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Barbet in Africa

  Barbets are a group of medium sized, chunky, generally colorful, frugivorous, hole-nesting near-passerines, that are popular targets for anyone birding in the tropics. They are usually about 20–2
Woodpecker in Africa

The woodpeckers, piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers are family Picidae, of near passerine birds. Members of this family are found worldwide. Most species live in forests or woodland habitats, although
Bee-eater in Africa

The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family .Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa and Asia but others occur in southern Europe, Australia, and New Guinea. They are characte
Kingfisher in Africa

This kingfisher is about 17 cm long and is white with a black mask, a white supercilium and black breast bands. The crest is neat and the upperparts are barred in black. Several subspecies are recogn
Hoopoe in Africa

The Hoopoe is a medium sized bird, 25–32 cm (9.8–12.6 in) long, with a 44–48 cm (17.3–19 in) wingspan weighing 46–89g  (1.6–3.1 oz ). The species is highly distinctive, with a long,
Trogon berd in Africa

The trogons and quetzals arebirds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. The family contains 39 species in seven genera. The fossil record of the trogons dates back
Mousebird in Africa

The mousebirds are a small group of birds which have no known close affinities to other groups, though might be close to trogons and owls They are slender greyish or brown birds with soft, hairlike bo
Cuckoo in africa

Cuckoos are medium-sized birds that range in size from the little Bronze Cuckoo, at 17g and 15 cm (6 inches), to the channel billed Cockoo at 630g (1.4 lbs) and 63 cm (25 inches).Cuckoos  highly
Doves in Africa

The Mourning Collared Dove is a largish, stocky pigeon, up to 31 cm in length. Its back, wings and tail are pale brown. The head is grey and the underparts are pink, shading to pale grey on the belly
Small birds in African Safari Style

Warblers – Almost 10% of Tanzania’s bird species belong to this family of small inconspicuous LBJs (‘little brown jobs’). This includes the most confusing of African bird genera, Cisticola, as