Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Democratic Republic of the Congo

We now have a page for every bird in the D R C but still need photos of a number of species. Most wanted list:- Albertine Owlet, Brown Nightjar, Schouteden's Swift, Black Spinetail, Bates's Swift, Sladen's Barbet, Zenker's Honeyguide, Least Honeyguide, Square-tailed Sawwing, Brazza's Martin, Congo Martin, Jackson's Pipit, Grauer's Cuckoo-shrike, Oriole Cuckoo-shrike, Prigogine's Greenbul, Pale-olive Greenbul, Baumann's Olive-Greenbul, Sassi's Greenbul, Xavier's Greenbul, Kivu Ground-Thrush, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Oberlaender's Ground-Thrush, Slender-tailed Cisticola, Grauer's Scrub-Warbler, Bamboo Scrub-Warbler, Black-necked Eremomela, White-browed Crombec, Yellow Longbill, Laura's Woodland-Warbler, Uganda Woodland-Warbler, Lowland Akalat, Dusky Crested-Flycatcher, Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher, Bedford's Paradise-Flycatcher, Bates's Paradise-flycatcher, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Grey-chested Illadopsis, Dusky Babbler, Chapin's Mountain-Babbler, Violet-tailed Sunbird, Green-throated Sunbird, Bocage's Sunbird, Prigogine's Sunbird, Rockefeller's Sunbird, Congo Sunbird, Pink-footed Puffback, Rufous-bellied HelmetShrike, Shining Drongo, Neumann's Starling, Black-throated Malimbe, Red-bellied Malimbe, Yellow-legged Malimbe, Bocage's Weaver, Katanga Masked-Weaver, Yellow-capped Weaver, Preuss's Weaver, Shelley's Crimson-wing, Grant's Bluebill & Black-bellied Firefinch.
56 species needed seems a lot but out of 1,174 species makes it a small percentage. We will get them all so if you can, please help.
The Congo is a great place for birds loads of endemics & a great place for birders. There are some great that will make sure you have a trip to remember.

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