TANZANIA

TANZANIA is a paradise for birdwatchers (or birders), with more than a thousand bird species reported in that country, many of them winter visitors. More than a third of the country is reserved for conservation, including national parks and forest reserves. The country has a diverse geography, from dense forests to semi-arid plains habitats, which meet the needs of many different families of birds.

The birds listed in this section of birdsoftheworld.info were photographed in the following areas of Tanzania: Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Arusha National Park.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Thanks to Giff Beaton for his help in identifying a bird on this list. More information about his activities as a birder can be found here, where more photos of birds from Tanzania can be seen.

INFORMATION SOURCES

A good source of information for the bird descriptions on this section for the birds of Tanzania is on Wikipedia. The website http://www.arkive.org/ also contains excellent information on some of these birds. And for great photos of birds of Tanzania there is this website, http://tanzaniabirds.net/index.htm , which contains both a taxonomic list and an alphabetical list of birds observed in that country.

Tree with weaver nests - Weavers owe their name to their habit of 'weaving' plant material to build their nests -Tanzania, Jan. 2018
Tree with weaver nests – Weavers owe their name to their habit of ‘weaving’ plant material to build their nests -Tanzania, Jan. 2018

Here’s a list of the birds that can be found in this section of https://birdsoftheworld.info/ :

AFRICAN SACRED IBIS (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
BERTRAM’S WEAVER (Ploceus bertrandi)
BLACK-HEADED HERON (Ardea melanocephala)
BLACKSMITH LAPWING (Vanellus armatus)
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
COMMON OSTRICH (Struthio camelus)
EASTERN IMPERIAL EAGLE (Aquila heliaca)
EGYPTIAN GOOSE (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
EURASIAN COOT (Fulica atra)
GREAT WHITE PELICAN (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
GREY CROWNED CRANE (Balearica regulorum)
GREY HERON (Ardea cinerea)
HAMERKOP (Scopus umbretta)
LILAC-BREASTED ROLLER (Coracias caudatus)
MARABOU STORK (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
RUFOUS-TAILED WEAVER (Histurgops ruficauda)
SADDLE-BILLED STORK (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
SECRETARYBIRD (Sagittarius serpentarius)
STEPPE EAGLE (Aquila nipalensis)
SUPERB STARLING (Lamprotornis superbus)
WHITE STORK (Ciconia ciconia)
WHITE-BACKED VULTURE (Gyps africanus)
WHITE-BELLIED BUSTARD (Eupodotis senegalensis)
WHITE-FACED WHISTLING DUCK (Dendrocygna viduata)

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