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Birders paradise

birders.jpgOpen Africa is presently developing a route in the Mpika area of Zambia, where the Miombo Woodlands are host to a diverse range of birds that include:

?       Cuckoo,

?       Pale-billed Hornbill,

?       Racket-tailed Roller,

?       Green-backed and Scaly-throated Honeyguides,

?       Spotted Creeper,

?       Rufous-bellied Tit,

?       Miombo Rock Thrush (not restricted to rocky areas),

?       Central Bearded Scrub Robin,

?       ‘Long-tailed’ Neddicky,

?       Red- capped Crombec,

?       Yellow-breasted Hyliota,

?       Böhm’s and White- tailed Blue Flycatchers,

?       Sousa’s Shrike,

?       Violet-backed Sunbird,

?       Miombo Double-collared Sunbird,

?       Cabanis’s Bunting,

?       Stripe- breasted Canary is unusually common, and

?       Wood Pipit flushes from the edges of the entrance road.

People travel long distances to see birds but few quite so far just to see one species as the enthusiast who appears in this video.[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/9hI00LJuhfg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]