The number of bird species in the Serengeti was astounding. I saw a lot of raptors, there is a large number of eagle species in the park for instance. My favorite was the Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus, french: Fauconnet d'Afrique), the smallest raptor in Africa.

There were quite a few birds in the Ngorongoro crater. Some of them, for instance the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia, german: Weißstorch, french: Cigogne blanche), are migrants from Europe, over-wintering in Africa. Others, like the Somali Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori), are locals.

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Birds in the Serengeti

Weaver Bird Nest
Weaver bird nest. (1078k)
Scopus umbretta umbretta
Common Hamerkop nest (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). I saw a similar nest in South Africa. I finally saw the bird itself in Benin. (963k)
Pseudonigrita arnaudi
Grey-capped Social Weaver (Pseudonigrita arnaudi, german: Marmorweber, french: Républicain d'Arnaud). (683k)
Batis molitor
Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor, french: Pririt molitor). (627k)
Empidornis semipartitus
Silverbird (Empidornis semipartitus). (568k)
Cinnyris pulchellus
Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchellus, french: Souimanga à longue queue). (841k)
Urolestes melanoleucus
Magpie Shrike (Urolestes melanoleucus, german: Elsterwürger, french: Corvinelle noir et blanc). (569k)
Eurocephalus ruppelli
Juvenile Northern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus ruppelli, french: Eurocéphale de Rüppell). (820k)
Eurocephalus ruppelli
Northern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus ruppelli, french: Eurocéphale de Rüppell). (587k)
Streptopelia capicola somalica
Somali Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola somalica, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (811k)
Coracias garrulus
European Roller (Coracias garrulus, german: Blauracke, french: Rollier d'Europe). (573k)
Coracias caudatus caudatus
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (662k)
Chrysococcyx caprius
Diederik Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius, german: Goldkuckuck, french: Coucou didric). (612k)
Dinemellia dinemelli
White-headed Buffalo Weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli, german: Starweber, french: Alecto à tête blanche). (697k)
Flock Superb Starlings
Flock of Superb Starlings. (756k)
Lamprotornis superbus
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus, german: Dreifarben-Glanzstar, french: Choucador superbe). (764k)
Lamprotornis superbus
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus, german: Dreifarben-Glanzstar, french: Choucador superbe). (510k)
Centropus grillii
Black Coucal (Centropus grillii, french: Coucal noir). (738k)
Pterocles exustus
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus, french: Ganga à ventre brun). (871k)
Rhinoptilus cinctus
Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus, french: Courvite à triple collier). (580k)
Campethera abingoni
Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni, german: Goldschwanzspecht, french: Pic à queue dorée). (659k)
Calidris minuta
Little Stint (Calidris minuta, german: Zwergstrandläufer, french: Bécasseau minute). (640k)
Charadrius pallidus
Chestnut-banded Plover (Charadrius pallidus, german: Fahlregenpfeifer, french: Pluvier élégant). (594k)
Vanellus armatus
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus, german: Waffenkiebitz, french: Vanneau armé). (932k)
Amaurornis flavirostra
Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostra, french: Râle à bec jaune). (783k)
Himantopus himantopus
Juvenile and adult Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (644k)
Calidris pugnax
Ruff Sandpiper (Calidris pugnax, german: Kampfläufer, french: Combattant varié). (514k)
Agapornis fischeri
Fisher's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri, german: Pfirsichköpfchen, french: Inséparable de Fischer). (963k)
Poicephalus meyeri
Meyer's Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri, german: Goldbugpapagei, french: Perroquet de Meyer). (685k)
Peliperdix coqui
Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui, german: Coquifrankolin, french: Francolin coqui). (954k)
Pternistis rufopictus
Grey-breasted Francolin (Pternistis rufopictus, french: Francolin à poitrine grise). (734k)
Alopochen aegyptiaca
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (941k)
Alopochen aegyptiaca
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (598k)
Numida meleagris reichenowi
Reichenow's Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris reichenowi, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1344k)
Numida meleagris reichenowi
Reichenow's Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris reichenowi, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie) in a tree. (1152k)
Numida meleagris reichenowi
Close-up of a Reichenow's Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris reichenowi, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (798k)
Tockus ruahae
Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus ruahae, french: Calao du Ruaha). (1105k)
