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I must admit that I hoped to photograph more species of bee-eaters and with better pictures. For where, if not in Africa, so colorful varieties of bee-eaters would be photographed. But not in South Africa. I managed to take some pictures of two species of bee-eaters, from the distance that the rest of my colleagues made no attempt of shooting. They have been many times to Africa and they have beautiful portraits of these wonderful, colorful birds as a result of such encounters with bee-eaters. Well, it happens, I have created galleries of the little bee-eater and the blue-cheeked bee-eater with modest, for the time being, content. This text is common to both species.
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Republic of South Africa - introductory text - Livingstone's turaco
Birds-new galleries:
1.Livingstone's turaco(T,V),2.Red-billed oxpecker(T,V).3.Long-tailed widowbird (T,V),4.Cape Glossy-Starling.5.Grosbeak Weaver (T,V).6.Trumpeter Hornbill (T,V),7.Fork-tailed Drongo.8.Rufous-chested Swallow (T).9.Reed Cormorant.10. Burchell's Coucal (T,V).11.Water Thick-knee (T).12.Spotted Thick-knee (T).13.African Swamphen.14. Great White Pelican.15.African Pied Wagtail (T,V).16.Crested Guineafowl (V).17.Three-banded Plover (T).18.White-fronted Plover (T).19.Pin-tailed Whydah.20.Southern Red Bishop (T,V).21.Tawny-flanked Prinia.22.Forest Weaver (T).23.Cape Weaver (T).24.Bald ibis (T). 25.African Fish Eagle,26.Dark-capped Bulbul,27.Sombre Greenbul,28.African Pied Starling,29.Black-bellied Glossy-Starling,30.Woolly-necked Stork (T).31.Blacksmith Lapwing,32.Black-headed Heron,33.Goliath Heron (T),34.Red-winged Starling,35.Yellow-billed Stork (T).36.Blue Bustard (T).37.White-faced Whistling Duck,38.Perrin's Bushshrike (V),39.Natal Francolin (T),40.Speckled Pigeon,41.Lesser Striped-Swallow, 42.Greater Striped-Swallow(V),43.Yellow-billed Duck,44.Yellow-billed Kite,45.South African Shelduck (V),46.African Stonechat,47.Cape Canary,48.Black Cuckooshrike,49.Grey Crowned-Crane (T),50.Blue Crane (T),51.Crowned Hornbill (T),52.Wahlberg's Eagle,53. Palm-nut Vulture,54.Pied Kingfisher,55.Hamerkop,56.Orange River white-eye,57.Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove,58.Southern Black-Flycatcher,59.Malachite Sunbird,60.Black-backed Puffback,61.African Golden-Weaver,62.African Jacana (V),63.African harrier-hawk.64.African Firefinch,65.Crested Barbet,66.Wailing Cisticola,67.Brown-crowned Tchagra,68.Black-winged Lapwing,69.Wattled Lapwing,70.Black Heron,71.Red-faced Mousebird,72.Speckled Mousebird,73. African Hoopoe,74.Bokmakierie Bushshrike,75.Crested Francolin (T),76.Brown Snake-Eagle,77.Spur-winged Goose,78.Gray Go-away-bird, 79.Sacred Ibis(T,V),80.Wire-tailed Swallow,81.Rufous-necked Wryneck,82.Brown-hooded Kingfisher,83.Woodland Kingfisher,84.Striped Kingfisher,85.Red-knobbed Coot,86.Blue-cheeked Bee-eater(T),87.Little Bee-eater (T),88.African Darter,89.Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (T,V),90.Kittlitz's plover (T),91.Caspian Tern,92.White-backed Vulture,93.Red-billed Teal, 94.Purple-crested Turaco (V),95.Red-billed Quelea,96.African Yellow White-eye,97.Black-collared Barbet,98.Mocking Cliff-Chat,99.Southern Anteater-Chat,100.African Paradise-Flycatcher,101.Ring-necked Dove,102.Golden-breasted Bunting,103.Yellow-crowned Bishop,104.Yellow-throated Petronia, 105.Yellow-bellied Greenbul,106.Rattling Cisticola (V).107.White-throated Swallow.108.Red-eyed Dove.109.White-eared Barbet. 110. Plain Martin,111.Banded Martin,112.Red-backed Scrub-Robin (V),113.Southern Fiscal,114.Gray-winged Francolin (T),115.Acacia Pied Barbet,116.Glossy Ibis (T),117.Buff-streaked Bushchat,118.African Openbill (T),119.Chinspot Batis,120. Bateleur (T),121.Dideric Cuckoo,122.Yellow-fronted Canary,123.Malachite Kingfisher,124.Scarlet-chested Sunbird,125.Orange-throated Longclaw,126.Yellow-throated Longclaw,127.African Green-Pigeon,128.Cape Bunting,129.Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird,130.Variable Indigobird,131.Fan-tailed Widowbird,132.Orange Weaver,133.Long-crested Eagle,134.Cape Crow (V),135.Southern Gray-headed Sparrow,136.Cape Sparrow,137. Helmed Guineafowl.138.Green-backed Camaroptera.139.Violet-backed Starling.140 Black-bellied Glossy-Starling.
