175. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus fuscus) – approx. 10 with the other gulls on Lake Abiata.
176. * Herring Gull (Larus argentatus heuglini) – common on the mud-flats to the south of the main road into Djibouti city, and the mud-flats of Djibouti harbour.
177. Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica nilotica) – widespread & common.
178. Swift Tern (Sterna bergii velox) – several on the eastern seashore, Djibouti.
179. Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) – several on northern shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti.
180. * White-checked Tern (Sterna repressa) – common on the mud-flats in Djibouti harbour.
181. Little Tern (Sterna albifrons albifrons) – several on the mud-flats of Djibouti harbour (with Saunder’s Terns & also on the northern shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti.
182. * Saunders' Tern (Sterna saundersi saundersi) – approx. 10 on the mud-flats of Djibouti harbour.
There was a surprising and notable absence of “lake terns” throughout Ethiopia, with few Gull-billed terns in evidence (c.f. waterfowl).
183. Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus olivascens) – a pair in Nechisar NP.
184. * Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus) – approx. 5 flocks in the morning along the road from Dikhil to the Ethiopian border.
185. Black-faced Sandgrouse (Pterocles decoratus ellenbecki) – a pair near Negele.
186. Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii lichtensteinii) – several on the road from Djibouti to Serdo.
187. Tambourine Dove (Turtur tympanistria) – widespread & common.
188. Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer) – widespread & common.
189. Black-billed Wood Dove (Turtur abyssinicus) – common in the west.
190. Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos) – common in the south.
191. Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) – widespread & common.
192. Cinnamon Dove (Columba larvata bronzina) – common in the west, especially around Metu.
193. Rameron Pigeon (Columba arquatrix) – several seen around Wondo Genet.
194. Speckled Rock Pigeon (Columba guinea guinea) – widespread & common, especially on bridges & ion towns.
195. * White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques) – widespread & common in the highlands, especially in towns.
196. Rock Dove (Columba livia 'domestica') – only seen in Djibouti City, where presumed to be feral.
197. Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata) – widespread & common.
198. African Mourning Dove (Streptopelia decipiens decipiens) – widespread & common.
199. Vinaceous Dove (Streptopelia vinacea) – common in the west.
200. Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola somalica) – several seen at Sof Omar.
(S. c. electa) – widespread & common.
201. * African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea roseogrisea) – identified north of lake Tana (Gorgora).
(S. r. arabica) – common between Awash NP and Djibouti.
202. * African White-winged Dove (Streptopelia reichenowi) – several seen along the river near Melka Ghuba, even within 250m of the main road.
203. * European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur turtur) – widespread & common; identified in Awash NP and Djibouti.
(S. t. arenicola) – widespread & common; identified in Djibouti.
(S. t. isabellina) – widespread & common; identified north of Lake Tana (Gorgora).
204. Dusky Turtle Dove (Streptopelia lugens) – common in the highlands.
205. Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis senegalensis) – widespread & common.
206. Meyer's Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri meyeri) – a small flock seen near Mega.
207. African Orange-bellied Parrot (Poicephalus rufiventris rufiventris) – widespread & common.
(P. r. pallidus) – a flock calling loudly was found at Sof Omar.
208. * Yellow-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus flavifrons) – several heard at the hotel at Lake Tana (Bahir Dar) & common at the hotel in Wondo Genet.
209. * Black-winged Lovebird (Agapornis taranta) – common around Lake Awasa.
210. * White-cheeked Turaco (Tauraco leucotis leucotis) – one seen near the river at the source of the Blue Nile.
(T. l. donaldsoni) – common in the forest above Wondo Genet.
211. * Ruspoli's Turaco (Tauraco ruspolii) – one found at top of the wadi near Genale River.
212. Ross's Turaco (Musophaga rossae) – several around Riverside camp, Iringa, Tanzania.
213. Bare-faced Go-Away Bird (Corythaixoides personata leopoldi) – several seen on the main road near Mikumi, Tanzania.
214. White-bellied Go-Away Bird (Criniferoides leucogaster) – common in the Rift Valley and southern areas.
215. Eastern Grey Plantain-eater (Crinifer zonurus) – several feeding around the Gorgora hotel, Lake Tana.
216. Jacobin Cuckoo (Oxylophus jacobinus serratus) – many seen driving up through Zambia in November – but none seen on the return trip in January.
217. Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) – One seen in Abiata-Shala NP.
An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000