4th–18th November 2015
This was my fourth trip to Ethiopia, this time in the company of David Percival and Tom Howard-Jones. Our guide was the excellent Girum Tewelde and Belay Ayele, owner of Roha Tours, whom I known for several years, came along for the trip and did the driving
The total trip cost, including flights and single room supplement came to about £2,400 each (about £2,200 if sharing a room).
Day 1 – Arrive Addis Ababa drive to Debre Libanos via Solulta Plain
Visited the grasslands and abattoir of Solulta where we had terrific views of Lappet-faced Vulture feding with other vultures as well as Fan-tailed Widowbird, Ethiopian Cisticola and Abysinnian Longclaw.
From here we made our way to the beautiful Portuguese Bridge which held a good population of Gelada Baboons. Birdwise we saw both Mocking Cliff-chat and the endemic White-winged Cliff-chat as well as Rueppell’s Black Chat, Little and Blue Rock Thrushes and Mountain Wagtail.
At Debre Libanos we visited the church which, although dating from 13th century, was largely rebuilt in the 1950s. Here we saw two Lanner Falcons, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Singing Cisticola. Lemon Dove and Ruppell’s Robin Chat.
Day 2 – Drive from Debre Libanos to Awash National Park birding Lake Chchalaka and Debre Zeit en route.
The return drive to Addis Ababa produced the huge and strange Abyssinian Ground Hornbill as well as Red-breasted Wheatear, Dusky Turtle Dove, Pallid Harrier and Augur Buzzard.
We stopped briefly at the Hotel Ghion in Addis Ababa for a cup of coffee and, in the hotel gardens (which are generally a good birding spot) we found Brown Parisoma and Abyssinian Woodpecker
From here we moved on to Lake Chachlaka which in previous years had been a lush wetland but this year, due to the worsening drought, much of it had dried out and was looking in a very sorry state. However, in the remaining wetland we did find about 200 common Cranes as well as a pair of nearby Black-crowned Cranes, Red-knobbed Coot and Grey-headed Kingfisher.
The journey to Awash NP produced our first sighting of the strange-looking, endemic Thick-billed Raven and Bristle-crowned Starling.
Arriving at Awash NP just after dark we found Beisa Oryx, Salt’s Dikdik and Black-backed Jackel along the trail to our lodge as well as three Nile Crocodiles in the river at the lodge, their eyes shining red in the lamplight.
Day 3 – Awash National Park and transfer to Doho Lodge in the Ali Dege Plains but situated on a large wetland.
Setting off at 6.15 on a pre-breakfast walk we notched up 49 bird species including Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Little Sparrowhawk, Black-billed Barbet, Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike, Crested Francolin, Senegal Thick-knee, Bearded Woodpecker, Madagascar Bee-eater and the endemic Wattled Ibis, a little out of its more usual highland range.
Following an excellent breakfast of porridge and honey we set off again, this time in the vehicle, encountering Green-winged Pytilia, Abyssinian Scimitarbill and White-bellied Bustard on our way to the spectacular Awash Gorge where, drinking a welcome cooling Ambo (a local fizzy mineral water) we saw the beautiful Golden-breasted Bunting, Abyssinian Roller and African Palm Swift.
Moving on we headed north to the Ali Dege Plains, encountering en route Somali Fiscal and Rosy-patch Bush Shrike.
Arriving mid-afternoon at our next lodge we had a beer overlooking the marshes and watched Goliath and Purple Herons, African Darter, Long-tailed Cormorant and had another beer!
Non-avian encounters for the day included Nile Monitor, Leopard Tortoise, Nile Crocodile, Common Warthog, Vervet Monkey, White-mantled Colobus and Anubis (Olive) Baboon.
Day 4 Ali Dege Plains, Lake Baseka, Koka Bridge and on to Lake Langano.
The day began, as usual, with a pre-breakfast walk at just before 6 a.m. but there was not much moving and having ticked off a few birds decided that it may be better to head straight up to the plains, especially as we had a long drive ahead of us that day.
Here we were rewarded with four Arabian Bustards, all at decently close range, as well as a couple of Somali Ostriches and Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse. We also came across a herd of over 25 Soemmerring’s Gazelle and a few Beisa Oryx.
Pygmy Falcon and Yellow-breasted Barbet provided the entertainment as we made our way towards Lake Baseka. The lake showed us Yellow-billed Stork, Little and Western Reef Egrets and Pink-backed Pelican though we had a disappointingly fruitless search for Sombre Rock Chat and Blackstart among the volcanic lava fields. The birds have probably moved on due to the current development of the area – a new railroad is being constructed by China in its bid to exploit the country’s mineral deposits.
Driving the hour and a half or so to Koka Bridge we encountered our first Long-crested Eagle obligingly perched on a roadside telegraph pole. Other raptors along the route included Greater Spotted Eagle, Dark Chanting Goshawk and Pallid Harrier. 30 plus Ruff also put in an appearance.
We stopped at Koka Bridge for half an hour and had a wander round, turning up African Snipe, Avocet, African Openbill Stork, Chestnut Weaver and several other wader species.
We arrived later than planned at Ziway and decided to press on to Langano and bird the lake on our return journey. Arriving at our motel in Langano we came across a Genet outside our rooms.
Day 5 – Lakes Langano, Abijata and Shalla and an afternoon drive to Wondo Genet
Leaving my bedroom at 6 a.m. I stumbled upon a Rufous-necked Wryneck right outside the door feeding on insects in the pointing of a low wall. Knocking gently on David’s and Tom’s doors to alert them, we three enjoyed great views of this super bird.
Meeting up with Girum a couple of minutes later we set off to walk the lovely cliffs behind the motel. In the rising sun and gently warming morning we enjoyed some terrific birding. Greyish Eagle Owl, Spectacled Weaver, Ethiopian Boubou, Blue Rock Thrush, a striking pair of Abyssinian Black Wheatears, the endemic Black-winged Lovebird, White-browed Coucal, Red-faced Crombec, Boran and Rattling Cisticolas and Von der Decken’s Hornbill were among the many birds that we found.
Following a late breakfast after a terrific morning’s birding in beautiful surroundings we set off for Lake Abijata, arriving shortly before midday. In the ever more intense heat of the day we walked, mad dogs and Englishmen style, across the dry salt flats of the lake basin to get closer to the birds in the distant water. The heat haze made it difficult to focus on what lay ahead and for a long while no matter how far we walked we seemed not to get any closer to the birds. But dogged persistence and a bit of banter kept us going until we finally got to a distance where things became clearer; clearer also for the birds as they began to see us more clearly too and some of the flamingos began to move further away So, we stopped and looked…and saw both Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Kittlitz’s Plover, Little Stint and several other waders, Shoveler and both Peregrine (plucking a wader in mid-air) and Lanner.
