Birds of Tanzania

African Crowned Eagle, Arusha National Park

Zanzibar Red Bishop, Mikumi National Park

Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Tarangire National Park

Nubian Woodpecker, Tarangire National Park

Martial Eagle, Sadaani National Park

African Hoopoe, Arusha National Park

Secretary Bird, Serengeti National Park

Long-Crested Eagle, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Grey Crowned Crane, Lake Manyara National Park

Black-Bellied Bustard, Mikumi National Park

Brown-Breasted Barbet, Dar es Salaam

Malachite Kingfisher, Selous Game Reserve

African White-Backed Vulture, Selous Game Reserve

Southern Ground Hornbill, Mikumi National Park

Purple-Banded Sunbird, Dar es Salaam

Lilac-Breasted Roller, Selous Game Reserve

Hammerkop, Dar es Salaam

Red-Headed Weaver, Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilombero Weaver, Kilombero Floodplains

Bateleur, Mikumi National Park

Olive Sunbird, Pugu Hills

African Spoonbill, Selous Game Reserve

Montane White-Eye, Arusha National Park

Cinnamon-Chested Bee-Eater, Arusha National Park

Red-Necked Falcon, Selous Game Reserve

African Fish Eagle, Selous Game Reserve

Pied Kingfisher, Selous Game Reserve

African Golden Weaver, Selous Game Reserve

d'Arnaud's Barbet, Dar es Salaam

White-Fronted Bee-Eater, Selous Game Reserve

Speckled Mousebird, Bagamoyo

Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird, Zanzibar

Giant Kingfisher, Selous Game Reserve

Northern Carmine Bee-Eater, Sadaani National Park

Pygmy Falcon, Tarangire National Park

African Pygmy Kingfisher, Selous Game Reserve

Green-Winged Pytilia, Selous Game Reserve

Pale Batis, Mafia Island

Grey-Backed Shrike, Serengeti National Park

African Grey Flycatcher, Lake Manyara National Park

White-Headed Buffalo-Weaver, Tarangire National Park

White-Headed Vulture, Mikumi National Park

Red-Fronted Tinkerbird, Sadaani National Park

Black-Crowned Tchagra, Mikumi National Park

Two-Banded Courser, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tacazze Sunbird, Arusha National Park

European Roller, Sadaani National Park

Northern White-Crowned Shrike, Mkomazi National Park

Lesser Flamingo, Arusha National Park

Yellow-Collared Lovebird, Tarangire National Park

Red-Necked Spurfowl, Mikumi National Park

Long-Billed Tailorbird, Amani Nature Reserve

Hartlaub's Turaco, Arusha National Park

Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Arusha National Park

Crowned Hornbill, Udzungwa National Park

Little Bee-Eater, Kilombero Floodplains

African Paradise Flycatcher, Jozani Forest

Red-Billed Hornbill, Tarangire National Park

Long-Tailed Cormorant, Arusha National Park

White-Eyed Slaty-Flycatcher, Kilimanjaro National Park

Pin-Tailed Whydah, Amani Nature Reserve

Rufous-Tailed Weaver, Tarangire National Park

Brown Snake-Eagle, Tarangire National Park

White-Browed Scrub-Robin, Mikumi National Park

Crab Plover, Zanzibar

White-Crowned Lapwing, Selous Game Reserve

Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird, Zanzibar

Common Bulbul, Dar es Salaam

Narina Trogon, Pugu Hills

White-Throated Bee-Eater, Selous Game Reserve

Yellow-Throated Longclaw, Mikumi National Park

Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill, Manyara National Park

White-Fronted Bee-Eater, Arusha National Park

Zanzibar Sombre Greenbul, Zanzibar

Yellow-Necked Spurfowl, Mkomazi National Park

Eastern Chanting-Goshawk, Mkomazi National Park

Black Kite, Mikumi National Park

Red-Necked Falcon, Selous Game Reserve

Wire-Tailed Swallow, Selous Game Reserve

African Pygmy Kingfisher, Tarangire National Park

Brown Snake-Eagle, Tarangire National Park

Tropical Boubou, Arusha National Park

Marabou Stork, Mikumi National Park

Palm-Nut Vulture, Ras Kutani

Von der Decken's Hornbill, Tarangire National Park

African Dusky Flycatcher, Arusha National Park

Saddle-Billed Stork, Mikumi National Park

African Scops-Owl, Tarangire National Park

Water Thick-Knee, Kilombero Floodplains

White-Headed Black Chat, Wami Mbiki Wildlife Management Area

Lesser Swamp Warbler, Kilombero Floodplains

Pearl-Spotted Owlet, Tarangire National Park

Goliath Heron, Selous Game Reserve

Superb Starling, Tarangire National Park

Bare-Faced Go-Away-Bird, Tarangire National Park

Collared Sunbird, Pugu Hills

Blue-Capped Cordon-Bleu, Dar es Salaam

Spectacled Weaver, Dar es Salaam


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  2. Very interesting blog and beautiful photos!
    Your blog has made me a very nice impression.
    I wish you more and more success and luck in the photos of birds!

  3. Wow. These pictures make me miss East Africa dearly...

  4. Thanks for listing all these. I have several species in my photos that I was able to identify using your images! Just got back from Northern Tanzania. Headed back again in 2013 for a month. So many birds, so little time.

    Jim Griggs

  5. I have a bird photographed in Tanzania that I can't identify. May I send it to someone?

    Mary Lou

  6. Excellent, very good pictures. Thank you very much for sharing. visit my blog for birds:

  7. Dawn - Halifax, NSApril 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Wonderful site! Thanks you were the only site that actually showed me the birds and gave the name in the same place without having to link to another page. I was able to label a lot of my photo's

  8. This was really helpful to find an animal for a school project. Thanks so much!!

  9. nice profile help us to know many things about birds when we guide

  10. Fantastic shots. I just saw a bird on the Serengeti Snapshot site and looked here for ID but no luck.

  11. Thanks so much for your wonderful photos. I have just returned from a 10 day safari in northern Tanzania and got really excited about birds (how could you not?) With the help of our intrepid guide, we managed to photograph and identify 113 species (oh and we looked at the game too....).

  12. kevin.shackleton@rogers.comDecember 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    When is the best time to visit Tanzania for birds?

  13. Can you tell me the name of a blue bird in saw in the Serengeti? It's about 3 or 4 shades of blue. Quite light in the breast - darker blue on the back with dark wing feathers, I have a photo if I could send it somewhere.

  14. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear.
    Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  15. Just google about birds of Tanzania and fortunately came up to this beautiful blog site about African birds.Thanks for sharing a valuable information about Tanzania and the birds of the world in general.Hasante Sana!

  16. Thank you for the wonderful photos! I was able to identify our photo of a Lilac-Breasted Roller to help with our blog,

  17. Wonderful!!! What a collection of birds in Tanzania.Special thanks for adding the place of the beautiful birds.Thank you.

  18. What beautiful birds! I'm going there to live soon because it is nice and warm and the people and the food are good to you. I'm also an artist so I won't run out of birds to draw! Thanks for this! ��


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