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Malawi and Zambia - 2013

Malawi and Zambia October 4th to 17th 2013

The general photos of the trip may be found at Malawi and Zambia 2013
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Birds of Malawi and Zambia

The list provides details of the birds seen on this trip with photographs where possible.  All of the photographs are of a low resolution to aid the speed of downloading.  Some photos are poor but have been included to provide a record.  I have done my best to give accurate identification but I am sure there may be inaccuracies.

White-breasted Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo

Reed Cormorant  Phalacrocorax africanus

Goliath Heron  Ardea goliath

Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea

Black-headed Heron  Ardea melancocephala

Great White Egret  Egretta ardesiaca

Little Egret  Egretta garzetta

Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis

Common Squacco Heron  Ardea ralloides

White-backed Night Heron  Gorsachius leuconotus

Green-backed Heron  Butorides striatus

Yellow-billed Stork  Mycteria ibis

African Marabou  Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Saddlebill Stork  Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Openbill Stork  Anastormus lamelligerus

African Spoonbill  Platalea alba

Hamercop  Scopus umbretta

Hadeda Ibis  Bostrychia hagedash

Sacred Ibis  Threskiomis aethiopicus

Spur-winged Goose  Plectropterus gambensis

Egyptian Goose  Alopochen aegyptiacus

African White-backed Vulture  Gyps africanus

Palm-nut Vulture  Gypohierax angolensis

Hooded Vulture  Necrosyrtes monachus

African Fish Eagle  Haliaeetus vocifer

Osprey  Pandion haliaetus

Bateleur  Terathopius ecaudatus

Western Banded Snake Eagle  Circaetus cinerascens

Tawny Eagle  Aquila rapax

Wahlberg's Eagle  Aquila wahlbergi

Martial Eagle  Polemaeus bellicosus

Long-crested Eagle  Lophoaetus occipitalis

African Hawk Eagle  Hieraaetus fasciatus

Gymogene  Polyboroides typus

Garbar Goshawk  Micronisus gabar

Yellow-billed Kite  Milvus migrans parasitus

Black Sparrowhawk  Accipiter melanoleucus

Lanner Falcon  Falco biarmicus

Bat Hawk  Macheiramphus alcinus

Dickinson's Grey Kestrel  Falco dickinsoni

Swainson's Francolin  Francolinus sainsonii

Red-necked Francolin  Francolinus afer

Helmeted Guineafowl  Numida meleagris

Southern Ground Hornbill  Bucorvus cafer

Black Crake  Limnocorax flavirostra

African Jacana  Actophilomis africanas

Crowned Crane  Balaearica pavonina

Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus

Three-banded Plover  Charadrius tricollaris

Senegal Wattled Plover  Vanellus senegallus

White-crowned Plover  Vanellus albiceps

Spur-winged Plover  Vanellus spinosus

Blacksmith's Plover  Vanellus armatus

Crowned Plover  Vanellus coronatus

Hybrid Crowned/Blacksmith's Plover  Vanellus sp.

Painted Snipe  Rostratula benghalensis

Common Sandpiper  Tringa hypoleucos

Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola

Greenshank  Tringa nebularia

Water Dikkop  Burhinus vermiculatus

African Skimmer  Rhynchops flavirostris

Gull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica

Double-banded Sandgrouse  Pterocles bicinctus

African Mourning Dove  Streptopelia decipiens

Cape Turtle Dove  Streptopelia capicola

Laughing Dove  Streptopelia senegalensis

African Green Pigeon  Treron calva

Emerald-spotted Dove  Turtur chalcospilos

Tambourine Dove  Turtur tympanistris

Brown-headed Parrot  Poicephalus cryptoxanthus

Lilian's Lovebird  Agapomis lilianae

Livingstone's Lourie  Tauraco livingstonii

Purple-crested Lourie  Tauraco porphyreolophus

Grey Lourie  Corythaixoides concolor

Klaas' Cuckoo  Chrysococcyx klaas

Burchell's Coucal  Centropus burchelli

White-browed Coucal  Centropus superciliosus

Giant Eagle Owl  Bubo lacteus

Pel's Fishing Owl  Scotopelia peli

African White-rumped Swift  Apus caffer

Red-faced Mousebird  Colius indicus

Giant Kingfisher  Ceryle maxima

Pied Kingfisher  Ceryle rudis

Malachite Kingfisher  Alcedo cristata

Brown-hooded Kingfisher  Halcyon albiventris

Grey-hooded Kingfisher  Halcyon leucocephala
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Striped Kingfisher  Halcyon chelicuti

European Bee-eater  Merops apiaster

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater  Merops persicus

White-fronted Bee-eater  Merops bullockoides

Southern Carmine Bee-eater  Merops nubicoides

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater  Merops hirundineus

Bรถehm's Bee-eater  Merops boehmi

Little Bee-eater  Merops pusillus

Lilac-breasted Roller  Coracias caudate

Broad-billed Roller  Coracias glaucurus

Trumpeter Hornbill  Bycanistes bucinator

Crowned Hornbill  Tockus alboterminatus

African Grey Hornbill  Tockus nasutus

Red-billed Hornbill  Tockus erythrorhynchus

Red-billed Woodhoopoe  Phoeniculus purpureus

African Hoopoe  Upupa africana

Cardinal Woodpecker  Dendropicos fuscescens

Golden-tailed Woodpecker  Campethera abingoni

Bennett's Woodpecker  Campethera bennettii

Bearded Woodpecker  Thripias namaquus

Lesser Striped Swallow  Hirundu abyssinica

Wire-tailed Swallow  Hirundo smithii

Fork-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus adsimilis

Square-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus ludwigii

White-necked Raven  Corvus albicollis

Pied Crow  Corvus albus

Black-eyed Bulbul  Pycnonoyus barbatus

Placid Bulbul  Phyllastrephus placidus

White-throated Nicator  Nicator chloris

Common Stonechat  Saxicola torquata

Natal Robin  Cossypha natalensis

Collared Palm Thrush  Cichladusa arquata

Cape Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus gracilirostris

Short-tailed Neddicky  Cisticola fulvicapilla

Southern Black Flycatcher  Melaenomis pammelaina

Dusky Flycatcher  Muscicapa adusta

Yellow White-eye  Zosterops senegalensis

African Pied Wagtail  Motacilla aguimp

Long-tailed Wagtail  Motacilla clara

Tropical Boubou  Laniarius aethiopicus

Orange-breasted Bush Shrike  Telophorus sulfureopectus

Puff-back  Dryoscopus cubla

Greater Blue-eared Starling  Lamprotomis chalybaeus

Plum-coloured Starling  Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Long-tailed Starling  Lamprotomis mevesii

Red-billed Oxpecker  Buphagus erythroohynchus

Bronze Sunbird  Nectarina kilimensis

White-bellied Sunbird  Nectarina talatala

Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venusta

Forest Double-collared Sunbird  Cinnyris manoensis

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus

Grey-headed Sparrow  Passer griseus

White-browed Sparrow Weaver  Plocepasser mahali

Spotted-backed Weaver  Ploceus cucullatus

Southern Masked Weaver  Ploceus velatus

Red-billed Quelea  Quelea quelea

Red-billed Firefinch  Lagonosticta senegala

Bronze Mannikin  Spermester bicolor

Blue Waxbill  Uraeginthus angolensis

Melba Finch  Pytelia melba

Yellow-eyed Canary  Serinus mozambicus

Number of birds seen was 148 of which 104 were photographed.
27 new species were seen.