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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Birds I (June)

Spur-winged lapwing at the edge of one of the many small streams in Meru National Park1425 Spur-winged lapwing at the edge of one of the many small streams in Meru National Park

A noisy flock of Helmeted Guineafowls1426 A noisy flock of Helmeted Guineafowls

A flock of Helmeted Guineafowls explode noisily into the air before gliding a short distance to safety 1427 A flock of Helmeted Guineafowls explode noisily into the air before gliding a short distance to safety

A White-backed vulture. The white can only be seen when its wings are spread1428 A White-backed vulture. The white can only be seen when its wings are spread

White-backed vultures and Ruppell's griffon vultures roosting in a doum palm1429 White-backed vultures and Ruppell's griffon vultures roosting in a doum palm

The lighter patterning on the wing coverts identify this bird as a Ruppell's griffon vulture1430 The lighter patterning on the wing coverts identify this bird as a Ruppell's griffon vulture

Large flocks of superb starlings were seen throughout the Park1431 Large flocks of superb starlings were seen throughout the Park

Yellow-necked spurfowl preferred the fairly open grassy bush1432 Yellow-necked spurfowl preferred the fairly open grassy bush

My old favourite the Ring-necked dove always provided a background chorus1433 My old favourite the Ring-necked dove always provided a background chorus

This medium sized raptor is an Eastern chanting-goshawk1434 This medium sized raptor is an Eastern chanting-goshawk

Lilac-breasted roller1435 Lilac-breasted roller

A very vocal red-billed hornbill1436 A very vocal red-billed hornbill

Water thick-knee. These are usually seen in pairs1437 Water thick-knee. These are usually seen in pairs

A female Somali ostrich1438 A female Somali ostrich

A male Somali ostrich. They are blacker than Common ostriches and the neck and legs are blue-grey1439 A male Somali ostrich. They are blacker than Common ostriches and the neck and legs are blue-grey

Ruppell's long-tailed starling.1440 Ruppell's long-tailed starling.

1417 A female rosy-patched bush-shrike. Males carry much less black and more red on the front1441 A female rosy-patched bush-shrike. Males carry much less black and more red on the front

Laughing dove. The prettiest dove in my opinion1442 Laughing dove. The prettiest dove in my opinion

The White-browed coucal is also known as the bottle bird because of its call which sounds like liquid being poured from a bottle1443 The White-browed coucal is also known as the bottle bird. Its call sounds like liquid being poured from a bottle

Cattle egrets in breeding plumage. Non breeding birds loose the buff wash on the head back and breast1444 Cattle egrets in breeding plumage. Non breeding birds loose the buff wash on the head back and breast

Doves enjoying a bath in one of the many streams that flow through Meru1445 Doves enjoying a bath in one of the many streams that flow through Meru

A tawny eagle keeps an eye on everything going on around it1446 A tawny eagle keeps an eye on everything going on around it

A huge Lappet-faced vulture gliding overhead1447 A huge Lappet-faced vulture gliding overhead

African hoopoe1448 African hoopoe