xoxo Miyako*

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  21. Great series of images of birds I would love to see! Thank you for showing me something new today!

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