Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Birding the Sululta plains in Ethiopia

The Sululta plainns are a famous birding pllace in Ethiopia and easy to reach by 30 min drive from Addis Ababa. The plains a heavily overgrassed by cows, but the wetlands are good places to see some endemics of the Ethiopian Mountains. 


The Sululta plains in Ehtiopia
The Sululta plains.



The birds:

black winged stilts
Black-winged Stilts

Blue-winged geese and Yellow-billed Ducks
Blue-winged geese and Yellow-billed Ducks

 Caspian plovers
 Caspian plovers

red billed teal, black winged stilts and blue winged goose
A Red-billed teal, Black-winged Stilts and Blue-winged Geese.

Red-billed teal, Black-winged Stilts, Northern Shovellers and Blue-winged Geese
Red-billed teal, Black-winged Stilts, Northern Shovellers and Blue-winged Geese

wattled ibis and  white-collared pigeon
Two endemics, Wattled Ibis and  White-collared Pigeon.

yellow billed ducks at the Sululta plains
Yellow-billed Ducks
 Shared with Wild Bird Wednesday.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, wonderful collection of birds and photos. It must be an awesome spots for birding..

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  2. the geese and ducks are fabulous!

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  3. Some good birds there Christian. A number of ticks for me. Ethiopia hits the headlines not for birds which might make me worry about birding in remote places?

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  4. Very interesting landscape and a great variety of birds.

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  5. Wonderful variety of bird species. The yellow is very pronounced in the yellow billed ducks

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  6. Wow, so many birds in one place. It's great that you can get there with ease. It looks so calming. Have a good week, Christian.

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  7. So interesting to see birds from another continent!

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  8. Great series of bird watching images.

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  9. A wonderful place to capture some interesting birds!

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  10. Thank you for the glimpse into a new (to me) and interesting part of this beautiful world!

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  11. nice place for birding and fine birds.

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