Saturday, January 16, 2016

Birding Lake Bishoftu in Ethiopia

Bishoftu is a large recreation area in the South of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The area consists of 5 lakes and numerous hotels and clubs. It is also recommended as birding side, but my results were medium. There are too many fenced areas and restrictions. But inside some parks the fauna is divers and it is possible to 50 or more species in two days. This photos are made from a restaurant garden.


The Bishoftu Guda Lake in Ethiopia.
The Bishoftu Guda Lake is one of the five lakes. The dirt on the camera sensor is the result of several weeks in field.
Some Birds:

Egret colony at lake bishoftu in ethiopia
Egrets at to roost.

African pygmy kingfisher Ispidina picta

Very small but a real kingfisher: the African Pygmy Kingfisher.


African pygmy kingfisher Ispidina picta

African Pygmy Kingfisher


Little Rock Thrush Monticola rufocinereus
Little Rock Thrush

Little Rock Thrush Monticola rufocinereus
Little Rock Thrush

Malachite Sunbird basic plumage
A Malachite Sunbird (?)  in basic plumage.

western yellow wagtail Motacilla flava in Ethiopia
Yellow Wagtail.

tropical boubou or bell shrike (Laniarius aethiopicus)
A Tropical Boubou.

Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
Spectacled Weaver

Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis in a tree
Spectacled Weaver

laughing dove Spilopelia senegalensis
A Laughing Dove in the sun.

Linked with Viewing Nature with Eileen, I'D Rather B Birding and Wild Bird Wednesday.

13 comments:

  1. Hello, what a gorgeous collection and variety of birds. Awesome photos. The African Pygmy Kingfisher is cool. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Wonderful....the pygmy kingfisher just HAS to be a favorite today. Love the white eye too...of the weaver.

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  3. Absolutely stunning, I love the African Pygmy Kingfisher, that is number 1.

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  4. A lovely collection of colourful birds. The African Pygmy Kingfisher is a stunner.

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  5. A lovely collection of colourful birds. The African Pygmy Kingfisher is a stunner.

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  6. Hello!:) WOW!The birds and your pictures are stunning. A gloreous sight to see so many Egrets in one place, but I have to agree that the little Kingfisher is the star.:)

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  7. What an amazing variety of birds!

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  8. Fantastic! I love your shots of the little exotic birdies.
    ~

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  9. You got some great photos despite the restrictions! Loved the pygmy kingfisher, the rock thrush and the malachite sunbird...all new birds to me!

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  10. i have never see as many Egrets in one spot and I love the Kingfisher. A reat variety of birds inthis post

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  11. Wonderful picture; the egret tree" was the only thing that looked in the least familiar (we have those roosts around us here in Florida). loved all the birds -- so colorful.

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  12. Great bird photos! The African Pygmy Kingfisher is so cute!

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  13. Pretty birds! The kingfisher is stunning.

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