Sunday, February 20, 2011

Boubous and Barbets: A Post for Birders

The top photo is of a section of road near the William Mmustle Institute. The second photo is a young vervet monkey atop the dorm roof.

This post is for the bird nuts who are curious just how many birds I’ve seen so far and what kind. I post the following list knowing some people who read the blog could care less. However, the birds with a star by their name are birds I highly recommend googling a photo of, they will make your mouth water :p

List of Birds (seen in Banani, Muzikili, Kabwe, Lusaka, and all places in between which I might have passed via bus)

Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus)
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
African Green Pigeon (Treron calvus)
Meyer’s (Brown) Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri) *
Purple-crested Turaco (Lourie) (Tauraco porphyreolopha)
Schalow’s Turaco (Tauraco schalowi) *
Levaillant’s (African Striped) Cuckoo (Clamator levaillanti)
African Palm Swift (Cypsiurus parvus)
Little Swift (Apus affinis)
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) *
Crowned Hornbill (Tockus alboterminatus)
African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus)
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus chrysoconus)
Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus)
Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii)
Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni)
Barn Swallow (woohoo!) (Hirundo rustica)
Mosque Swallow (Cercropis senegalensis)
African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp)
Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus)
Arrow-marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii)
Dark-capped (Black-eyed) Bulbul (Pycnonotus tricolor)
Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Clorocichla flaviventris)
White-browed (Heuglin’s) Robin-Chat (Cossypha heuglini)
African Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis)
Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor)
Black-backed Puffback (Drypscopus cubla)
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major)
Violet-backed (Plum-coloured, Amethyst) Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster)
Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis) *
Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris) *
Variable (Yellow-bellied) Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus) *
White-bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris talatala) *
African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis)
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer griseus)
Village (Black-headed) Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)
Southern Red Bishop or Black-winged Bishop (or both? To be determined…)
Yellow Bishop (Cape/Yellow-rumped Widow) (Eucplectes capensis)
Yellow-mantled (Yellow-backed) Widowbird (Euplectes macrourus)
Green-winged Pytilia (Melba Finch) (Pytilia melba)
Orange-winged (Golden-backed) Pytilia (Pytilia afra)
Red-billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala)
Bronze Mannikin (Spermestes cucullatus)
Blue Waxbill (Southern Cordonbleu) (Uraeginthus angolensis)
Village Indigobird (Steel-blue Widowfinch) (Vidua chalybeata)
Long-tailed Paradise-whydah (Vidua paradisaea)
Brimstone (Bully) Canary (Crithagra sulphurata)
Yellow-fronted Canary (Crithagra mozambica)

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