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Birding in Tanzania :: Bird Watching in Tanzania

Hoopoe is a beautiful bird, commonly feeds on the ground. usually seen in small noisy flocks. Common in the northern Tanzania National parks and game reserve: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Manyara. Other birds: Fischer's lovebird, grey-rumped spur fowl and  babbler-like rufous-tailed weaver
Parrots are forest dwelling birds. Although they have been documented in the mountain forest of Kilimanjaro and Meru, they are all over eastern arc mountains, especially Usambara and Udzungwa Mountains. Western forests, such as Mahale Mountain Forest National Park as well as Serengeti
Bee-eater:    This specie is very colorful and nice to watch, usually perched on fences and trees. They feed on bees and wasps. There are about 4 types of bee-eaters commonly seen in Tanzania, they differentiate themselves by colors and size. commonly found in Lake Manyara, Highland forests, Usambara, Coastal areas and Southern Tanzania.
Fish eagles are usually seen on the trees near the water bodies. Skilled at fish catching. Excellent place to see them: Rubondo Island National Park Rufiji River and Ruaha National Parks. The river banks offer spectacular view of birds.
Crowned-Crane  a graceful, long legged bird, it looks like a stork and heron.. Cranes are grassland dwelling birds. They are widely distributed in swamps, lake shores and grassland, commonly seen in pairs, small parties and flocks. Ngorongoro Crater harbour so many Carnes
Secretary birds: Unusual looking bird of prey found on the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, & Tarangire and Ruaha National park. It has a quill-like feather on its head, and it is so pompous when it stride. Secretary birds rarely fly and do so when absolutely necessary.
Ostrich: The largest bird in the world. It is the most well-known bird, Ostrich is flightless. Mostly found in the northern plain, that is Tarangire National Park and Serengeti and  Ruaha National Park in the south .however, they do no reside in  Mikumi National park or Selous Game Reserve.
Marabou stork, a scavenger normally seen with other vultures sharing a carcass. It has huge beak and the deep pink pouch swinging on the neck. Commonly see in almost all national parks and game reserves around the country 
Pemba Island Birding: The range of vegetation in this island supports four different endemic bird species, which are endemic to Pemba.  These species are scoops owls,  sun bird  white-Eyed and green pigeon.

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Crowned-Crane in Ngorongoro: Birding in Tanzania :: Bird Watching in Tanzania

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These are only part that we could put here, Tanzania have more than 1000 species of birds. Famous areas including Slopes of Kilimanjaro Mountains, Lake Natron, Tarangire, Mikumi Selous game reserve and Ruaha

Birding in Tanzania :: Bird Watching in Tanzania

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