Most Amazing African Bird Species


The Dark Continent is a treasure trove for flora and fauna. Especially bird species are unique to this region. There are certain species to look out for a while on the move. The Turaco species are colorful and are exclusive to Africa. You can locate these in Sub-Sahara regions. The Blue Turaco is especially found in Uganda. The white and white crested Turaco and Green Turacos are popular too. Shoebill is common to the Papyrus Swamps in Uganda. Zambia also has some amazing Shoebills. If you want to spot the African Pitta or the Green Breasted Pitta, it is time to check Zambia, Mozambique or Zimbabwe. The Picathartes is charismatic and is restricted to Western African regions of Ghana, Gabon, and Cameroon. Of late, the bird is spotted in Sangha Lodge.


Egyptian Plover and Quail Plovers are the favorite of bird lovers and are found in Cameroon and Western Parts of Africa. Helmet Vanga is endemic to Madagascar. It is a dazzling variety. Long-tailed Ground-roller is endemic to Madagascar. Four eye-catching colorful ground rollers can catch the attention of any bird lover. Take a trip to the amazing land of South Africa to check out Rockjumper, Blue Crane, and Sugarbird. These bird species are a treat to watch.

If you are in search of Pel’s fishing owl, visit Botswana. Just cross the Namibian border to spot some spectacular Fishing Owls. Congo Peacock is another mythical bird that is very hard to spot. The Yellow-crested Helmet-shrike is also a rare bird species that is hard to find these days. These can be termed as impossible birds that are spotted in the rarest of rare bird expeditions. Bird lovers find the African continent a fantasy land. Not just endemic bird species but migratory birds also are found in large numbers in the African countries.