Get Familiar With Few Of The Many Birds In Kenya

More than 1000 species of birds can be found in Kenya. They include eagles, vultures, hornbills, weavers, flamingos and ostriches.

For serious birders it’s worth taking a specialized birding safari. The best time to go birding in Kenya is from October to April. The roads can be muddy, but you’ll be well rewarded.

Vulture Guineafowl

Vulture Guineafowl, Samburu National Park, Kenya

Lesser Flamingos

Flock of lesser flamingos, Kenya

The Lesser Flamingo is smaller and is a brighter pink than the Greater Flamingo. Huge flocks are common in Kenya’s soda lakes: Nakuru, Oloidien and Bogoria.

 

Lappet-faced Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture, Masai Mara, Kenya

The Lappet-faced Vulture usually feasts on dead carcasses, but has been known to attack the occasional live animal. It has a very powerful beak.

Masked Weaver

Masked Weaver, Masai Mara, Kenya

The Masked Weaver is a commonly sighted bird in Kenya. Weaver birds build incredible nests woven from reed, palm or grass. They eat seeds, insects and nectar.

Crowned Crane

  Crowned Crane, Masai Mara, Kenya

The Crowned Crane is quite common and lives in marshes or grassland near rivers and lakes. They grow up to 3 feet in height and perform courtship dances.

 

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