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1. Ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus) – one seen in Awash NP.

(S. c. molybdophanes) -[considered as a separate species S. molybdophanes "Somali Ostrich" from S. camelus including S. c. camelus, S. c. massaicus and S. c. australis "Common Ostrich" or "Masai Ostrich" of the rest of  Africa by some authorities] – one seen in Northern Kenya near Samburu NP.

2. Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis capensis) – widespread & common.

3. Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus infuscatus) – 2 pairs on Lake Heyk.

4. White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo lucidus) – frequent in the Rift Valley and Lake Tana.

5. Reed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax africanus africanus) – frequent in the Rift Valley and Lake Tana.

6. Darter (Anhinga melanogaster rufa) – only one at Lake Heyk.

7. Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) – approx. 20 on Lake Abiata.

8. Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) – 2 on Lake Abiata.

9. Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) – widespread & common.

10. Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis) – widespread & common.

11. Green-backed Heron (Butorides striatus atricapillus) – widespread & frequent.

12. Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) – approx. 30 in the cultivated wetlands to the east of Lake Tana (Bahir Dar).

13. * Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis asha) – several birds on the mud-flats of Djibouti harbour, and one on the right of the main road into Djibouti city.

14. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta) – widespread & frequent.

15. Yellow-billed Egret (Egretta intermedia brachyrhyncha) – widespread & frequent.

16. Great White Egret (Egretta alba melanorhynchos) – widespread & frequent.

17. Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea) – one in the cultivated wetlands to the east of Lake Tana (Bahir Dar).

18. Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea) – widespread & common.

19. Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) – widespread & common.

20. Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath) – two near Lake Tana (Bahir Dar).

21. Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta) – widespread & common.

22. Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) – two at Lake Ziway.

23. Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) – a small flock on the road from Lake Langano to Addis Ababa.

24. Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii) – widespread & common in Tanzania and to the south, not seen in Ethiopia.

25. Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus microscelis) – a pair between Addis Ababa and Nekempte.

26. White Stork (Ciconia ciconia ciconia) – a small flock between Lake Langano & Addis Ababa; common in Zimbabwe on the return.

27. Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) – a pair at Lake Ziway.

28. Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) – common in Rift Valley.

29. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) – several in the cultivated wetlands east of Lake Tana (Bahir Dar).

30. Hadeda (Bostrychia hagedash brevirostris) widespread & common in Tanzania & southern Kenya

(B. h. nilotica) - widespread and frequent.

31. * Wattled Ibis (Bostrychia carunculata) – common in the highlands.

32. Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopica aethiopica) – widespread & common.

33. * Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia archeri) – one on the mudflats south of the main road just outside Djibouti city.

34. Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus) – a few on Lake Abiata.

35. Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) – a few on Lake Abiata.

36. Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) – several hundred roosting near the hotel at Lake Tana (Bahir Dar).

37. White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) – several small flocks at Lake Awasa.

38. * Blue-winged Goose (Cyanochen cyanopterus) – common in the highlands.

39. Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) – widespread and common.

40. Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis) – approx. 10 feeding in the floating vegetation on Lake Ziway.

41. Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) – 5 on Lake Awasa.

42. African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus auritus) – a pair on Lake Ziway.

43. * Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) – 2 males and 3 females on one of the small lakes some way from the road on Bale Mountains.

44. * Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca crecca) – a flock of about 50 on Gefersa Reservoir.

45. Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata undulata) – common on small lakes in Kenya  and southwards.

(A. u. rueppelli) – widespread & common in Ethiopia.

46. * Northern Pintail (Anas acuta acuta) – a flock of approx. 10 on Gefersa Reservoir.

An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000

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