On the way to the cliffs overlooking Lake Shalla and giving wonderful views across both lakes and a sense of the enormity of the Great Rift Valley, we called in at another lakeside lodge to see the roosting Slender-tailed Nightjars.
From the cliffs we added Black Scimitarbill and Yellow-bellied Eremomela to our trip list.
We arrived at Wondo Genet in the late afternoon and watched the Black Saw-wings hunting insects overhead as we enjoyed a beer.
Day 6 – Wondo Genet
We spent the whole day in different parts of the rich montane forest that surrounds Heile Selassie’s old summer palace that is the hotel in which we were staying.
Our day began at 5.45 a.m. with a forest walk in the good company of a local guide called Mokunen. Large Silvery-cheeked Hornbills made their presence obvious in the trees above our heads as we made our way up a gently rising path, following a small stream to a little marshy pond where apart from Grey and Mountain Wagtails we also saw one of our main target birds, Half-collared Kingfisher.
Other notable birds from this delightful morning walk were African Goshawk, Abyssinian Black-headed Oriole, White-cheeked Turaco, Banded Barbet, Abyssinian Slatey Flycatcher, Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike, Mountain Buzzard, Tambourine Dove and…I could go on!
Returning to the hotel shortly before 8.30 for breakfast, we set off again an hour later for a walk through forestry station land. It was hard to believe that we should be able to top our earlier walk but a succession of wonderful birds made this an even more exciting time. We came across Klaas’s and Dideric Cuckoos, Spotted Creeper (my bird of the trip), Green-backed Honeyguide, Yellow-fronted Parrot, Narina Trogon, Rameron (Olive) Pigeon and the diminutive Green Twinspot,
Following an early start and a lot of walking we were happy to take time relaxing over lunch (with a beer, again) and did not set out again until 16.30 for a short walk to the hot springs and town swimming pool. This walk did not live up to the earlier two but we added Yellow-billed Waxbill and Northern Puffback.
Day 7 – Wondo Genet to Goba and the Bale Mountains National Park
Following an early breakfast we set off for Goba, which would be our base for the next two nights. On the road there we made several stops and, among others, we saw Cape Rook, the endemic White-collared Pigeon (not a million miles away from our own wood Pigeon in looks), Groundscraper Thrush, Yellow Bishop, Cape Eagle Owl, Lammergeier and heard a Common Quail calling, though it did not show itself from its cover in the long grass of the meadow.
As we neared Dinsho we stopped at the small lake of the Gaysay Grasslands where we saw, for the first time on this trip, three endemics; two birds, Rouget’s Rail and Blue-winged Goose and a mammal, Mountain Nyala.
Calling in at the Bale Mountains National Park Headquarters, Abdulla, a Park Ranger whom I had met on two previous occasions showed us around the lightly wooded hillside where we had good views of Abyssinian Long-eared Owl, African Wood Owl, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, White-winged Black Tit, Abyssinian Catbird and Montane Nightjar. Quite a haul!
Arriving in Goba in the late afternoon Tom, David ad I wandered around the hotel gardens and nearby farmland where the fields were full of passerines birds including Dark-capped Bulbul, Streaky Seedeater, Yellow-rumped Waxbill, Baglafecht Weaver and Tawny-flanked Prinia.
Day 8 – Bale Mountains
Setting off at 6.30 a.m. for the Senetti Plateau we stopped on our way up to look for the endemic sub-species of Brown Parisoma (aka Brown Warbler), the Bale Mountains Parisoma and soon located a pair.
We reached the checkpoint into the park at 7.20 with the weather looking clear, dry and still, promising good visibility and, therefore, good birding conditions.
The Afro-Alpine Moorland of the plateau is a starkly beautiful, harsh environment and is home to a number of unique plant, mammal and bird species.
We soon came across the endemic Spot-breasted Lapwing and as we were watching them a flock of Abyssinian Black-headed Siskins, another Ethiopian endemic, flew by.
The plateau supports very large number of several species of rodent including the Giant Root Rat as well as other small mammals and these, in turn, support large numbers of raptors. During our time up here we saw Augur Buzzard, Golden Eagle (up to 6 at one time), Eastern Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Lanner, Lammergeier and Griffon Vuture,
We also spent some time scanning the extraordinary landscape for another endemic mammal, the Ethiopian Wolf (aka Simien Jackal). This time it did not take us long to locate to wolves and for half an hour or more we watched them hunting – sitting still by a rat burrow waiting for the rodent to show and then leaping to catch it. After a few failed attempts we saw each wolf in turn trot off with a rat in its mouth.
The highland pools supported quite a few waders as well as large numbers of Blue-winged Geese, a handful of Shoveler and four Ruddy Shelduck and a few Chough fed in the nearby grassy areas. All along the way we passed Moorland Chats sitting perkily on roadside rocks and grassy banks.
Scanning the plateau we found a solitary Abdim’s Stork but, for the first time in my four trips to these mountains, we failed to find Wattled Crane, a pair or two of which are usually present in the area.
During our time here we drove to the high point of the plateau, Tulu Dimtu, at 14,225 ft. (4377m.) from where we looked down upon the clouds and eagles.
In the evening we ventured again to the road leading to the park where we stopped for an hour or so during which time we found Cinnamon Bracken Warbler, Red-collared Widowbird and Shikra.
Day 9 – Bale Mountains NP through Harena Forest to Negele Borena
Following another early breakfast we were on the rod again before 6.30, passing again across the plateau before descending the warm southern slopes to Harena Forest.
On the plateau we saw Chestnut-naped Francolin, Wattled Ibis, Thekla Lark and had another very close sighting of the wolf.
Descending into the forest Girum was glad to leave the cold of the high altitude behind! In the forest we saw several bird species including the Sylvids, African Hill Babbler and Blackcap, Pin-tailed Whydah and four mammal species including Menelik’s Bushbuck and Spotted Hyena.
As we continued our journey (another long drive punctuated by several birding stops) towards the distant town of Negele Borena we saw Black-chested Snake Eagle, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Golden-breasted Starling, Red-and-yellow Barbet, African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene), Crested Francolin and Pied Wheatear.
