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31 mars 2018

Touraco à ventre blanc

Corythaixoides leucogaster
Masaï Mara, Kenya


C'est un grand oiseau qui mesure 50 cm de long et qui fréquente les zones arides et boisées. Le mâle est muni d'une crête conique qu'il relève à volonté quand il est excité. Même au lodge de  Tumbili Cliff, ces oiseaux ont le don de rester en hauteur dans les arbres et il est donc difficile de les photographier correctement.



White-bellied go-away-birdQuite a large bird measuring up to 50 cm long inhabiting arid and wooded areas. The male has a conical crest that it raises when excited. Even at Tumbili Cliff lodge, these birds have a habit of remaining in the tree canopy and thus taking decent photos is difficult.






Quelques papillons dans les jardins du lodge:
A few of of the butterflies seen at the lodge:



 

 
Très commun cette espèce nourrit certains prédateurs comme vu ICI.

Very common around Baringo, this species feed different predators as seen HERE.






15 commentaires :

  1. I much enjoyed your images of the White-bellied Go-away-bird, Noushka, but the real treat for me were the butterflies. Do you have an ID for these? Happy Easter and my very best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard,
      Thanks :)
      No, I have no ID for these butterflies... difficult to find any info on the net and I wouldn't care to buy a butterfly guide just for Kenya! ;-)
      All the best :)

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  2. Interessting that the Go-away bird thee is different to the Go-away bird in Southern Africa where they are all grey. The butterflies are lovely we saw many in Botswana. Hope all is well and the weather is being kind to you. Hugs Diane

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    1. Hi Diane,
      Thanks for your interesting comment...
      I believe you're thinking of the Grey lourie, quite common in SA, which is a close relative the Kenyan Go-away bird.
      I'll check in Botswana soon now if I see any touracos there! ;-)

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  3. I haven't heard of a Go-away bird before! They look like they would be quite fun to watch.
    I love your butterfly pictures!

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  4. How many beautiful birds, how many wonderful pictures, what lovely places you walk in Noushka!!!

    Cheers and Happy Easter!

    Bia <º(((<

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  5. Bel oiseau en effet, en vol avec sa longue queue il doit encore être plus beau !
    Bonnes Pâques

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  6. Ouppsssss j'ai perdu mon commentaire.... qu'il est beau cet oiseau on dirait un perroquet et on voit bien sa crête de profil. De beaux papillons qui ont l'air de bien aimé le milieu, ils sont nombreux.
    Merci chère Noushka pour ces belles captures. Bonnes Pàques et des bisous tout plein.
    chatou

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  7. Hi Noushka.

    Beautiful bird and beautiful butterflies.
    Beautiful pictures.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  8. Hello oiselle,
    Superbe cet oiseau, j'adore. J'adore encore plus son appel, un vrai clown lol
    Bises

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  9. Hi Noushka,
    What a wonderful bird with also a wonderful name to start the post with, never heard of it or seen.
    Some wonderful Butterflies, the white with the brown veins I have seen in West Africa as far South as Gabon and in enormous numbers.
    All the best, John

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    1. Yes indeed John, these 2 species are very very common and a meal for some birds!
      Keep well :)

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  10. Hola guapa.. Preciosas imagenes de mariposas y de esta ave tan exótica.. Espero que hayas pasado unos días felices.. Besos

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  11. Hi Noushka,
    All those feathered friends of yours provide you good chances to portrait them. Looking at the different posts it is getting clear that you must have a huge collection of beautiful pictures of all kinds of animals. You are not wasting your time!
    Greetings, Kees

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