Know your Birds

demshyna

Village Elder
#1
Looking for and observing birds can be very calming. Concentrating on their world can help take your mind of any stresses in your own world. Bird watching can be a form of exercise. You may choose to watch birds while sitting in your own backyard or from a park bench.

By the way if you are interested in travelling with me dont hesitate
Log on www.africavacationsafaris.com and see what I have for you
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Below are a few birds I think you should be knowing by now
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Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu - Spotted in Nairobi

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Grey-headed Kingfisher - Spotted in Samburu and Amboseli

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African Fish Eagle very common in Naivasha Red-and-yellow Barbet

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Red-and-yellow Barbet I have spotted it in Taita hills and also in Lukenya Hills

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White-faced Whistling-Duck I have spotted this at KU sewage treatment plant near brookside

Photos Credits: Michael L. Markussen
East Africa Traveler and photographer of birds and wildlife.

I believe thats enough for today. Learning birds is not a hard task. You just require interest. You can join me next weekend but 1, June 29th for a day trip to Lake Magadi. I can show you lesser and greater flamingos among other birds that live in salty waters

Here is the link to the event https://africavacationsafaris.com/safari-deals/tour/lake-magadi-day-trip/ or whatsapp me on +254723315919 for more details.
 
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Deleted member 10628

Guest
#7
Nice post.
To add a few
unnamed.jpg This one is too common lakini si wengi tunaijua jina. Hadada ibis.

images.jpeg We commonly call it nyonde ya Mkia And can be spotted anywhere place kuna bushes sana sana fence. Speckled mouse Bird
 
#13
The only birds I know in my local language is Gaciibi and Kijia ( Meru langauage). I bet we suffered a lot when mother tongue was scrapped out of the syllabus :D:D:D
Afadhali wewe , weka picha ya gaciibi and kijia nijifunze, I only know nyoni and aluru in native languages, hata duck sijui inatwaje na kimeru. The best places to see rare species is around lakes and adjacent islands like Rusinga Island and Mfangano. Also Ruma Park Homa Bay in Lambwe Valley very unique species.

 

Mundu Mulosi

Moderator
Staff member
#15
Nice post.
To add a few
View attachment 243558 This one is too common lakini si wengi tunaijua jina. Hadada ibis.

View attachment 243559 We commonly call it nyonde ya Mkia And can be spotted anywhere place kuna bushes sana sana fence. Speckled mouse Bird
Ling'ang'a and esefu respectively in Kibukusu, I ate the second one a lot when I was a kid. Unarusha kwa moto vile iko, ikiiva unatoa matumbo then everything else unarusha kwa mdomo.
 
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Deorro

Guest
#17
The only birds I know in my local language is Gaciibi and Kijia ( Meru langauage). I bet we suffered a lot when mother tongue was scrapped out of the syllabus :D:D:D

kwani nyinyi mlifundishwa lugha ya mama wapi?

lemme name them in dholuo

aluru, akuru, oyundi, osogo, odiero, tel tel, olith, otenga, kuogo, okok, awendo, owang, Tutu, tula, agak, Onyodhi, ochongoriyo, mnaha, atur kenya, ongowang, opija, ayuer, arum tidi.............. f**k nimechoka @MBOMB na @Makonika add more
 
#20
View attachment 243559 We commonly call it nyonde ya Mkia And can be spotted anywhere place kuna bushes sana sana fence. Speckled mouse Bird
One of the most destructive birds I know. We call in mùthù in our area... Eats practically anything...maize,beans,tomatoes,fruits,avocado(I know)...anything .
Woe unto you should a flock land on your plants...
 

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