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The purpose of this website is to share photographs of Tanzanian birds and butterflies. Multiple images of the same species are included in order to show the birds in ways not possible in the standard field guides. The comments on the species pages are personal or brief points of interest. More complete information can be found in the field guides.

All unattributed photos were taken by David Peterson, Trude Peterson, Ingrid Eggert or Ron Eggert.

We encourage everyone to submit photos of Tanzanian birds and butterflies. Photographers are acknowledged adjacent to their photos and on this page. For more information about photo submission, click here.

Photographers whose photos appear on this website (pass your cursor over the names to see related links):

Matt Aeberhard
Dr. Emily Abernathy
Ebenezer Allen
Jason Anderson
Asilia Africa
Michael Atzeni
Royi Avital
Keith Bailey
Christine Baissac
Dr. James Bangsund
Sam Baraso
Robert Barnes
Michael Bassler
Brent Beach
Colin Beale
Mike Beckner
Phil Bennett
Jitendra Bhatia
Alan Binks
Bo Louis Boner
Hanneke Bouwmeester
Melissa Brand
Jackie Brice-Bennett
Andrew Browning
Steve Brynes
Theron Bunnell
Nik Burrow
Linda Bushman
David Bygott
Tom Cadogan
Mary Caisley
Rick Carlson
Robert Carr
Thibaut Chansac
Pietro Ciotti
Marcell Claassen
Jenny & Steve Clark
Callan Cohen
Alex D'Ambrosio
Tim Davenport
Daryl Dell
Joost Dijkers
Steve Dolberg
Dr. Steve Dunlop
Bernhard Dupont
Melissa Eager
Dr. Christoph Eggert
Owen 'Squack' Evans
Tony Evans
Morris Finkelstein
Stacy Fong
Barry Gardiner
Aadje Geertsema
Bernd Gerlach
Cyrille Giardin
Martin Goodey
Dr. Ken Goodman
Marie-France Grenouillet
Martin Grimm
Luc Grollie
Mike Graham
Ronnie Haar
Olivier Hamerlynck
Sander Hammer
Dr. Louis A. Hansen
Anabel Harries
Geoff Harries
Stratton Hatfield
Jiri Haureljuk
Pam Henline
Dr. George & Karen Hilton
Dr. Maren Hilton
Florence & Per Holmen
Karoline Hornik
Ulrike Hornik
Derek Hurt
Gerry Jackson
Judith Jarvis
Dr. Bjarne Jensen
Jasson John
Mark Johnson
Johan Jordaan
Paul Joynson-Hicks
Walter Jubber
Greg Kanies
Bob Kasworm
Adam Kennedy
Ethan Kinsey
Dorothy Kirkpatrick
Gina Kirkpatrick
Henrik Kisbye
Dan Klasson
Eli Knapp
Mike Kramer
Steve Kraus
Ole Krogh
Marina Kugler
Derek Kverno
James Legg
David Lloyd-Jones
Dan Logen
Graham Long
Nathan Losaru

David Lubbe
Pietro Luraschi
Sean & Kim Lues
Peter MacKenzie
Jocelyn Mannerings
Riaan Marais
Michael Lund Markussen
David Marsh
Ian Marshall
Cysty Massay
Mladen Mates
Mary McKay
Doug McLennan
Claude Melde
Emmanuel Mgimwa
Emily Carter Mitchell
Sadi Mohammed
Joseph Morlan
Christopher Moses
David C. Moyer
Colleen Mullen
Stein Ø. Nilsen
Tom Nicholls
Donna Novotny
Marek Novotny
Anthony Nyambacha
Hanna Nyman
Michael Oates
Darcy Ogada
Dominic Oldridge
Abby Olemisiko
Paul Oliver
Silas Olofson
Anne Outwater
Miles Paul
Russell Peacey
Andy Perkin
Tommy Pedersen
Miguel A. Perez-De-Gregorio
Mike Peterson
Simon Peterson
Julien Polet
Michael Poulsen
Anne-Christine Procope
Cameron Raffan
Dave Richards
Andy Roberts
Daniel Rosengren
Elsie Rotenberg
Skyler Russell
Dr. Kurt Rusterholz
Nathan Salomon
Markku Salonen
Gian Schachenmann
Ernst Schauerte
Stef Schliekelmann
Chris & Nani Schmeling
Kian & Dylan Schmeling
Valéry Schollaert
Stephan Schramm
Brenden Simonson
Arlene Simonson
Naomi Simonson
Sophie Simonson
Jez Simms
Frank Snykers
Sue Stolberger
Phil Stouffer
Gretchen Stratton
Alex Supady
Mike Taylor
Tembo Kijani EcoLodge staff
Mark Thornton
Alessandra Toniutti
Daniel Townsend
Lara Tranter
Jan van den Hombergh
Pauline van der Staaij
Karine Van der Vurst
Paul van Maaren
Martti Vattulainen
Bob Verhoog
Munir Virani
Deirdre Vrancken
Stephen Wainer
Lyn Waltenberg
Rob Waltenberg
Stuart Webb
Shaun Wells
Frank Willems
Larry William
Karen Wilson
Steve Windels
Siegfried Woldhek
Gerrit Wyma
James Wolstencroft
Annette Wood
Nancy Wright
Adolf Wurm
Dr. Peter Wyckoff
Ken Zaremba
Dr. Angela Ziebarth
Fain & Roger Zimmerman