Lophoceros nasutus
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (768k)
Tockus deckeni
Von Der Decken's Hornbill (Tockus deckeni, german: Decken-Toko, french: Calao de der Decken). (590k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (601k)
Platalea alba
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique). (589k)
Ardea melanocephala
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala, german: Schwarzhalsreiher, french: Héron mélanocéphale). (737k)
Ardea goliath
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (860k)
Mycteria ibis
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (754k)
Yellow-billed Stork
Yellow-billed Stork. (851k)
Yellow-billed Stork Flight
Yellow-billed Stork in flight. (304k)
Balearica regulorum gibbericeps
East African Crowned Cranes (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps, german: Südafrika-Kronenkranich, french: Grue royale). (926k)
Balearica regulorum gibbericeps
East African Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps, german: Südafrika-Kronenkranich, french: Grue royale). (601k)
Marabou Storks
Marabou Storks. (1083k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (669k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (845k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (761k)
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork. (830k)
Phoenicopterus roseus
Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus, german: Rosaflamingo, french: Flamant rose) and Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain). The Lesser Flamingos are a bit smaller than the Greater Flamingos. They have a dark red beak, while the Greater Flamingos only had a black tip on the beak. (672k)
Phoeniconaias minor
Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain). (759k)
Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo. (749k)
Greater Flamingos
Greater Flamingos. (880k)
Phoenicopterus roseus
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus, german: Rosaflamingo, french: Flamant rose). (581k)
Phoenicopterus roseus
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus, german: Rosaflamingo, french: Flamant rose). (596k)
Lesser Flamingo Flight
Lesser Flamingo in flight. (658k)
Greater Flamingos Flight
Greater Flamingos in flight. (1004k)
Greater Flamingo Flight
Greater Flamingo in flight. (583k)
Gyps rueppelli
Rüppell's Griffon Vulture (Gyps rueppelli, german: Sperbergeier, french: Vautour de Rüppell). (669k)
Gyps rueppelli
Rüppell's Griffon Vulture (Gyps rueppelli, german: Sperbergeier, french: Vautour de Rüppell). (877k)
Rüppell's Griffon Vulture Flight
Rüppell's Griffon Vulture in flight. (451k)
Torgos tracheliotos
Lappet-faced Vultures (Torgos tracheliotos, german: Ohrengeier, french: Vautour oricou). (858k)
Polihierax semitorquatus
Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus, french: Fauconnet d'Afrique). (508k)
Falco naumanni
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni, german: Rötelfalke, french: Faucon crécerellette). This species nests in southern Europe and central Asia and winters over in Africa. (640k)
Falco naumanni
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni, german: Rötelfalke, french: Faucon crécerellette). (558k)
Lesser Kestrel Flight
Lesser Kestrel in flight. (454k)
Lesser Kestrel Flight
Lesser Kestrel in flight. (663k)
Elanus caeruleus caeruleus
Western Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus caeruleus, german: Gleitaar, french: Élanion blac). (473k)
Melierax metabates
Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates, german: Graubürzel-Singhabicht, french: Autour sombre). (631k)
Circus pygargus
Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus, german: Wiesenweihe, french: Busard cendré). (714k)
Montagu's Harrier Flight
Montagu's Harrier in flight. (461k)
Montagu's Harrier Lesser Kestrel
Montagu's Harrier and Lesser Kestrel in flight. (515k)
Buteo augur
Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur, german: Augurbussard, french: Buse augure). (491k)
Aquila rapax
Juvenile Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax, german: Raubadler, french: Aigle ravisseur). (435k)
Hieraaetus wahlbergi
Wahlberg's Eagle (Hieraaetus wahlbergi, german: Wahlbergsadler, french: Aigle de Wahlberg). (678k)
Lophaetus occipitalis
Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis, german: Schopfadler, french: Aigle huppard). (489k)
Polemaetus bellicosus
Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus, german: Kampfadler, french: Aigle martial). (659k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (725k)
Ardeotis kori struthiunculus
Somali Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). The Kori Bustard is the heaviest bird that can fly. Adult males can weigh up to 20 kg (40 lb). (1077k)
Sagittarius serpentarius
Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius, german: Sekretär, french: Messager sagittaire). (935k)
Secretarybird Taking Off
Secretarybird taking off. (836k)
Secretarybird Flight
Secretarybird in flight. (436k)
Struthio camelus massaicus
Masai Ostriches (Struthio camelus massaicus, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique). (601k)

