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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

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