 


The Macaulay Library and xeno-canto Africa are online archives of bird sounds. To listen to these recordings, click on the bird icon on the lower right section of our webpages.

The Tanzania Bird Atlas maps are records of sightings tabulated on Tanzania maps. The maps are used with permission of Neil Baker. To view these maps, click on the Tanzania map button on the lower right section of our species pages or the Map Page.

The Copenhagen Database at the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen provided maps of breeding ranges for sub-saharan species. These maps are used with permission of the authors: Louis A. Hansen, Neil D. Burgess, Jon Fjeldså and Carsten Rahbek. The maps can be accessed from the Maps link in the navigation bar.

Field guides we use:
Zimmerman et al., Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, ISBN 0-691-01022

Stevenson & Fanshawe, Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa, T&A D Poyser, Ltd., London, ISBN 0-85661-079-8

Sinclair & Ryan, Birds of Africa South of the Sahara, Struik Publ., Cape Town, ISBN 1-86872-857-9

Oberprieler, Ulrich: The Raptor Guide of Southern Africa (Expanded Edition), Ulrich Ecoventures, Pretoria SA, 2nd Ed., 2012, ISBN 978-0-9921701-0-3

Martins, Dino J. & Steve Collins: Butterflies of East Africa (Pocket Guide Series), Penguin Random House South Africa, ISBN: 978-1-77584-242-2



References:
Hockey et al., Robert's Birds of Southern Africa, Published by the Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, ISBN 0-620-34053-3

Hansen, L.A., Fjeldså, J., Burgess, N.D. and Rahbek, C. 2007. One degree resolution databases of the distribution of birds in Sub-Saharan Africa. On-line data source; Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Carnaby, Trevor, Beat About The Bush Birds, Jacana Media, Johannesburg, SA, 2010, ISBN 978-1-77009-241-9

Larsen, Torben: The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-850005-X (pbk)


Online Resources for Butterfly Identification:
An introduction to butterfly identification
iNaturalist
African Butterfly Database
Bold Systems

Tanzania Master Bird List
Webpage
Download as MS Excel file

Links:
African Bird Club
African Bird Image Database
BirdLife International Africa
Marie-France Grenouillet's Tanzania Birds
Avibase
Birding Tanzania on Facebook
Birdwatch Zambia
Cuckoos
Fatbirder-World Bird Index
Global Raptor Information Network
Ground-hornbills
Gulls
Indigobirds
Invasive Species
Kenya Bird Map website
Owls
Raptors
Ruaha Notes-Sue Stolberger
Saadani Birds on Pinterest
Satellite Bird Tracking Websites compiled
Satellite Tracking EU
SCOPUS--Recent issues
Isabelline shrike complex
SORA-Research Archive
Tanzania Bird Atlas
Tanzania Endemics
Taxonomy-IOC
Vultures & Massai
Vulture News Journal
Weavers
xeno-canto - African Bird Calls



Friends' Websites and Blogs:
Asilia Africa
Colin Beale Blog
Crellin Sound
Dorobo Fund
Images4Africa
Paul Oliver Safaris
Ethan Kinsey
Phil Stouffer
Mark Thornton
James Wolstencroft

Great Videos
African Fig Trees
Amur Falcon
Common cuckoo (in Russian)
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Owls

 

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All unattributed bird images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 David Peterson or Ron Eggert

All unattributed butterfly images on this website are:
copyright © 2013-17 Trude Peterson

All other images are the property of the indicated photographers

Contact: tanzaniabirds@gmail.com