Malawian Birds – feathered kind ;) in Liwonde

26 Jul

The Shire River is a spectacular place for birds.  We left Mvuu Lodge about 12 noon for our water safari along the river.

Mvuu lodge

When I read about birds in Malawi before my trip, it was the Fish Eagle that everyone mentioned.  And I was lucky enough to see one, both resting in a tree and in flight.  Beautiful bird!

Flying fish eagle

Fish eagle

Also along the Shire River were plenty of  kingfishers.  The first is a Malachite Kingfisher….

Kingfisher uploaded

Then the black and white, Pied Kingfisher…..

Kingfisher close up

Then there were the flocks of cormorants…..

Cormorant congregation

A white breasted cormorant close up…..

Cormorant close up

And the cormorant in flight….

Flying cormorant

Cattle egrets were a common site….

Ibis, egret and antelope

But perhaps more spectacular was the menagerie of birds sitting on the river bank.  What can you spot?


How about a few close ups?


There’s an African Open Bill, Whistling Duck and Egyptian Geese…



Comb Ducks in the foreground above, and below is an Egyptian Goose…


And oxpeckers on the Hippo’s back….

Hippo portrait

And last but not least…..a Hadada Ibis….


A great day with nature!

River shire

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