MAMMALS NEW GALLERIES: 1.Northern giraffe.2.Mountain zebra.3.Nyala.4.White rhinoceros.5.Chacma baboon.6.African Buffalo.7.Wildebeests.8.Common warthog.9.Waterbuck.10. Bushbuck.11.Vervet monkey.12.Egyptian mongoose.13.Impala.
REPTILIES - NEV GALLERIES: 1.Nile crocodile.2.Leopard tortoise.3.Serrated Hinged Terrapin.4.Flap-necked chameleon.
INSECT : 1. Elegant Grasshopper. 2.Plum dung beetle, and changes in the gallery of butterflies, odonata and other insects.
CHANGES IN BIRDS GALLERIES : 1.European roller (T).2 Black-winged kite.3.Amur falcon (T).4.Egyptian goose(T).5.Red-backed shrike (T).6.Hadeda ibis (T).7.Llittle egret.8.Cattle egret.9.Barn swallow.10.Squacco heron.11.Zitting cisticola (T).12.Common moorhen.13. Steppe buzzard (T).14.Sanderling (T ).15.Purple heron.16.European Bee-eater.17.Common tern. 18.Laughing Dove.19.White stork.
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TANZANIA- j.angielski

TANZANIA XII/17’- introductory text- Kori Bustard.
NEW GALLERIES:
BIRDS:

1. Kori Bustard (T). 2. Secretary-bird (T). 3. Rüppell's Vulture (T). 4. Red-billed Firefinch (V). 5. Yellow-necked Spurfowl (T). 6. White-bellied Bustard (V). 7. Blue-capped Cordonbleu. 8. Von der Decken's Hornbill (V). 9. Eastern Double-collared Sunbird (T,V) 10. Yellow-collared Lovebird (T,V). 11.Lappet-faced Vulture (T). 12. Superb Starling. 13. Pallid Harrier (T). 14.Common Ostrich. 15.Silvery-cheeked Hornbill. 16. Crowned Lapwing (V). 17.White-necked Raven (T). 18.Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (T).19.Double-banded Courser. 20. Gray-headed Silverbill. 21.Cape Teal. 22. Augur Buzzard. 23. Marabou Stork (T). 24. Red-and-yellow Barbet. 25.Red-necked Francolin (T). 26. Cape Robin-Chat (T,V ). 27.Yellow-billed Oxpecker. 28.Greater Flamingo (T). 29. Lesser Flamingo (T,V ) 30.Tawny Eagle. 31.Southern Ground-Hornbill. 32.Yellow-bellied Waxbill (V). 33.White-headed Buffalo-Weaver (V). 34.Hildebrandt's Starling (V). 35. Nubian Woodpecker. 36.Capped Wheatear. 37.African Spoonbill. 38.White-browed Sparrow-Weaver (V). 39. African Silverbill. 40.Verreaux's Eagle-Owl. 41. Rufous-crowned Roller. 42.Fischer's Sparrow-Lark. 43.Gray-breasted Francolin (T,V). 44.Hildebrandt's Francolin (T). 45.Yellow-throated Sandgrouse (T). 46.Golden-winged Sunbird (T,V). 47.Northern Red-billed Hornbill (V). 48.Black-breasted Snake-Eagle. 49.African Gray Hornbill. 50. Pied Crow (V). 51. Kenya Rufous Sparrow. 52.Collared Pratincole. 53.Purple Grenadier. 54.Senegal Lapwing. 55.Usambiro Barbet (V). 56. Bronze Sunbird. 57.Coqui Francolin (T). 58. White-browed Robin-Chat (V). 59.Three-banded Courser. 60. Gray-headed Social-Weaver. 61. Hooded Vulture (T). 62. Rufous-tailed Weaver (V). 63.Pygmy Falcon. 64. White-browed Coucal. 65.White-throated Bee-eater. 66.Handsome Francolin (T). 67.Long-toed Lapwing. 68. Fischer's Lovebird  (T,V) 69.Speckle-fronted Weaver. 70. Slender-tailed Nightjar (T). 71. Rosy-throated Longclaw. 72. Buff-crested Bustard. 73. Grey-headed Kingfisher. 74.Brown-backed Woodpecker (T). 75.Black-faced Sandgrouse (T). 76.Spotted Morning-Thrush. 77. Green-winged Pytilia. 78.Common Waxbill. 79.Heuglin's white-eye (T). 80.Red-fronted Barbet. 81.Red-cheeked Cordonbleu. 82. Namaqua Dove. 83. Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater. 84.Montagu's Harrier (T). 85. Schalow's Turaco (V). 86. White-rumped Shrike. 87.Garden Bulbul (V). 88. Streaky Seedeater (T). 89. Dark Chanting-Goshawk. 90. Ashy Starling. 91.Thick-billed Seedeater. 92.Gray-backed Fiscal (V). 