Birds in the Ngorongoro Crater

Lanius cabanisi
Long-tailed Fiscal (Lanius cabanisi, german: Langschwanzwürger). (624k)
Merops apiaster
Eurasian Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, german: Bienenfresser, french: Guêpier d'Europe). (485k)
Vanellus melanopterus
Black-winged Lapwing (Vanellus melanopterus, french: Vanneau à ailes noires). (837k)
Plectropterus gambensis gambensis
Northern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (854k)
Corvus albicollis
White-necked Raven (Corvus albicollis, german: Geierrabe, french: Corbeau à nuque blanche). (620k)
Aquila rapax
Tawny Eagles (Aquila rapax, german: Raubadler, french: Aigle ravisseur). (913k)
Tawny Eagle Flight
Tawny Eagle in flight. (492k)
Ciconia abdimii
Flock of Abdim's Storks (Ciconia abdimii, german: Abdimstorch, french: Cigogne d'Abdim). (1095k)
Ciconia abdimii
Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii, german: Abdimstorch, french: Cigogne d'Abdim). (1000k)
Gyps africanus
White-backed Vultures (Gyps africanus, german: Weißrückengeier, french: Vautour africain). (921k)
Lissotis melanogaster
Female Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster, german: Schwarzbauchtrappe, french: Outarde à ventre noir). (1019k)
Male Black-bellied Bustard
Male Black-bellied Bustard. (851k)
Ardea melanocephala
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala, german: Schwarzhalsreiher, french: Héron mélanocéphale). (851k)
Ciconia ciconia
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia, german: Weißstorch, french: Cigogne blanche). This is a migrant from Europe who over-winters in Africa. (828k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (682k)
Ardeotis kori struthiunculus
Somali Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (954k)
Ardeotis kori struthiunculus
Close-up of a Somali Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (689k)
Struthio camelus massaicus
Masai Ostrich (Struthio camelus massaicus, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique). (861k)

Birds at Lake Manyara

Dicrurus adsimilis fugax
Eastern Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis fugax, german: Trauerdrongo, french: Drongo brillant). (903k)
Pytilia melba
Green-winged Pytilia (Pytilia melba, german: Buntastrild, french: Beaumarquet melba). (768k)
Glareola pratincola
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, german: Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe, french: Glaréole à collier). (813k)
Cichladusa guttata
Spotted Morning Thrush (Cichladusa guttata). (581k)
Euplectes gierowii
Black Bishop (Euplectes gierowii, german: Bischofsweber, french: Euplecte de Gierow). (654k)
Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
Blue-capped Cordon Bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephalus, german: Blaukopfastrild, french: Cordonbleu cyanocéphale). (812k)
Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette). (706k)
Motacilla flava
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava, german: Schafstelze, french: Bergeronnette printanière). (835k)
Spilopelia senegalensis senegalensis
Southern Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis senegalensis, german: Palmtaube, french: Tourterelle maillée). (523k)
Trachyphonus darnaudii
D'Arnaud's Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii, german: Ohrfleck-Bartvogel, french: Barbican d'Arnaud). (793k)
Vanellus armatus
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus, german: Waffenkiebitz, french: Vanneau armé). (838k)
Vanellus spinosus
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (998k)
Halcyon leucocephala
Grey-headed Kingfisher (sometimes called Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher) (Halcyon leucocephala, german: Graukopfliest, french: Martin-chasseur à tête grise). (825k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (722k)
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf) (center). (602k)
Sarkidiornis melanotos
Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard à bosse). (626k)
Colius striatus
Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus, german: Braunflügel-Mausvogel, french: Coliou rayé). (613k)
Tauraco porphyreolophus
Purple-crested Turaco (Tauraco porphyreolophus, german: Glanzhaubenturako, french: Touraco à huppe splendide). (924k)
Bycanistes brevis
Silver-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis, german: Silberwangenhornvogel, french: Calao à joues argent). (653k)
Formation Silver-cheeked Hornbills Flight
Formation of Silver-cheeked Hornbills in flight. (444k)
Silver-cheeked Hornbill Flight
Silver-cheeked Hornbill in flight. (442k)
Bucorvus leadbeateri
Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri, german: Südlicher Hornrabe, french: Bucorve du Sud). (861k)
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (664k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (581k)

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