Tarangire National Park Part 2 – Afternoon Safari

This time I was on a mission – to find and photograph Meyer’s Parrots!  Since we now had a good lead on on where to find them we went off in that direction.  But getting there is always half the fun when you can also see a Red & Yellow Barbet along the way!  He tried to hide but our guide spotted him.

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Rednecked Spurfowl


White-browed Scrub Robin

IMG_6684We drove past a sausage tree grove and I saw some movement in the bushes across the stream.  I took aim and this is what I got.  See if you can find the hidden birds!

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Magpie shrike


Dark-backed Forest Weaver

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Nubian Woodpecker

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Very cool how these elephants were standing on their hind legs to reach the tree!

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Superb Starling glowing in the sun.


The end of the day and a beautiful sunset over Tarangire National Park.