Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birds of the swamps near Debre Zeyit in Ethiopia

Some birds from another trip around Debre Zeyit in Ethiopia. In the North of the village is a large swamp area famous for birdwatching. During winter time is a resting place for cranes. Unfortunately, I came too late for them.

the swamplands near Debre Zeyit
The swamplands near Debre Zeyit.

There were numerous waders and other birds. The photos are just a small impression of those I got with my camera.

 black-headed heron (Ardea melanocephala)
Black-headed Heron

 chestnut-backed sparrow-lark (Eremopterix leucotis)
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark

Eastern Chanting Goshawk (Melierax poliopterus)
Eastern Chanting Goshawk.

grey-headed gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
Far away and shy, a large flock of Grey-headed Gulls.

marsh sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
A Marsh Sandpiper?

spur-winged plover (Vanellus spinosus) und a ruff
A Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) und a Ruff.

 African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Sacred Ibis.

spotted redhanks and marsh sandpiper
Spotted Redshanks and Marsh Sandpipers.

wood sandpiper and black winged stilt
Black-winged Stilt and another piper.

yellow-billed egret (Mesophoyx intermedia)
Yellow-billed Egrets.
 Linked with Wild Bird Wednesday.


  1. Thank you fr showing us such a lovely sselection of birds in this post

  2. Great photos! I like most the photo of Black-headed heron: great bird and great photo!

  3. Hello, what an awesome variety of birds. Great outing and photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  4. Great pictures - yet another part of the world I'd love to see.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  5. What a great set of birds and pictures.

  6. Holy moly!!! These are some new and different birds for me. Nice collection and thanks for sharing. Ethiopia seems so exotic and far far away.


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