En route we stopped to look for one of the most sought-after birds of the country, Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco. We spent nearly forty minutes looking for it, with the enlisted help of some of the local farmers, eventually finding three of these strange looking birds feeding in a fruiting tree. Locally the bird is know as ‘farengi meta’ which means ‘foreigners come’ due to the number of birders who visit this remote region in search of it.
We also added Geoffroy’s Ground Squirrel to the mammal tally.
Day 10 – Geralle National Park in the Liben Plains
The morning saw us focus on one of the least numerous birds in the world the Liben Lark. Whilst David and I search the large area of heavily grazed land, Tom and Girum entered an area of long grass protected by a dense acacia thorn hedge placed to keep the cattle out. The local farmers have realised that the protection of this rare species has an economic value to the area and are now both keen to safeguard areas for breeding and also to show the bird to visitors.
David and I had no luck in finding the target lark but did put up large numbers of Somali Short-toed Lark, a single Common Quail, a few Plain-backed and Red-throated Pipits and a couple of Pectoral Patch Cisticolas and several Isabelline Wheatears.
Overhead or on posts were Somali Crow, Ethiopian Swallow and Lilac-breasted Roller.
After a while the lads on the other side of the thorn fence whistled and signalled for us to join them. Realising that they had found the lark David and I hurried over. One of the local cattle herders had found a single Liben Lark very obligingly standing on a patch of bare ground a foot or so from the long grass into which the bird could easily disappear. But it remained in place for several minutes, posing for photographs. However, as we approached, slowly, ever closer the bird flew off dropping down into the long grass. We had seen it well and did not wish to disturb it further so, feeling elated, we returned towards our vehicle when clouds opened and a downpour began. We drove back to the hotel with our clothing, but not our spirits, dampened!
After lunch the weather brightened and warmed up and we set out for the plains again before 2.30 p.m.
Our drive took us past several Yellow-naped Francolins and White Storks but we kept going until a large bustard appeared in our sights. We pulled over and confirmed our thoughts…a terrific Kori Bustard…then another behind it, two to the right and David said ‘There are three more over here’. We had seven of them in view! In all we counted over 15 for the day.
After watching them for a while, Tom asked if we would mind if he got out of the vehicle and tried to get close enough to them for a video – we were about 50 yards away from them. Tom approached one of the birds very slowly and, although the bird was aware of his presence, it did not appear unduly worried and let him approach to within a few yards, his camcorder running all the while. As he filmed an Amur Falcon flew by, diving down and passing very low over the bustard that he was filming. We didn’t call out the falcon for fear of disturbing Tom’s filming but when he returned to the vehicle we asked if he had seen it. But, concentrating on the bustard he had not seen the falcon flash by – but he had caught it on video!
Returning to the hotel after an afternoon watching the bustards and wandering around a nearby lake, where the main interest was an Intermediate Egret, we spotted a pair of Secretarybirds settling down to roost in the top of an acacia tree.
Day 11 – Negele Borena, Dawa River and on to Yabello
For those who like early starts, this is the trip! We were out of the hotel by 5.25 and headed a little distance to the Nile Hotel, our usual restaurant, for breakfast before hitting the road at 6.25.
Driving again across the Liben Plains - which are so flat and vast that they give an amazing 360° panoramic view and looking in any direction one can see the curvature of the Earth on the distant horizon – we again saw a couple of stately Kori Bustards as Ethiopian and Barn Swallows skimmed low over the grassland and White-crowned Starlings fed in small groups nearby.
Leaving the plains behind us we headed in a south-westerly direction towards our first major stop of the day at the Dawa River. En route we stopped to watch the Red-billed Oxpeckers hitching rides on some donkeys in a village finding also a couple of Grey Kestrels, Shelley’s Long-tailed Starling, Nubian Woodpecker, and Little Weaver.
Passing by a high rocky hillside a raptor perched on top caught our eye and we pulled over. Even before we had got the ‘scopes on it we recognised it to be a Verreaux’s Eagle. We watched this magnificent bird for a good twenty minutes as it showed very well in the morning light. Our birding attracted the interest of several locals and soon we were joined by eight or nine of them who delighted in the views that the telescope gave them.
While we were watching the eagle a couple of African Hawk Eagles flew by and several hirundines including Lesser Striped and Red-rumped Swallows and Sand Martin added to the interest.
We reached the Dawa River by 10.15, with the day beginning to get hot. We walked along the river for a short distance watching the gold panners seeking, if not their fortune, then at least a living, before turning down the dry bed of a small seasonal tributary the bushes of which held a number of passerins including Somali (Northern Grey) Tit, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Common Nightingale and Grey Wren Warbler but, despite searching for an hour or more in the ever intensifying heat we dipped on Juba Weaver.
We halted briefly in Dawa village to see the endemic and localised African White-winged Collared Dove.
On the road again we passed by a shallow wooded valley in which a group of Golden-breasted Starlings caught our eye and pulling over we noticed there was a lot of movement in the trees and bushes so we piled out of the Landcruiser to take a look.
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove and Magpie starling were among the dozen or more species that we found there.
Continuing along the dirt road we made a few more brief stops until, just after 4 p.m., we picked up the new tarmac road that runs north-south through the country and this took us to Yabello, our home for the next two nights, which we reached about an hour later.
Tom, David and I, having dropped off our bags, decided to go for a stroll around the outskirts of down. The grassy hillside behind our motel, which used to hold a good population of grass rats and birds has now been largely taken over by people (the country has a rapidly expanding population that is putting immense pressure on the wildlife) but we still managed to add Village Weaver to our list.
Day 12 – Yabello
Following a 6 a.m. breakfast we set of south from Yabello stopping near a small lake on the way to Dubuluk. On the way there we passed a group of Helmeted Guineafowl with a single Vulturine Guineafowl with them. Possibly it had somehow become separated from its own and had joined in with these.
Around the pond in the early morning there was a lot of activity and we came across Somali Bunting, Banded Parisoma, Bare-eyed Thrush, d’Arnaud’s Barbet, Straw-tailed Whydah, Spotted Palm Thrush, Rufous-chatterer, Grey-headed Batis, Red-naped Bushshrike Three-streaked Tchagra, Foxy Lark, Hunter’s Sunbird, Northern Crombec and several other species – a great start to the day.
We then continued south passing through Dubuluk, picking up a pair of African Spoonbill on the way.
