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Ethiopia: Stresemann’s Bushcrow & Ethiopian Wolf

February 26, 2012

The February Ethiopia tour just returned with superb highlights from the Roof of Africa. Here, among the alpine moorlands and forests, towering cliffs, desert plains and string of crater lakes, they saw a huge variety of Afrotropical residents (including Vulturine Guineafowl, Pygmy Goose and Golden-breasted Starling) and European migrants (thousands of Common Cranes, many Pallid Harriers), with no less than 32 endemics and near-endemic birds of the country (including the famous Spot-breasted Lapwing, Yellow-fronted Parrot and Stresemann’s Bushcrow). The mammals were spectacular too, with endemics such as Ethiopian Wolf, Mountain Nyala, the leonine Gelada Baboon and the seldom-seen Bale Monkey, one of the rarest primates in Africa.

Join us on our next tour to Ethiopia from 1 to 13 April 2012 – just one place left! Contact tour-leader Callan Cohen: callan@birdingafrica.com+27 21 531 6405.

The famous Stresemann's Bushcrow has a tiny range © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

The famous Stresemann's Bushcrow has a tiny range © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Ethiopian Wolf in Bale Mountains National Park © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Ethiopian Wolf in Bale Mountains National Park © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

The range-restriced Spot-breasted Lapwing is restricted to alpine bogs and is surely one of the world's finest waders © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

The range-restricted Spot-breasted Lapwing only occurs in alpine bogs and is surely one of the world's finest waders © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

A pair of African Pygmy Geese in front of our lakeside hotel © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

A pair of African Pygmy Geese in front of our lakeside hotel © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Guereza Colobus in the wooded gardens of our hotel © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Guereza Colobus in the wooded gardens of our hotel © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

The characterful endemic Rouget's Rail © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

The characterful endemic Rouget's Rail © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Part of a flock of 1000s of wintering Common Cranes © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Part of a flock of 1000s of wintering Common Cranes © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

The endemic race of Blue-breasted Bee-eater has a blue forehead © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

The endemic race of Blue-breasted Bee-eater has a blue forehead © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

The group photo on the last day on the way to the airport! © Callan cohen www.birdingafrica.com

The group photo on the last day on the way to the airport! © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

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