93. Magpie Shrike (V). 94.Rueppell's Starling. 95. Gull-billed Tern. 96. Mourning Collared-Dove. 97. African Pipit. 98. White-bellied Go-away-bird (V). 99.Mariqua Sunbird. 100. Short-tailed Lark. 101.Black-bellied Bustard (V). 102. Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler (T,V).103. Dusky Turtle-Dove. 104.Beautiful Sunbird. 105. Abyssinian Scimitar-bill. 106. Blue-naped Mousebird. 107.Martial Eagle (T). 108.Black Crake. 109. Pink-backed Pelican. 110. Red-capped Lark. 111. Lesser Masked-Weaver. 112. Baglafecht Weaver. 113.Knob-billed Duck. 114.Ovampo Sparrowhawk. 115.Rufous-naped lark (V). 116.Winding Cisticola (V). 117. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver. 118.Ethiopian Boubou (T). 119.White-breasted Cormorant. 120.Little Sparrowhawk.121.Red-collared Widowbird. 122.Grey-hooded Gull. 123.Great Spotted Cuckaoo. 124.Silverbird. 125.Gray Kestrel. 126.Hottentot Teal. 127.Black-lored Babbler. 128.Vitelline Masked-Weaver. 129. Black-necked Weaver. 130.Chestnut Sparrow.131. Schalow's Wheatear. 132.Mountain Thrush (T). 133.Eastern Chanting-Goshawk (V). 134.Mountain-Greenbul (T). 135. Ashy Flycatcher. 136. White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher. 137. Abdim's Stork. 138.Long-tailed Fiscal. 139. African Dusky Flycatcher.  140.Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill. 141.Lilac-breasted Roller.142.Arrow-marked Babbler.
MAMMALS:
1. African savanna elephant (T). 2. Leopard (T). 3.Lion (T). 4. Yellow baboon (V). 5. Black-backed jackal. 6. Cheetah (T). 7.Spotted hyena (V). 8.Grant's zebra (V). 9. Günther's dik-dik  10. Hartebeest. 11.Common hippopotamus (V).12.Common eland. 13.Blue wildebeest. 14. Blue monkey. 15.Rock hyrax. 16. Bat-eared fox. 17. Grant's gazelle. 18.Bohor reedbuck. 19.Sassaby.  20.African golden wolf. 21.Common dwarf mongoose. 22.Bushy-tailed Mongoose. 23.Thomson's gazelle. 
REPTILES:
1. Savannah monitor. 2. Mwanza flat-headed rock.  3. Southern Long Tailed Lizard.  
CHANGES in GALLERIES:
BIRDS:
1. White-b
acked Vulture (V). 2.Long-crested Eagle (V). 3. Black-headed Heron. 4.Red-billed Oxpecker (T). 5. Helmeted Guineafowl (T,V). 6. Little Bee-eater. 7. Blacksmith Lapwing. 8. African Jacana.  9.African Paradise-Flycatcher (V). 10. Yellow-billed Kite (T). 11.Palm-nut Vulture. 12.Spur-winged Goose. 13. Bateleur.14. Little Egret (V). 15. Brown Snake-Eagle. 16.Glossy Ibis (T). 17. Brown-crowned Tchagra. 18. Chinspot Batis. 19. African Hoopoe (T,V) 20.Spotted Thick-knee. 21. Sacred Ibis. 22. Black-winged Lapwing. 23.Water Thick-knee. 24. Gray Crowned-Crane. 25. Red-billed Quelea.26. Fork-tailed Drongo.27. Speckled Pigeon. 28.Wahlberg's Eagle.  29.Three-banded Plover. 30. Kittlitz's plover. 31.Wattled Lapwing. 32.Steppe Eagle. 33.Grosbeak Weaver. 34.Yellow-fronted Canary. 35. Squacco Heron. 36.Goliath Heron. 37.European Roller. 38. Cattle Egret. 39. Yellow-billed Stork. 40. Woodland Kingfisher. 41.Lesser Striped-Swallow.42. Great White Pelican. 43. Speckled Mousebird. 44.Red-winged Starling (V). 45.Red-rumped Swallow (V).46. Pied Avocet. 47. African Stonechat. 48.Ring-necked Dove. 49. Hamerkop (V). 50. White Stork (T). 51.African Openbill. 52.Black-winged Stilt. 53. Striped Kingfisher. 54. Pin-tailed Whydah. 55. Southern Fiscal. 56.Black-crowned Night Heron. 57.Black-winged Kite. 58. African Firefinch. 59. Marsh Sandpiper. 60. Laughing Dove. 61. Red-billed Teal. 62.Crested Francolin (T) 63.White-browed Scrub Robin. 64. Striated Heron. 65.White-faced Whistling Duck.  66. Spur-winged lapwing (T,V).
