Bird watching in Ruaha National Park
Details of Bird watching in Ruaha National Park
The Ruaha National Park is inhabited by over 450 different bird species including some endemics such as the Ashy starling and the Yellow-collared Lovebird. The resident birds of the Ruaha National Park are: the Crested barbet, Dickinson's kestrel, Pale-billed hornbill, Violet-crested turaco, Racket-tailed roller, Plovers, Kingfishers, Hornbills, Green-wood hoopoes, Sunbirds, Bee-eaters and Egrets.
The national park is visited by Eurasian migrants twice a year – from October to November and from March to April. Among the migrants in the Ruaha National Park you can see the Sooty falcon, whose breeding grounds are in the Sahara and in the Middle East, and the Eleonora's Falcon, whose breeding grounds are in the Mediterranean.
The national park is also inhabited by birds of prey such as Pel's fishing owl, the African hawk, the Bateleur, and Eagles such as the Long-crested, Martial and Snake eagles.
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