Friday 3 September 2010

A few pictures from a site on the Blue Nile just south of Khartoum

White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis

Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis

Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga

Black Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas podobe

Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus

Egyptian Plover Pluvianus aegyptus

These photos were taken at a riding stables owned by the school where I teach. It is not open to the public, which is why I don't publish directions. Its probably fairly typical of much of the land along the Blue Nile, where many water birds can be found, with land birds in the surrounding vegetation.

1 comment:

  1. Lucky Tom,
    Gripping on the Superb plover! still hoping this march i can see it around Murchison falls... Greetings from Arusha now as i head back to kampala.