MAMMALS: 1. African buffalo. 2. Northern giraffe. 3. Common warthog. 4.Impala. 5. Waterbuck. 6. Egyptian mongoose.
REPTILES:
1. Nile crocodile. 2. Flap-necked chameleon. 3. Leopard tortoise.
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Ethiopia 11/12-2019- introductory text- Prince Ruspoli's Turaco
NEW GALLERIES:
BIRDS:

1.Prince Ruspoli's Turaco (E,V,T). 2.Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse (T). 3.Arabian bustard(T). 4. Golden-breasted Starling. 5D'Arnaud's Barbet (V).6. Stresemann's Bush-Crow (E,V).7. White-cheeked Turaco (V). Temminck's Courser. 9. Cut-throat. 10.Somali Ostrich. 11.Straw-tailed Whydah(V). 12.Eastern Paradise-Whydah. 13Thick-billed Raven(E,V). 14.Sombre Chat (E,V). 15.Rouget's Rail (E). 16.Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (V). 17.Yellow-fronted Parrot (E,V). 18.Narina Trogon (V). 19.Banded Barbet (E,V). 20.Black-winged Lovebird (E,V). 21 Black-headed Lapwing. 22. Somali Crow. 23. Chestnut-naped Francolin (E). 24.Yellow-breasted Barbet (V). 25.Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill. 26.Abyssinian Roller. 27.Abyssinian Owl. 28.African Wood-Owl. 29. Wattled Ibis (E). 30. Blue-winged Goose (E,T). 31.Cape Eagle-Owl(T). 32. Northern Carmine Bee-eater. 33.Black-throated Barbet (V). 34. Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark. 35. Spot-breasted Lapwing (E). 36.Abyssinian Siskin(E). 37.Rosy-patched Bushshrike. 38.Variable Sunbird. 39.Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike. 40.Madagascar Bee-eater. 41.Swainson's Sparrow. 42.African Thrush. 43.Eastern Plantain-eater. 44.Somali Fiscal. 45.Masked Shrike. 46.Lesser Grey Shrike. 47.Northern Black-Flycatcher (V). 48.Fan-tailed Raven. 49.Groundscraper Thrush. 50.Reichenow's Seedeater. 51.Moorland Chat. 52. Village Indigobird. 53.Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling. 54.Plain-backed Pipit. 55.Pied Wheatear. 56. Purple-banded Sunbird. 57. Gabar Goshawk. 58.Little Weaver. 59.Shelley's Starling. 60.Red-bellied Parrot. 61.African Bare-eyed Thrush. 62.Rufous Chatterer. 63. Pearl-spotted Owlet. 64.African Black-headed Oriole (V). 65.White-crowned Starling. 66.Bare-faced Go-away-bird. 67.White-collared Pigeon(E). 68.African Pygmy-Goose. 69.White-rumped Babbler. 70. Blue-headed Coucal. 71.Mountain Gray Woodpecker. 72.Senegal Thick-knee. 73.Black Scimitar-bill. 74.Spectacled Weaver. 75.Double-toothed Barbet. 76.Black-billed Barbet. 77.Grayish Eagle-Owl. 78.Crimson-rumped Waxbill. 79.Little Rock-Thrush. 80.Northern White-faced Owl. 81.Rueppell's Weaver. 82.Striolated Bunting. 83.Abyssinian Ground-Thrush. 84.Crowned Hawk-Eagle. 85.Bronze Mannikin. 86.African Spotted-Creeper. 87.Yellow-bellied Eremomela.88.Grant's Woodhoopoe.