We then stopped in an area of widely spaced acacia trees with scrub and areas of bare ground. A couple of Hoopoes were having quite a fight which went on for some minutes. Among the small birds feeding nearby were Shelley’s Rufous Sparrow, Black-capped and Grey-headed Social Weavers and Greater Whitethroat. We also came across a group of a dozen or more of the bird which we had come to find – Stresemann’s Bush Crow. Why this bird does not expand outside of its tiny global range remains a bit of an enigma given that there seems to be a huge amount of similar and suitable habitat in Ethiopia.
Returning to Yabello for lunch and a siesta we saw a group of about eight Grant’s Gazelle and a single Gerenuk as well as a few Unstriped Ground Squirrels.
After lunch David and I left Tom to catch up on his sleep and we wandered into town for a cup of tea. On the way back to our motel we called in to a shop as David wanted to buy some honey. They didn’t have any honey but David found some strawberry jam which he decided would fit the bill so we tried to buy it but as it did not have a price on it the girl on the till looked blankly at it. So we asked how much it was. She called to a young man who came to the shop, looked at the jar of jam and shrugged. We asked the price again. The girl took out her mobile ‘phone, looked at is as if thinking about making a call – maybe to the shop owner to enquire about the price – but put it away again and sat down, talking to the boy and ignoring us and the jar of jam that sat on the counter. We stood for a quarter of a minute but it became plain that, as far as the shop assistant was concerned, the conversation and attempted transaction were over, so we left. And therein lies a fundamental difference between the African and Indian mentality; in India they would have sold us the jam!
David and I reunited with Tom in the hotel garden at 3.50 in the afternoon in readiness for setting off at 4.00 when Tom pointed up to a large-ish bird moving about in the trees – it was a Grey-headed Bushshrike, another member of this striking group of birds.
This time we headed north out of Yabello to another small lake where we found Black-headed Heron, Grey-backed Fiscal, Red-billed Buffalo Weaver, Ringed Plover and severl other waders Blue-naped Mousebird, Rattling Cisticola, and White-faced Whistling Duck.
Returning to Yabello we had an early supper and turned in, in preparation for another early start tomorrow, our energy beginning to flag a little by this point in the trip.
Day 13 – Yabello to Awasa
Today we undertook the long and rather unexciting drive from Yabello to Awasa. A long dy in the vehicle with no real birding stops. Faced with the prospect of this long journey stuck in the back of the Toyota all day Belay suggested that we pick up a bag of Chat to make things easier. We chewed a lot of the leaves (which are one of Ethiopia’s main exports, largely to the Middle East) with no apparent immediate effect, but after an hour or so a feeling of well being and comfort settle over us all and the journey passed smoothly and comfortably with the usual bumps and potholes in the road not managing to disturb us as they had done so often before on this trip.
Before we reached Agere Mariam we had added Gabar Goshawk to the list as it flew along the road in front of the vehicle. Stopping by a large field with short grass we had very close views of ten Woolly-necked Storks feeding on frogs.
Thanks to the Chat the rest of the journey passed with less tedium than usual but with, as expected, no other birds worth mentioning.
Arriving at our hotel on the shore of Lake Awasa shortly before 6.00 p.m. David, Tom and I went for a walk along the lake and in the fading light added Malachite Kingfisher, Blue-headed Coucal and African Pygmy Goose to the trip list.
David and I had wandered a little further along the path and away from Tom who called us back but we were just too late to see the Hippopotamus that submerged itself and headed off into the dense reed cover.
Day 14 – Lake Awasa, Lake Ziway, Lake Koka and on to Addis Ababa
We made an early start and were at the lake shore again by 6.20. The dying down of activity last night had given way to a constant flurry of early morning movement – we counted Grosbeak Weaver, Eurasian Wryneck, Black Crake (wandering over lily leaves and across the lakeside path), Marsh Warbler, White-backed Duck, Grey-headed Gull, Spur-winged Goose and Woodland Kingfisher among the many, many birds on the lake and surrounding vegetation.
We headed back to the hotel for breakfast and then made the short drive to Awasa Fish Market which was thronging with fishermen, tourists, sellers of handicrafts and birds.
There were dozens of Marabou Storks feeding on the discarded fish heads and guts as well as Great White Egret, Hamerkop, Black-winged Stilt, African Jacana, as well as Wood and Marsh Sandpipers and Common Moorhen.
The journey north to Lake Ziway was fairly uneventful and we arrived in Ziway to find the marshy areas around the lake edges had all but dried out in the long drought. Bare cracked mud stood now where once water and lush plants had stood before. Sadly, the drought afflicting Ethiopia looks set to worsen over the next few years.
There were, however still plenty of birds around, though not in the numbers of previous years. We saw over 40 species, including Kentish and Three-banded Plovers, Little and Temminck’s Stints, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Glossy Ibis and Northern Carmine Bee-eater.
Leaving Ziway behind we headed off to Lake Koka, arriving just before two o’clock in the afternoon. African Fish Eagles wheeled in the air and Bronze Mannikins chattered in the long grasses but, again, the lake here was very dry.
Following lunch in Mojo we drove along the newly opened Super Highway that leads into Addis Ababa, pulling over to the hard shoulder to view a large area of water (shallow lake or water-logged field we could not be sure, but it looked like the latter) which held over 100 Marabou Storks and at least twice that number of Common Cranes.
We arrived at the Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa just before dusk and, whilst drinking tea on the patio, we watched several Tacazze Sunbirds feeding in the trees.
Following a superb dinner Belay drove us to the airport for our 2 a.m. flight home, arriving in London in the morning of Day 15.
Below are the lists of bird and mammal species that we saw on this trip.
The ‘Sightings’ column shows the number of occasions on which we saw each species, not the number of individuals.
