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A Bird a Day in June: Day 16 – Pied Kingfisher

Day 16 of a series illustrating some of the fantastic birds we see here on Lake Victoria and across Tanzania. Many of these are seen in our garden, including this one.

Pied Kingfisher

Mega Magpies

We have familiar birds here like sparrows.


Unusual birds (unlike anything in the UK) such as the Cape Robin Chat.


Then there are those familiar yet unfamiliar birds like the Pied Crow.


This bird looks like an enormous magpie at first glance. We have them around the school and they root through the rubbish seeking out morsels.

Thus far it is bird species more than any other group which have predominated in our sightings of wildlife. A birds page will be populated soon (if not already) on this blog.