MAMMALS:1.Mantled gereza. 2.Grivet. 3.Aardwolf. 4.Olive babon. 5.Beisa Oryx. 6.Soemmerring's gazele. 7.Mountain Nyala. 8.Unstriped Ground Squirrel. 9.Cape hare.
REPTILES: Savannah monitor.
CHANGES in GALLERIES:
BIRDS:
1.Spur-winged lapwing(V). 2.Hooded Vulture(T). 3.Hamerkop(T). 4.Cape Crow(V). 5.Secretary-bird. 6.Crowned Lapwing(V). 7.Gray-headed Social-Weaver(V). 8.Speckled Pigeon(V). 9.Superb Starling(V). 10.African Fish Eagle(V,T). 11.Egyptian Goose(V). 12.Marabou Stork(V). 13.Red-cheeked Cordonbleu(V). 14.EgyptianVulture. 15.Streaky Seedeater. 16.Abdim's Stork. 17.White-bellied Bustard. 18.Silvery-cheeked Hornbill(T). 19.Isabelline Wheatear. 20.White-browed Sparrow-Weaver. 21.Eurasian Hoopoe(T). 22.Three-banded Courser. 23.African Gray Hornbill. 24.Abyssinian Scimitar-bill. 25.Namaqua Dove. 26.Pygmy Falcon. 27.Buff-crested Bustard. 28.Northern Red-billed Hornbill. 29.Woodchat Shrike. 30.Red-billed Firefinch. 31.Red-billed Quelea. 32.Pallid Harrier. 33.Nubian Woodpecker. 34.White-bellied Go-away-bird. 35.Western Yellow Wagtail. 36.Mountain Thrush. 37.Vitelline Masked-Weaver. 38.Steppe Eagle. 39.Village Weaver(V). 40.Black Kite. 41.Black-winged Lapwing. 42.Yellow-billed Kite. 43.African Stonechat. 44.Heuglin's white-eye. 45.Baglafecht Weaver. 46.Booted Eagle. 47.Dusky Turtle-Dove. 48.Thekla Lark. 49. Augur Buzzard. 50.Yellow-necked Spurfowl. 51.Kori Bustard. 52.Von der Decken's Hornbill. 53.African Paradise-Flycatcher. 54.Red-and-yellow Barbet. 55.Fork-tailed Drongo. 56.Little Bee-eater. 57.White-browed Coucal. 58.Laughing Dove. 59.Mocking Cliff-Chat. 60.Northern Wheatear. 61.White-headed Buffalo-Weaver. 62.Red-billed Oxpecker(T). 63.Tawny-flanked Prinia(V). 64.Pin-tailed Whydah. 65.Garden Bulbul. 66.White-faced Whistling Duck(V). 67.Spotted Morning-Thrush. 68.White-backed Vulture. 69.Eastern Chanting-Goshawk. 70.Red-winged Starling. 71.African Harrier-Hawk. 72.Red-backed Scrub-Robin. 73.Rueppell's Glossy-Starling. 74.Pied Cuckoo. 75.Rüppell's Vulture. 76.Rufous-crowned Roller. 77.Speckled Mousebird. 78. Verreaux's Eagle-Owl. 79.Pied Kingfisher. 80.Woodland Kingfisher. 81.Mourning Collared-Dove(V). 82.Sacred Ibis. 83.African Jacana. 84. White-browed Robin-Chat. 85. Black Crake. 86.Green-backed Camaroptera. 87.Hadeda ibis. 88.Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse. 89.Red-eyed Dove. 90.Southern Fiscal. 91.Scarlet-chested Sunbird. 92.Yellow-billed Stork. 93.Striped Kingfisher. 94.Helmeted Guineafowl. 95.Gray-backed Fiscal. 96.Chestnut Sparrow. 97.African Darter. 98.Beautiful Sunbird. 99.Great White Pelican. 100.Long-tailed Cormorant. 101.Grey-hooded Gull. 102.Squacco Heron. 103.Rufous-necked Wryneck. 104.Barn Swallow. 105.Hottentot Teal. 106.Crane(T). 107.Pied Crow. 108.Slender-tailed Nightjar. 109.Pink-backed Pelican. 110.Osprey. 111.Mariqua Sunbird. 112.Malachite Kingfisher. 113.White-rumped Shrike. 114.Grey-headed Kingfisher. 115.Ring-necked dove.
MAMMALS:1 African golden Wolf. 2.Black-backed jackal 3.Common warthong.
REPTILES: 1.Nile crocodile. 2.Leopard tortoise.

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