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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?

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How about a few close ups?

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

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

Goose

And oxpeckers on the Hippo’s back….

Hippo portrait

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

Ibis

A great day with nature!

River shire

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