Posted by: atowhee | December 10, 2010

MORE GREAT CRITTERS IN UGANDA

This is a Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill at the Entebbe Botanical Garden.  Hornbills are a family of nest-robbers.  They use that formidable beak tod o formidable damage to nest and nestlings.  Guess you can’t accuse nature or any creator of being soft-hearted, huh?

Red-eyed Dove at the Entebbe hotel where we stayed.

Crowned Horbill at Entebbe Bot. Gardens.

Three shots of a 2.5 foot long Great Blue Turaco high in a treetop.  These splendid birds are loud and easy to spot.  they eat mostly fruit and are often in small sociable flocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pied Kingfisher on the shore of Lake Victoria, one of the first of hundreds of  Pieds we saw in Uganda.  They’re highly gregarious, often perched or fishing in small groups. Every puddle and every dirt cutbank seemed to have Pied Kingfishers.  But they weren’t found in the woods or scrub like the Woodland or Gray-headed Kingfishers.  Here’s link to my earlier kingfisher blog.

NOT A BIRD

Family of vervet monkeys ignoring us at Botanical Garden.

Vervet monkey at Mihingo Lodge near Lake Mbuto, checking his image in the swimming pool.


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  1. Thanks for your photos! I noticed the black and white casqued hornbill–it brought back memories of a trip to Victoria Falls, where one of these beautiful creatures was sitting on a shady branch–wow!


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