- Posted May 7, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Birds of Ethiopia
JuleeK thought it was amazing that she could see so many different types of birds wherever she went. "I was surprised to learn just how many bird species are native to Africa," she said. "Many of us have been so attuned to thinking of Africa as the place to see big game that we don't realize the beauty of the birds there. My trip to Ethiopia definitely opened my eyes to appreciating the beauty of birds.
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer
Image #1. Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum)
Image #2. Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
Image #3. Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus)
Image #4. Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus)
Image #5. Goliath heron (Ardea goliath)
Image #6. Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) and Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Image #7. Greater Pink Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Lesser Pink Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)
Image #8. Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Image #9. Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Video. The Yellow-billed Stork being photobombed by the Great White Pelicans.
I'm not a birder so I looked up the bird names after I got home.