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294. * Sidamo Lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis) – at the “normal” site (see Richard Webb’s trip report) just after the turn-off from Negele to Melka Ghuba.

295. * Hoopoe-Lark (Alaemon alaudipes desertorum) – Several along the road from Dikhil to Djibouti city.

296. * Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata bimaculata) – one between Serdo and Djibouti.

297. * Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti assabensis) – several small flocks between Serdo and Djibouti.

298. * Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla brachydactyla) – on the main road to Djibouti city.

299. Red-capped Lark (Calandrella cinerea erlangeri) [considered as a separate species C. erlangeri "Erlanger's Lark" by some authorities] – common in the highlands.

300. * Masked Lark (Spizocorys personata yavelloensis) – one, approx. 20 km north of Marsabit.

301. Crested Lark (Galerida cristata altirostris) – common in the south.

302. * Thekla Lark (Galerida malabarica praetermissa) – common in the higher elevation highlands.

(G. m. huei) – Bale Mountains.

303. Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix leucotis leucotis) – common between the Yangudi-Rassa NP and Djibouti.

304. * Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps melanauchen) – common throughout Djibouti.

305. Black Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne pristoptera blandfordi) [considered as a separate species P. pristoptera with P. p. pristoptera "Blue Saw-wing" by some authorities] – a small flock  west of Metu .

(P. p. oleaginea) [considered as a separate species P. oleaginea "Ethiopian Saw-wing" by some authorities] – two seen in near Jima.

(P. p. antinorii) [considered as a separate species P. antinorii "Brown Saw-wing" by some authorities] – a flock at the gravel pit, Wondo Genet.

306. White-headed Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne albiceps albiceps) – in dense woodland near Shiwa Ngandu, Zambia.

307. Brown-throated Sand Martin (Riparia paludicola schoensis) – along the cliffs behind the hotel at Lake Langano.

308. Grey-rumped Swallow (Pseudhirundo griseopyga griseopyga) – a single bird seen west of Metu.

309. Red-breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa semirufa) – common from central Kenya southwards.

310. Lesser Striped Swallow (Hirundo abyssinica abyssinica) – widespread & common.

311. Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica rufula) – identified on the road to the Simien mountains.

(H. d. melanocrissa) – identified near Addis Ababa.

(H. d. emini) – identified near Isiolo.

312. Rock Martin (Hirundo fuligula fusciventris) – widespread and common.

(H. f. pusilla) – identified on Jemmu escarpment.

313. * Crag Martin (Hirundo rupestris) – a pair at the top of the Jemmu escarpment.

314. Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithi smithi) – frequent in the Rift Valley.

315. * White-tailed Swallow (Hirundo megaensis) – several close to Yavello on the road from Negele.

316. Ethiopian Swallow (Hirundo aethiopica aethiopica) – one in Awash NP.

317. * Red-chested Swallow (Hirundo lucida rothschildi) – two on the Solulta plains.

318. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica rustica) – widespread & common.

319. Common House Martin (Delichon urbica urbica) –  widespread & frequent.

320. Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava flava) – widespread & common.

(M. f. thunbergi) – common in the Abiata Shala NP.

(M. f. feldegg) – common in the Abiata –Shala NP.

321. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea cinerea) – common in the Abiata-Shala NP.

322. Long-tailed Wagtail (Motacilla clara torrentium) – one near Wondo Genet.

323. * White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba) – widespread and common.

324. African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp vidua) – several in the western lowlands.

325. Richard's Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae cinnamomeus) [considered, with all the other African sub-species, as a separate species A. cinnamomeus "African Pipit" by some authorities] – common throughout the Rift Valley.

(A. n. annae) – near Serdo on the road to Djibouti.

(A. n. lacuum) – seen around Mt Kenya.

326. * Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris campestris) – one near the rim of Fantalle Crater, Awash NP.

327. Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis hararensis) – widespread & common.

328. Plain-backed Pipit (Anthus leucophrys zenkeri) – several south of Negele.

(A. l. omoensis) – several seen between Nekempte and Metu.

(A. l. saphiroi) – common around Dinsho.

329. Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis trivialis) – frequent in the Rift Valley.

330. * Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) – widespread and common.

331. * Abyssinian Longclaw (Macronyx flavicollis) – several on the Bale Mountains, and one possible in the wet cultivated lands to the east of Lake Tana (Bahir Dar).

332. * Red-shouldered Cuckoo-Shrike (Campephaga phoenicea) – a pair in the forest above Wondo Genet.

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

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