Although I have not seen over 400 bird species on any individual trip (378 on this one) my Ethiopia bird list now stands at 531, and there are still areas of this wonderful country that I have yet to visit.
|1||Somali Ostrich||Struthio molybdophanes||2|
|2||White-faced Whistling-duck||Dendrocygna viduata||4|
|3||White-backed Duck||Thalassornis leuconotus||1|
|4||Blue-winged Goose||Cyanochen cyanoptera||3|
|5||Egyptian Goose||Alopochen aegyptiaca||16|
|6||Ruddy Shelduck||Tadorna ferruginea||2|
|7||Spur-winged Goose||Plectropterus gambensis||2|
|8||African Pygmy-goose||Nettapus auritus||4|
|9||Yellow-billed Duck||Anas undulata||2|
|10||Northern Shoveler||Anas clypeata||5|
|11||Red-billed Duck||Anas erythrorhyncha||3|
|12||Helmeted Guineafowl||Numida meleagris||7|
|13||Vulturine Guineafowl||Acryllium vulturinum||2|
|14||Common Quail||Coturnix coturnix||2|
|15||Chestnut-naped Francolin||Pternistis castaneicollis||2|
|16||Scaly Francolin||Pternistis squamatus||1|
|17||Yellow-necked Francolin||Pternistis leucoscepus||3|
|18||Crested Francolin||Francolinus sephaena||3|
|19||Moorland Francolin||Scleroptila psilolaema||1|
|20||Little Grebe||Tachybaptus ruficollis||5|
|21||Greater Flamingo||Phoenicopterus roseus||2|
|22||Lesser Flamingo||Phoeniconaias minor||3|
|23||African Openbill||Anastomus lamelligerus||1|
|24||Abdim's Stork||Ciconia abdimii||1|
|25||Woolly-necked Stork||Ciconia episcopus||1|
|26||Eurasian White Stork||Ciconia ciconia||3|
|27||Marabou Stork||Leptoptilos crumenifer||9|
|28||Yellow-billed Stork||Mycteria ibis||2|
|29||White-breasted (Great) Cormorant||Phalacrocorax carbo lucidus||3|
|30||Long-tailed Cormorant||Phalacrocorax africanus||6|
|31||African Darter||Anhinga rufa||1|
|32||Great White Pelican||Pelecanus onocrotalus||5|
|33||Pink-backed Pelican||Pelecanus rufescens||1|
|35||Grey Heron||Ardea cinerea||2|
|36||Black-headed Heron||Ardea melanocephala||4|
|37||Goliath Heron||Ardea goliath||1|
|38||Purple Heron||Ardea purpurea||2|
|39||Great Egret||Ardea alba||3|
|40||Intermediate Egret||Mesophoyx intermedia||2|
|41||Little Egret||Egretta garzetta||11|
|42||Western Reef-heron||Egretta gularis||1|
|43||Cattle Egret||Bubulcus ibis||16|
|44||Squacco Heron||Ardeola ralloides||3|
|45||Striated Heron||Butorides striata||2|
|46||Glossy Ibis||Plegadis falcinellus||2|
|47||Sacred Ibis||Threskiornis aethiopicus||13|
|48||Hadada Ibis||Bostrychia hagedash||5|
|49||Wattled Ibis||Bostrychia carunculata||12|
|50||African Spoonbill||Platalea alba||2|
|52||Black-winged Kite||Elanus caeruleus||3|
|53||African Harrier-hawk||Polyboroides typus||1|
|55||Egyptian Vulture||Neophron percnopterus||2|
|56||White-headed Vulture||Trigonoceps occipitalis||1|
|57||Lappet-faced Vulture||Torgos tracheliotos||2|
|58||Hooded Vulture||Necrosyrtes monachus||26|
|59||White-backed Vulture||Gyps africanus||4|
|60||Eurasian Griffon||Gyps fulvus||4|
|61||Black-breasted Snake-eagle||Circaetus pectoralis||3|
|62||Long-crested Eagle||Lophaetus occipitalis||2|
|63||Greater Spotted Eagle||Clanga clanga||1|
|64||Booted Eagle||Hieraaetus pennatus||1|
|65||Tawny Eagle||Aquila rapax||13|
|66||Steppe Eagle||Aquila nipalensis||4|
|67||Eastern Imperial Eagle||Aquila heliaca||1|
|68||Golden Eagle||Aquila chrysaetos||1|
|69||Verreaux's Eagle||Aquila verreauxii||1|
|70||African Hawk-eagle||Aquila spilogaster||1|
|71||Dark Chanting-goshawk||Melierax metabates||4|
|72||Eastern Chanting-goshawk||Melierax poliopterus||7|
|73||Gabar Goshawk||Micronisus gabar||1|
|74||Eurasian Marsh Harrier||Circus aeruginosus||5|
|75||Pallid Harrier||Circus macrourus||8|
|76||African Goshawk||Accipiter tachiro||1|
|78||Little Sparrowhawk||Accipiter minullus||1|
|79||Yellow-billed Kite||Milvus migrans aegyptius/parasitus||36|
|80||African Fish-eagle||Haliaeetus vocifer||10|
|81||Mountain Buzzard||Buteo oreophilus||1|
|82||Augur Buzzard||Buteo augur||9|
|83||Arabian Bustard||Ardeotis arabs||1|
|84||Kori Bustard||Ardeotis kori||3|
|85||White-bellied Bustard||Eupodotis senegalensis||5|
|86||Buff-crested Bustard||Eupodotis gindiana||1|
|87||Rouget's Rail||Rougetius rougetii||4|
|88||Black Crake||Amaurornis flavirostra||1|
|89||Eurasian Common Moorhen||Gallinula chloropus||2|
|90||Red-knobbed Coot||Fulica cristata||4|
|91||Black Crowned-crane||Balearica pavonina||1|
|92||Common Crane||Grus grus||4|
|93||Senegal Thick-knee||Burhinus senegalensis||1|
|94||Black-winged Stilt||Himantopus himantopus||4|
|95||Pied Avocet||Recurvirostra avosetta||3|
|96||Grey Plover||Pluvialis squatarola||1|
|97||Spur-winged Plover||Vanellus spinosus||13|
|98||Black-headed Lapwing||Vanellus tectus||1|
|99||Black-winged Lapwing||Vanellus melanopterus||3|
|100||Crowned Lapwing||Vanellus coronatus||7|
|101||Spot-breasted Lapwing||Vanellus melanocephalus||1|
|102||Kittlitz's Plover||Charadrius pecuarius||1|
|103||Snowy Plover||Charadrius alexandrinus||1|
|104||Common Ringed Plover||Charadrius hiaticula||1|
|105||Three-banded Plover||Charadrius tricollaris||1|
|106||African Jacana||Actophilornis africanus||5|
