Category Archives: Birding

Why Mzee Pavo Lost His Feathers

Mzee Pavo (the peacock) lost his feathers a month ago due to moulting.     Birds moult periodically, shedding old feathers for new. Feathers are dead structures which gradually need to be replaced. Adult birds can moult up to three … Continue reading

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Wildlife Thrives in Ziwani, Tsavo West

BIRD WALK AROUND SANTE RIVER Seen during the recent bird walks around Santé River are Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis m. Melanotos) back from Lake Jipe, Spur-winged Geese (plectropterus g. gambensis) and Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus).     CROCODILE PREDATOR The Nile … Continue reading

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