47. Red-billed Teal (Anas erythrorhyncha) – several in the small ponds near the Awash River on the road from Lake Langano to Addis Ababa.
48. Hottentot Teal (Anas hottentota) – approx. 6 in the small ponds near the Awash River on the road from Lake Langano to Addis Ababa.
49. Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) – common in small flocks in the Rift Valley.
50. * Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) – 3 on Lake Heyk.
51. * Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) – approx. 200 on Lake Heyk.
52. Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa) – seen two near Wondo Genet.
There was a surprising and notable absence of waterfowl throughout Ethiopia, with few Palearctic migrants – with the exception of Northern Shoveler. (c.f. “lake terns”).
53. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus haliaetus) – several hunting along the sea-shore on the northern side of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti.
54. Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus caeruleus) – several in the thorn bush areas on the western side of Awash NP.
55. * African Swallow-tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii) – several in the grassland (and scattered bush) areas on the north-eastern side of Awash NP.
56. Black Kite (Milvus migrans parasitus) [these three sub-species treated as separate species M. parasitus "Yellow-billed Kite", M. migrans, "Black Kite", and M. aegyptius "Egyptian Kite" by some authorities] – widespread and common.
(M. m. migrans) – widespread & common.
(M. m. aegyptius) - common in Djibouti.
57. African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) – widespread and frequent.
58. Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) – seen once flying along the main road near Mpika in Zambia.
59. * Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis) – frequent & widespread.
60. Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus percnopterus) – abundant between Awash & Djibouti border.
61. Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus pileatus) – widespread and common.
62. African White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) – several groups on the Jemmu escarpment, and occasionally seen elsewhere.
63. Rüppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii erlangeri) – several near Fantalle Crater, Awash NP, and occasionally elsewhere.
64. * European Griffon (Gyps fulvus fulvus) – 2 seen on the road to Weldiya north of Lake Heyk.
65. Lappet-faced Vulture (Aegypius tracheliotus) – common in Rift Valley.
66. White-headed Vulture (Aegypius occipitalis) – widespread & common.
67. European Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus gallicus) [considered as separate species C. gallicus "Short-toed Snake Eagle" from C. pectoralis "Black-breasted Snake Eagle" of southern & eastern Africa by some authorities] – one over Sof Omar.
(C. g. pectoralis) - frequent in Rift Valley.
68. Brown Snake Eagle (Circaetus cinereus) – frequent in western highlands.
69. Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) – common & widespread.
70. Gymnogene (Polyboroides typus typus) – common between Metu & Gambela.
71. Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) – common on Solulta plains & between Bati and Weldiya.
72. Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) – common on Solulta plains & between Bati and Weldiya.
73. Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus aeruginosus) – widespread & frequent.
74. Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar) – common & widespread.
75. Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates metabates) – one at the edge of the Nechisar plains.
76. Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus poliopterus) [considered as separate species M. poliopterus "Eastern Chanting Goshawk" to M. canorus including M. c. canorus and M. c. argentior "Pale Chanting Goshawk" of southern Africa by some authorities] – common in south & Kenya.
77. Shikra (Accipiter badius sphenurus) – one identified near Nekempte.
78. African Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus) – one near Nekempte.
79. Ovambo Sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis) – several seen around the bush behind the hotel at Lake Langano.
80. * European Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus nisus) – one seen in the more open cultivated areas near Metu.
81. * Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis) – one perching on sisal flowers, near Same, Northern Tanzania. None seen in Ethiopia.
82. Steppe Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus) – frequent & widespread.
83. * Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus rufinus) – common between Bati and Weldiya.
84. Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus augur) – [considered as separate species A. augur "Augur Buzzard" by some authorities] common in the highlands.
85. * Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) – a pair between Dese and Weldiya.
An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000