|107||Common Sandpiper||Actitis hypoleucos||8|
|108||Green Sandpiper||Tringa ochropus||6|
|109||Common Greenshank||Tringa nebularia||4|
|110||Marsh Sandpiper||Tringa stagnatilis||7|
|111||Wood Sandpiper||Tringa glareola||7|
|113||Temminck's Stint||Calidris temminckii||1|
|114||Little Stint||Calidris minuta||3|
|115||African Snipe||Gallinago nigripennis||3|
|116||Gray-headed Gull||Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus||3|
|117||Gull-billed Tern||Gelochelidon nilotica||1|
|118||White-winged Tern||Chlidonias leucopterus||1|
|119||Whiskered Tern||Chlidonias hybrida||6|
|120||Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse||Pterocles exustus||2|
|121||Speckled Pigeon||Columba guinea||27|
|122||White-collared Pigeon||Columba albitorques||4|
|123||Rameron Pigeon||Columba arquatrix||1|
|124||Lemon Dove||Columba larvata||2|
|125||Dusky Turtle-dove||Streptopelia lugens||7|
|126||African Collared-dove||Streptopelia roseogrisea||1|
|127||White-winged Collared-dove||Streptopelia reichenowi||1|
|128||African Mourning Dove||Streptopelia decipiens||7|
|129||Red-eyed Dove||Streptopelia semitorquata||27|
|130||Ring-necked Dove||Streptopelia capicola||7|
|131||Laughing Dove||Streptopelia senegalensis||14|
|132||Emerald-spotted Wood-dove||Turtur chalcospilos||5|
|133||Blue-spotted Wood-dove||Turtur afer||2|
|134||Tambourine Dove||Turtur tympanistria||1|
|135||Namaqua Dove||Oena capensis||4|
|136||Bruce's Green-pigeon||Treron waalia||2|
|137||White-cheeked Turaco||Tauraco leucotis||3|
|138||Prince Ruspoli's Turaco||Tauraco ruspolii||1|
|139||White-bellied Go-away-bird||Corythaixoides leucogaster||10|
|140||Eastern Plantain-eater||Crinifer zonurus||1|
|141||Klaas' Cuckoo||Chrysococcyx klaas||1|
|142||Dideric Cuckoo||Chrysococcyx caprius||1|
|143||Blue-headed Coucal||Centropus monachus||1|
|144||White-browed Coucal||Centropus superciliosus||1|
|145||Cape Eagle-owl||Bubo capensis||1|
|146||Grayish Eagle-owl||Bubo cinerascens||3|
|147||African Wood-owl||Strix woodfordii||1|
|148||African Long-eared Owl||Asio abyssinicus||1|
|149||Abyssinian Nightjar||Caprimulgus poliocephalus||1|
|150||Slender-tailed Nightjar||Caprimulgus clarus||2|
|151||Nyanza Swift||Apus niansae||3|
|152||African Palm-swift||Cypsiurus parvus||3|
|153||Speckled Mousebird||Colius striatus||11|
|154||Blue-naped Mousebird||Urocolius macrourus||2|
|155||Narina Trogon||Apaloderma narina||1|
|156||Eurasian Hoopoe||Upupa epops||9|
|157||Black-billed Woodhoopoe||Phoeniculus somaliensis||1|
|158||Black Scimitar-bill||Rhinopomastus aterrimus||1|
|159||Abyssinian Scimitar-bill||Rhinopomastus minor||5|
|160||Abyssinian Ground-hornbill||Bucorvus abyssinicus||5|
|161||Hemprich's Hornbill||Lophoceros hemprichii||1|
|162||African Gray Hornbill||Lophoceros nasutus||2|
|163||Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill||Tockus flavirostris||2|
|164||Von Der Decken's Hornbill||Tockus deckeni||4|
|165||Northern Red-billed Hornbill||Tockus erythrorhynchus||7|
|166||Silvery-cheeked Hornbill||Bycanistes brevis||10|
|167||Half-collared Kingfisher||Alcedo semitorquata||2|
|168||Malachite Kingfisher||Corythornis cristatus||3|
|169||African Pygmy-kingfisher||Ispidina picta||1|
|170||Gray-headed Kingfisher||Halcyon leucocephala||2|
|171||Woodland Kingfisher||Halcyon senegalensis||4|
|172||Striped Kingfisher||Halcyon chelicuti||2|
|173||Pied Kingfisher||Ceryle rudis||7|
|174||Little Bee-eater||Merops pusillus||5|
|175||Blue-breasted Bee-eater||Merops variegatus||1|
|176||Madagascar Bee-eater||Merops superciliosus||1|
|177||Northern Carmine Bee-eater||Merops nubicus||4|
|178||Abyssinian Roller||Coracias abyssinicus||5|
|179||Lilac-breasted Roller||Coracias caudatus||6|
|180||Rufous-crowned Roller||Coracias naevius||4|
|181||Red-and-yellow Barbet||Trachyphonus erythrocephalus||2|
|182||Yellow-breasted Barbet||Trachyphonus margaritatus||1|
|183||D'arnaud's Barbet||Trachyphonus darnaudii||2|
|184||Red-fronted Tinkerbird||Pogoniulus pusillus||1|
|185||Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird||Pogoniulus chrysoconus||1|
|186||Red-fronted Barbet||Tricholaema diademata||1|
|187||Black-throated Barbet||Tricholaema melanocephala||2|
|188||Banded Barbet||Lybius undatus||1|
|189||Black-billed Barbet||Lybius guifsobalito||3|
|190||Double-toothed Barbet||Lybius bidentatus||1|
|191||Green-backed Honeyguide||Prodotiscus zambesiae||1|
|192||Eurasian Wryneck||Jynx torquilla||1|
|193||Rufous-necked Wryneck||Jynx ruficollis||1|
|194||Nubian Woodpecker||Campethera nubica||3|
|195||Abyssinian Woodpecker||Dendropicos abyssinicus||1|
|196||Bearded Woodpecker||Dendropicos namaquus||3|
|197||African Gray-headed Woodpecker||Dendropicos spodocephalus||3|
|198||Pygmy Falcon||Polihierax semitorquatus||1|
|199||Eurasian Kestrel||Falco tinnunculus/rupicolus||8|
|200||Grey Kestrel||Falco ardosiaceus||1|
|201||Amur Falcon||Falco amurensis||1|
|202||Lanner Falcon||Falco biarmicus||6|
|203||Peregrine Falcon||Falco peregrinus||2|
|204||Black-winged Lovebird||Agapornis taranta||3|
