Malawi, September-October 2008

Page 7: Hornbills to Woodpeckers

All dates between 22nd and 30th relate to September, all dates from 1st to 10th relate to October.

 

Southern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus (erythrorhynchus/rufirostris) degens [18]

At Liwonde 8 on 23rd & 18 on 25th. The Red-billed Hornbill complex has recently been split into 5 species - the Malawi race degens is part of Southern rufirostris.

Southern Red-billed Hornbill, Liwonde, 25-Sep-08 Southern Red-billed Hornbill, Liwonde, 23-Sep-08

Southern Red-billed Hornbills, Liwonde, 23rd-25th September

 

Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus [5]

5 Liwonde 25th.

Crowned Hornbill, Liwonde, 25-Sep-08  

Crowned Hornbill, Liwonde, 25th September

 

African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus [4+]

Up to 4 Liwonde 23rd-25th.

African Grey Hornbill, Liwonde, 25-Sep-08  

African Grey Hornbill, Liwonde, 25th September

 

Pale-billed Hornbill Tockus pallidirostris [1]

1 Dzalanyama 1st.

Pale-billed Hornbill, Dzalanyama, 1-Oct-08  

Pale-billed Hornbill, Dzalanyama, 1st October

 

Trumpeter Hornbill Ceratogymna bucinator [18]

Up to 12 Liwonde 23rd-25th, 3 Mulanje 28th and 3 Thyolo Mountain 30th.

Trumpeter Hornbill, Liwonde, 25-Sep-08 Trumpeter Hornbill, Liwonde, 25-Sep-08
Trumpeter Hornbill, Liwonde, 24-Sep-08 Trumpeter Hornbill, Liwonde, 23-Sep-08

Trumpeter Hornbills, Liwonde, 23rd-25th September

 

Trumpeter Hornbill, Thyolo, 30-Sep-08  

Trumpeter Hornbill, Thyolo Mountain, 30th September

 

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Ceratogymna brevis [2]

1 Lujeri Guest House (Mulanje) 28th with 2 seen plus 2 heard there 29th.

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Mulanje, 29-Sep-08 Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Mulanje, 29-Sep-08

Silvery-cheeked Hornbills, Lujeri Guest House (Mulanje), 29th September

 

Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri [1]

At Liwonde 1 23rd and 1 heard 25th.

Southern Ground Hornbill, Liwonde, 23-Sep-08  

Southern Ground Hornbill, Liwonde, 23rd September

 

Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii [1]

Single(s) at Liwonde 23rd and 25th.

Crested Barbet, Liwonde, 23-Sep-08  

Crested Barbet, Liwonde, 23rd September

 

White-eared Barbet Stactolaema leucotis [1]

2+ Ku Chawe (Zomba Plateau) 27th.

White-eared Barbet, Ku Chawe, 27-Sep-08  

White-eared Barbet, Ku Chawe (Zomba Plateau), 27th September

 

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird (Golden-rumped Tinkerbird) Pogoniulus bilineatus [3]

2 Ruo Gorge (Mulanje) 29th.

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Mulanje, 29-Sep-08 Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Mulanje, 29-Sep-08

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Ruo Gorge (Mulanje), 29th September

 

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus [2]

1 Dzalanyama 1st and 1 Vwaza Marsh 4th.

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Vwaza Marsh, 4-Oct-08  

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Vwaza Marsh, 4th October

 

Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus [-]

1 heard Dzalanyama 1st (and possibly others heard elsewhere but I wasn't confident identifying them on call myself - this was identified by Ben Mwapeyah).

 

Green-backed Honeybird (Green-backed Honeyguide, Slender-billed Honeyguide) Prodotiscus zambesiae [1]

1 Satemwa Guest House (Thyolo) 29th. A rather scarce species (and one for which there don't seem to be many/any photos published on the internet) but the fine bill appears to rule out the otherwise similar and more expected Lesser Honeyguide.

Green-backed Honeybird, Thyolo, 29-Sep-08  

Green-backed Honeybird, Satemwa Guest House (Thyolo), 29th September

 

Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor [-]

1 probable Dzalanyama 1st.

 

Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus [1]

1 Ruo Gorge (Mulanje) 28th.

Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Mulanje, 28-Sep-08 Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Mulanje, 28-Sep-08

Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Ruo Gorge (Mulanje), 28th September

 

Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator [1]

1 between Makuzi and Salima 8th.

 

Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni [2]

2 Ruo Gorge (Mulanje) 28th.

Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Mulanje, 28-Sep-08  

Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Ruo Gorge (Mulanje), 28th September

 

Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens [6]

At Liwonde 3 23rd and 1 24th; 1 Zomba Forest Lodge 27th and 1 Vwaza Marsh 4th.

Cardinal Woodpecker, Liwonde, 24-Sep-08 Cardinal Woodpecker, Liwonde, 24-Sep-08
Cardinal Woodpecker, Liwonde, 24-Sep-08 Cardinal Woodpecker, Liwonde, 24-Sep-08

Cardinal Woodpecker, Liwonde, 24th September 2008

 

Cardinal Woodpecker, Vwaza Marsh, 4-Oct-08 Cardinal Woodpecker, Vwaza Marsh, 4-Oct-08

Cardinal Woodpecker, Vwaza Marsh, 4th October

 

Cardinal Woodpecker, Zomba Forest Lodge, 27-Sep-08  

Cardinal Woodpecker, Zomba Forest Lodge, 27th September 2008

 

Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi [2]

2+ Dzalanyama 1st. This species only occurs in Malawi and its immediate vicinity and Dzalanyama is probably one of the best places to find it.

Stierling's Woodpecker, Dzalanyama, 1-Oct-08 Stierling's Woodpecker, Dzalanyama, 1-Oct-08
Stierling's Woodpecker, Dzalanyama, 1-Oct-08  

Stierling's Woodpeckers, Dzalanyama, 1st October

 

Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus [1]

1 Liwonde 25th.

Bearded Woodpecker, Liwonde, 25-Sep-08  

Bearded Woodpecker, Liwonde, 25th September

 

 

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