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254. Scimitarbill (Phoeniculus cyanomelas shalowi) – widespread & common.

255. Black Wood-Hoopoe (Phoeniculus aterrimus notatus) – one, with an orangy – ivory coloured bill, seen in Nechisar NP.

256. Abyssinian Scimitarbill (Phoeniculus minor cabanisi) – several at Sof Omar.

257. Hoopoe (Upupa epops senegalensis) [considered as a separate species U. epops including U. e. epops and U. e. waibeli "European Hoopoe" from U. africana "African Hoopoe" by some authorities ] – identified in Jemmu valley,  and southern and western areas.

(U. e. waibeli) – identified in Gambela NP.

(U. e. epops) – identified north of Lake Tana (Gorgora).

258. Abyssinian Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus) – widespread & common.

259. Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus erythrorhynchus) – widespread & frequent.

(T. e. rufirostris) – seen on track to Shiwa Ngandu, Zambia.

260. Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus flavirostris) – common in south.

261. Von der Decken's Hornbill (Tockus deckeni deckeni) [considered separate species T. deckeni "Von der Decken's Hornbill" from T. jacksoni "Jackson’s Hornbill" by some authorities] – widespread & frequent.

262. Hemprich's Hornbill (Tockus hemprichii) – fairly common along escarpments in the eastern half of the country.

263. Crowned Hornbill (Tockus alboterminatus) – seen north of Mega.

264. Pale-billed Hornbill (Tockus pallidirostris neumanni) – several seen near the road in the Mpika area, Zambia.

265. African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus nasutus) – widespread & frequent.

266. Silvery-checked Hornbill (Ceratogymna brevis) – widespread & frequent.

267. Red-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus pusillus affinis) – several seen at Sof Omar.

(P. p. uropygialis) – one north of Lake Tana (Gorgora).

268. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus chrysoconus chrysoconus) –  widespread & frequent.

(P. c. xanthostictus) – one in the bush behind the hotel at Lake Langano.

269. Red-fronted Barbet (Tricholaema diademata diademata) – one seen in the bush behind the hotel at Lake Langano.

270. Miombo Pied Barbet (Tricholaema frontata) – Common on the track to Shiwa Ngandu, Zambia.

271. Black-throated Barbet (Tricholaema melanocephala stigmatothorax) – one in Awash NP.

272. * Banded Barbet (Lybius undatus leucogenys) – in gardens at the back of the hotel at Lake Langano.

(L. u. undatus) – in the grounds of the Seven Olives Hotel, Lalibela.

273. Black-billed Barbet (Lybius guifsobalito) – common around Fantalle Crater, Awash NP and in the lower levels of the northern highlands.

274. Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus pumilio) – frequent in the south and Rift Valley south of Addis Ababa.

275. Double-toothed Barbet (Lybius bidentatus aequatorialis) – in the forest above Wondo Genet.

276. * Yellow-breasted Barbet (Trachyphonus margaritatus margaritatus) – north of Lake Tana (Gorgora).

(T. m. somalicus) – in the wadi below Dittilou, Djibouti.

277. D'Arnaud's Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii bohmi) – seen twice near Moyale, Kenya, once on my way north, and again – in almost the same spot, while going south.

278. Eastern Green-backed Honeybird (Prodotiscus zambesiae ellenbecki) – one near River Genale while looking for Ruspoli’s Turaco.

279. Greater Honeyguide (Indicator indicator) - widespread & common.

280. Lesser Honeyguide (Indicator minor teitensis) – on track to Shiwa Ngandu, Zambia

(I. m. diadematus) – widespread & common.

281. Nubian Woodpecker (Campethera nubica nubica) – in the grounds of the hotel at Lake Awasa.

282. Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni  suahelica) – in the grounds of the hotel at Lake Awasa.

283. * Abyssinian Woodpecker (Dendropicos abyssinicus) – common in Simien Mountains.

284. Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens massaicus) – frequent in the Rift Valley.

(D. f. hemprichii) – at the campsite, Awash NP.

285. Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus schoensis) – one in grounds of the hotel at Lake Awasa.

286. Grey Woodpecker (Dendropicos goertae spodocephalus) [considered a separate species D. spodocephalus "Grey-headed Woodpecker" by some authorities] – two in grounds of the hotel at Lake Awasa.

287. African Broadbill (Smithornis capensis albigularis) – heard calling at Shiwa Ngandu

288. * Singing Bush-Lark (Mirafra cantillans marginata) – several in Djibouti.

(M. c. chadensis) – several seen near Gambela.

289. White-tailed Bush-Lark (Mirafra albicauda) – on the northern edge of the Nechisar plains.

290. * Williams's Lark (Mirafra williamsi) – approx. 25 km north of Marsabit.

291. Red-winged Bush-Lark (Mirafra hypermetra gallarum) – frequent in the Rift Valley.

292. Flappet Lark (Mirafra rufocinnamomea omoensis) – common around Fantalle Crater in Awash NP, probably seen elsewhere, but not identified.

293. Fawn-coloured Lark (Mirafra africanoides intercedens) – frequent in Awash NP.

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

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