|205||Red-bellied Parrot||Poicephalus rufiventris||6|
|206||Yellow-fronted Parrot||Poicephalus flavifrons||1|
|207||Brown-throated Wattle-eye||Platysteira cyanea||3|
|208||Gray-headed Batis||Batis orientalis||2|
|210||Northern Puffback||Dryoscopus gambensis||4|
|211||Black-crowned Tchagra||Tchagra senegalus||1|
|212||Three-streaked Tchagra||Tchagra jamesi||1|
|213||Red-naped Bushshrike||Laniarius ruficeps||1|
|214||Tropical Boubou||Laniarius aethiopicus||4|
|215||Slate-colored Boubou||Laniarius funebris||2|
|216||Rosy-patched Bushshrike||Rhodophoneus cruentus||1|
|217||Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike||Telophorus sulfureopectus||1|
|218||Gray-headed Bushshrike||Malaconotus blanchoti||1|
|219||Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike||Campephaga phoenicea||1|
|220||Isabelline Shrike||Lanius isabellinus||2|
|221||Southern Gray Shrike||Lanius meridionalis||1|
|222||Gray-backed Fiscal||Lanius excubitorius||2|
|223||Somali Fiscal||Lanius somalicus||2|
|224||Northern Fiscal||Lanius humeralis||11|
|225||White-rumped Shrike||Eurocephalus rueppelli||4|
|226||African Golden Oriole||Oriolus auratus||1|
|227||African Black-headed Oriole||Oriolus larvatus||4|
|228||Fork-tailed Drongo||Dicrurus adsimilis||9|
|229||African Paradise-flycatcher||Terpsiphone viridis||6|
|230||Stresemann's Bush-crow||Zavattariornis stresemanni||2|
|231||Red-billed Chough||Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax||1|
|232||Cape Crow||Corvus capensis||8|
|233||Pied Crow||Corvus albus||16|
|234||Somali Crow||Corvus edithae||3|
|235||Fan-tailed Raven||Corvus rhipidurus||14|
|236||Thick-billed Raven||Corvus crassirostris||9|
|237||Sidamo Lark||Heteromirafra sidamoensis||1|
|238||Foxy Lark||Calendulauda alopex||2|
|239||Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark||Eremopterix leucotis||1|
|240||Somali Short-toed Lark||Calandrella somalica||1|
|241||Thekla Lark||Galerida theklae||3|
|242||Plain Martin||Riparia paludicola||3|
|243||Sand Martin||Riparia riparia||3|
|244||Banded Martin||Riparia cincta||4|
|245||Rock Martin||Ptyonoprogne fuligula||5|
|246||Barn Swallow||Hirundo rustica||17|
|247||Ethiopian Swallow||Hirundo aethiopica||5|
|248||White-tailed Swallow||Hirundo megaensis||1|
|249||Red-rumped Swallow||Cecropis daurica||2|
|250||Lesser Striped-swallow||Cecropis abyssinica||3|
|251||Black Sawwing||Psalidoprocne pristoptera||6|
|252||Somali Tit||Melaniparus thruppi||2|
|253||White-backed Black-tit||Melaniparus leuconotus||1|
|254||African Spotted Creeper||Salpornis salvadori||2|
|255||Common Bulbul||Pycnonotus barbatus||3|
|256||Northern Crombec||Sylvietta brachyura||1|
|257||Red-faced Crombec||Sylvietta whytii||2|
|258||Willow Warbler||Phylloscopus trochilus||6|
|259||Common Chiffchaff||Phylloscopus collybita||3|
|260||Sedge Warbler||Acrocephalus schoenobaenus||1|
|261||Marsh Warbler||Acrocephalus palustris||1|
|262||Cinnamon Bracken-warbler||Bradypterus cinnamomeus||1|
|263||Yellow-breasted Apalis||Apalis flavida||2|
|264||Grey-backed Camaroptera||Camaroptera brachyura||5|
|265||Red-fronted Warbler||Urorhipis rufifrons||1|
|266||Gray Wren-warbler||Calamonastes simplex||3|
|267||Singing Cisticola||Cisticola cantans||1|
|268||Boran Cisticola||Cisticola bodessa||2|
|269||Rattling Cisticola||Cisticola chiniana||2|
|270||Pectoral-patch Cisticola||Cisticola brunnescens||2|
|271||Tawny-flanked Prinia||Prinia subflava||3|
|272||Pale Prinia||Prinia somalica||1|
|273||Yellow-bellied Eremomela||Eremomela icteropygialis||2|
|274||Abyssinian Catbird||Parophasma galinieri||1|
|275||African Hill-babbler||Sylvia abyssinica||1|
|277||Banded Warbler||Sylvia boehmi||1|
|278||Brown Warbler (Parisoma)||Sylvia lugens||2|
|279||Greater Whitethroat||Sylvia communis||1|
|280||Broad-ringed White-eye||Zosterops poliogastrus||4|
|281||White-breasted White-eye||Zosterops abyssinicus||1|
|282||Rufous Chatterer||Turdoides rubiginosa||1|
|283||White-rumped Babbler||Turdoides leucopygia||3|
|284||African Gray Flycatcher||Bradornis microrhynchus||6|
|285||Abyssinian Slaty-flycatcher||Melaenornis chocolatinus||4|
|286||Northern Black-flycatcher||Melaenornis edolioides||1|
|287||African Dusky Flycatcher||Muscicapa adusta||1|
|288||Rueppell's Robin-chat||Cossypha semirufa||5|
|289||White-browed Robin-chat||Cossypha heuglini||1|
|290||Spotted Morning-thrush||Cichladusa guttata||1|
|291||Common Nightingale||Luscinia megarhynchos||2|
|292||Common Redstart||Phoenicurus phoenicurus||5|
|293||Little Rock-thrush||Monticola rufocinereus||2|
|294||Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush||Monticola saxatilis||1|
|295||Blue Rock-thrush||Monticola solitarius||2|
|296||Rueppell's Chat||Myrmecocichla melaena||1|
|297||Mocking Cliff-chat||Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris||3|
|298||White-winged Cliff-chat||Thamnolaea semirufa||1|
|299||Moorland Chat||Cercomela sordida||9|
|300||Abyssian Black Wheatear||Oenanthe lugubris||2|
|301||Pied Wheatear||Oenanthe pleschanka||10|
|302||Isabelline Wheatear||Oenanthe isabellina||18|
