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Lake Navaisha - South Shore, Kenya (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Lake Navaisha - South Shore, Kenya

Map of Lake Navaisha - South Shore, Kenya

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major) Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis) Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) Eland (Taurotragus oryx) Fischers Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) - Hybrid with Yellow-collared Lovebird
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) Eats Flamingo White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher (Melaenornis fischeri) - Juvenile Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)

Lake in Kenya


Kenya Solar Eclipse

11/7/2013: For our last day in Kenya, we decided to visit a couple of areas in the south end of Lake Navaisha. We stayed overnight next to the lake shore, and in the morning, we walked around a nearby crater lake. The crater lake was interesting as the first thing we saw was a hyena grabbing a lesser flamingo. Then, we lost the main trail on the walk around the lake, and we ended up inside the crater with all the animals. It was a bit disconcerting when a group of about 25 buffalo started stampeding somewhere within hearing range.

Previous Visit (Kitale - Eldoret Road: 11/6/2013)
Next Visit (Hell's Gate National Park: 11/7/2013)

Species Recorded (37)

Birds ( 29 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Pink-backed Pelican - Pelecanus rufescens

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Flamingos ( Phoenicopteridae )
Lesser Flamingo - Phoeniconaias minor

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Red-billed Duck - Anas erythrorhyncha

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Hildebrandt's Francolin - Pternistis hildebrandti
Scaly Francolin - Pternistis squamatus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Laughing Dove - Spilopelia senegalensis
Ring-necked Dove - Streptopelia capicola

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Fischer's Lovebird - Agapornis fischeri

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Variable Sunbird - Cinnyris venustus

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
White-headed Barbet - Lybius leucocephalus

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Fork-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus adsimilis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
African Black-headed Oriole - Oriolus larvatus

Gonoleks ( Malaconotidae )
Tropical Boubou - Laniarius major

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
White-bellied Tit - Melaniparus albiventris

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Black-lored Babbler - Turdoides sharpei

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
White-browed Robin-Chat - Cossypha heuglini
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher - Melaenornis fischeri

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Long-billed Pipit - Anthus similis
African Pied Wagtail - Motacilla aguimp

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Purple Grenadier - Granatina ianthinogaster




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