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Lake Ziway, Ethiopia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Lake Ziway, Ethiopia

Map of Lake Ziway, Ethiopia

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) - 3rd Winter Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

Another Rift Valley Lake with plenty of papyrus swamps and a fish market.


Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia

1/15/2011: We made one last stop before the long drive to Awash. We arrived at the fish market to find a number of storks and pelicans being fed. Barbara was trying to take a photo of me next to a Maribou Stork, but every time I got anywhere near the stork, some boy threw fish guts at it because I guess what we really wanted was to see the stork eating.

Anyway, the visit was a pretty short one because this guy started following us around despite our obvious attempts to get away from the feeding activity.

Previous Visit (Abiata-Shala National Park: 1/15/2011)
Next Visit (Awash National Park: 1/16/2011)

Species Recorded (10)

Birds ( 10 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Marabou Stork - Leptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed Stork - Mycteria ibis

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Little Stint - Calidris minuta
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Malachite Kingfisher - Corythornis cristatus




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