Birds of Zomba, Malawi

27 Jul

The hills of Zomba in Malawi are a great place to rest and recuperate. I spent many house listening to and watching the birds and trying to identify them.

The first is a Woodland Kingfisher, a beautiful bird with a bright blue back, wing panel and tail. Its head, neck and underparts are white, and its shoulders are black. Although it is a “kingfisher”, it prefers drier habitats in more traditional woodland and can be far from water. It is often solitary but can occur in small groups


Then there is the Dark-capped (or Common or Black-eyed) Bulbul, a noisy bird that likes to sit at the tops of trees.


The next one is one of my favourites, the Blue Waxbill is a tiny bird, but so pretty.


You have to admire the beauty of the Yellow Bellied Sunbird……

birdie low res

And the cheek of the African Pied Crows….


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