|303||Red-breasted Wheatear||Oenanthe bottae||3|
|304||Abyssinian Ground Thrush||Geokichla piaggiae||1|
|305||Groundscraper Thrush||Psophocichla litsitsirupa||6|
|306||Abyssinian Thrush||Turdus abyssinicus||10|
|307||African Thrush||Turdus pelios||4|
|308||African Bare-eyed Thrush||Turdus tephronotus||1|
|309||Rosy Starling||Pastor roseus||1|
|310||Red-winged Starling||Onychognathus morio||9|
|311||Bristle-crowned Starling||Onychognathus salvadorii||1|
|312||Magpie Starling||Speculipastor bicolor||1|
|313||Shelley's Starling||Lamprotornis shelleyi||3|
|314||Rueppell's Glossy-starling||Lamprotornis purpuroptera||5|
|315||Golden-breasted Starling||Lamprotornis regius||3|
|316||Superb Starling||Lamprotornis superbus||23|
|317||White-crowned Starling||Lamprotornis albicapillus||8|
|318||Greater Blue-eared Glossy-starling||Lamprotornis chalybaeus||18|
|319||Red-billed Oxpecker||Buphagus erythrorhynchus||1|
|320||Scarlet-chested Sunbird||Chalcomitra senegalensis||3|
|321||Hunter's Sunbird||Chalcomitra hunteri||1|
|322||Tacazze Sunbird||Nectarinia tacazze||9|
|323||Beautiful Sunbird||Cinnyris pulchellus||4|
|324||Mariqua Sunbird||Cinnyris mariquensis||2|
|325||Variable Sunbird||Cinnyris venustus||10|
|326||Western Yellow Wagtail||Motacilla flava||10|
|327||Gray Wagtail||Motacilla cinerea||2|
|328||Mountain Wagtail||Motacilla clara||3|
|329||White Wagtail||Motacilla alba||2|
|330||African Pied Wagtail||Motacilla aguimp||1|
|331||Plain-backed Pipit||Anthus leucophrys||2|
|332||Tree Pipit||Anthus trivialis||1|
|333||Red-throated Pipit||Anthus cervinus||3|
|334||Abyssinian Longclaw||Macronyx flavicollis||1|
|335||Golden-breasted Bunting||Emberiza flaviventris||1|
|336||Somali Bunting||Emberiza poliopleura||1|
|337||Yellow-crowned Canary||Serinus flavivertex||1|
|338||Abyssinian Siskin||Serinus nigriceps||4|
|339||African Citril||Serinus citrinelloides||10|
|340||Reichenow's Seedeater||Serinus reichenowi||2|
|341||Streaky Seedeater||Serinus striolatus||9|
|342||Brown-rumped Seedeater||Serinus tristriatus||6|
|343||Shelley's Rufous-sparrow||Passer shelleyi||1|
|344||Swainson's Sparrow||Passer swainsonii||16|
|345||Yellow-spotted Petronia||Petronia pyrgita||4|
|346||Red-billed Buffalo-weaver||Bubalornis niger||4|
|347||White-headed Buffalo-weaver||Dinemellia dinemelli||14|
|348||White-browed Sparrow-weaver||Plocepasser mahali||12|
|349||Gray-headed Social-weaver||Pseudonigrita arnaudi||2|
|350||Black-capped Social-weaver||Pseudonigrita cabanisi||3|
|351||Red-headed Weaver||Anaplectes rubriceps||1|
|352||Baglafecht Weaver||Ploceus baglafecht||9|
|353||Little Weaver||Ploceus luteolus||1|
|354||Spectacled Weaver||Ploceus ocularis||1|
|355||Vitelline Masked Weaver||Ploceus vitellinus||1|
|356||Rueppell's Weaver||Ploceus galbula||1|
|357||Village Weaver||Ploceus cucullatus||3|
|358||Chestnut Weaver||Ploceus rubiginosus||2|
|359||Red-billed Quelea||Quelea quelea||4|
|360||Yellow Bishop||Euplectes capensis||3|
|361||White-winged Widowbird||Euplectes albonotatus||1|
|362||Red-collared Widowbird||Euplectes ardens||2|
|363||Grosbeak Weaver||Amblyospiza albifrons||1|
|364||Yellow-bellied Waxbill||Coccopygia quartinia||4|
|365||Green-backed Twinspot||Mandingoa nitidula||1|
|366||Crimson-rumped Waxbill||Estrilda rhodopyga||1|
|367||Common Waxbill||Estrilda astrild||6|
|368||Red-cheeked Cordonbleu||Uraeginthus bengalus||5|
|369||Purple Grenadier||Granatina ianthinogaster||2|
|370||Green-winged Pytilia||Pytilia melba||2|
|371||Red-billed Firefinch||Lagonosticta senegala||6|
|372||African Firefinch||Lagonosticta rubricata||1|
|374||Bronze Mannikin||Spermestes cucullata||4|
|375||Black-and-white Mannikin||Spermestes bicolor||1|
|376||Pin-tailed Whydah||Vidua macroura||4|
|377||Straw-tailed Whydah||Vidua fischeri||1|
|378||Village Indigobird||Vidua chalybeata||2|
On this trip we saw 27 mammal species, though for my four visits to Ethiopia my mammal list stands at 41.
|1||Cape Hyrax||Procavia capensis||1|
|2||Vervet Monkey||Chlorocebus pygerythrus||5|
|3||Olive Baboon||Papio anubis||14|
|4||Hamadryas Baboon||Papio hamadryas||1|
|5||Gelada Baboon||Theropithecus gelada||1|
|6||White-mantled Black Colobus||Colobus guereza||6|
|7||Geoffroy's Ground Squirrel||Xerus erythropus||1|
|8||Unstriped Ground Squirrel||Xerus rutilus||4|
|9||Giant Ethiopian Root rat||Tachyoryctes macrocephalus||1|
|10||Ethiopian Narrow-headed Rat||Stenocephalemys albocaudata||1|
|11||Stenocephalemys griselcauda||Stenocephalemys griseicauda||1|
|12||Common Genet||Genetta genetta||1|
|13||Spotted Hyena||Crocuta crocuta||1|
|14||Golden Jackal||Canis aureus||1|
|15||Black-backed Jackal||Canis mesomelas||1|
|16||Ethiopian Wolf||Canis simensis||2|
|17||Common Warthog||Phacochoerus africanus||4|
|19||Salt's Dikdik||Madoqua saltiana||6|
|20||Grant's Gazelle||Nanger granti||2|
|21||Soemmerring's Gazelle||Nanger soemmerringii||2|
|23||Mountain Nyala||Tragelaphus buxtoni||2|
|24||Lesser Kudu||Tragelaphus imberbis||2|
|26||Common Duiker||Sylvicapra grimmia||1|
|27||Beisa Oryx||Oryx beisa||3|