Serengeti Review: Birds of Prey

We returned last weekend from a fabulous three days in the Serengeti, including a great balloon trip.

This is the second of a series of posts outlining the creatures we encountered – this time birds of prey

Vultures

Last occasion we saw no vultures – so it was a real treat to see two species this time

Lappet-faced Vulture   
  

Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture  
    
    
 

Goshawks

We saw these birds in the Ngorogoro and Serengeti 

Eastern Chanting Goshawk  

Dark Chanting Goshawk



Kestrel

A Greater Kestrel at the entrance to the Serengeti  

Buzzard

This Steppe Buzzard aka Common Buzzard  

Eagles

 African Fish Eagle

We caught this bird drying it’s wings in the sun.

  
Martial Eagle 

Flying high in the sky above the rim of the Ngorogoro crater

  Tawny Eagle  

Batleur  

Kite

Black shouldered kites were common throughout the Seronera and this juvenile was seen in a tree 

  

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