A Nonbirder’s Take on the Birds of Africa

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Disclaimer, I know very little about birds. They have wings. They fly. They shit on statues. That’s is pretty much where my fowl knowledge ends. I didn’t even know that the ptarmigan, my home town of Yellowknife’s answer to the pigeon, is the only bird in the world that has furry feet. This awesome tidbit only came up after Erin’s 1st visit Yellowknife, 20+ years of seeing them later.

Anyway, while on safari in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa I started to take notice of the birds of Africa and how awesome they are. From the large ones that don’t fly (but taste great) to the funny ones with odd giblets, the birds of Africa fascinated me. I’m still no birder and can’t name any of the birds of Africa I saw… but I’m gonna to try anyway.

With that here is my nonbirder take on the birds of Africa:

The Red Tailed Snickerdoodle.

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“Larry”

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Sick mohawk Larry.

Beer Bush Chickens

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“Karl”

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“Stan”

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Professor Golden Wings

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If it’s in a tree, that’s a bird.

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The Long Legged Turkey Burger

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The Eyes-Bigger-Than-Stomach Hawk

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The Snob

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A very rare Screaming Pigeon

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The Spy vs. Spy

 

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 “Flafricamingos”

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 The Eugene Levy – My favourite of all the Birds of Africa!

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 The Yellow Tipped Thorn Sucker

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And finally, The Asshole.

What say you?
Thoughts on my bad take on the Birds of Africa?
Let’s hear it!

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My nonbirder’s take on the birds of Africa was made possible by The Safari Partners through a travel professional educational trip. Although my trip was discounted, the experience, opinions, and terrible bird calls are my own.


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