Bird watching in Mikumi National Park

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Details of Bird watching in Mikumi National Park

The Mkata River offers majestic views of fishing Open-billed Storks. Common birds in the Mikuru National Park are the Marabou stork, Red-billed oxpeckers, Black-bellied bustard, Francolin, Cattle egret, Guinea-fowls, Hornbill and Malachite Kingfischer. The most colourful species are the Yellow-throated long claw, the Lilac-breasted roller and the Bateleur eagle. European migrants are common during the rainy season.

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Our special safari guide Mike Taylor has worked for many big local and foreign safari operators in Tanzania, and has guided very famous photographers and bird watchers. With more than 30 years of experience, he can identify every single bird you can spot.

Short Overview

Mkata River Flood Plain in Mikumi National Park has a rich birdlife with over 400 different species with both northern and southern species. The northern species resident in this national park are Straw-tailed Whydah and the Superb Starling, and the southern species in this area are Boehm's bee-eater and the Dickinson's kestrel.

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