Tanzania is famous for its diversity of birds so we thought we should devote a whole page of our records to birds. So here we have a record of all the birds we have seen during our time here. Click on the links on the binomial names to view photos we’ve taken of each of the species.

African Darter (Anhinga rufa)

African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

African Grass Owl (Tyto capensis)

African Harrier Hawk (Polyboroides typus)

African Open-billed Stork (Anastomus lamelligerus)

African Orange-bellied Parrot (Poicephalus rufiventris)

African Paradise Flycatcher – Rufous morph (Terpsiphone viridis ferreti)

African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp)

African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)

Alpine Swift (Apus melba)

Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur)

Bateleur (Terathopis ecaudatus)

Black-and-White-Casqued Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus)

Black Chested Snake Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)

Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostris)

Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca)

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus)

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Eastern Plantain-eater (Crinifer zonurus)

Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

Fischer’s Lovebird/ Yellow-collared Lovebird Hybrid (No binomial name)

Fulvous Whitstling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

Glosy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Golden-breasted Starling (Cosmopsarus regius)

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)

Grey-capped Warbler (Eminia lepida)

Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocratalus)

Green-winged Pytilia (Pytilia melba soudanensis)

Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)

Helmeted Guineafowl (Numidea meleagris)

Hunter’s Sunbird (Nectarinia hunteri)

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Little Swift (Apus affinis)

Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata)

Marabou Stork (Leptoptilus crumeniferus)

Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceous)

Palm Nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)

Pied Crow (Corvus albus)

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Pin-tailed Wydah (Vidua macroura)

Purple Grenadier (Uraeginthus iathinogaster)

Red & Yellow Barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus)

Red-billed Firefinch (Lagonsticta senegala)

Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphegus erythrorhyncus)

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus bengalus)

Red Rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

Ring-necked Dove (Streptopilia capicola)

Saddle Billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Nectarinia senegalensis)

Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus)

Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea)

Spectacled Weaver (Ploceus ocularis)

Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus)

Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus)

Variable Sunbird (Nectarinia venusta)

White-bellied Canary (Serinus dorsostriatus)

White-browed Robin Chat (Cossypha heuglini)

Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphegus africanus)

Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus)

Yellow fronted Canary (Serinus mozambicus)

  1. Alison Walley

    I am starting to get seriously jealous over all these. I’d love to see some of them (well, not the ones you also see in the UK obviously). What an amazing variety God made!

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