Bird life in Malawi is abundant. There are lots of species, some that I hadn't seen before.

Nature pictures of Malawi and other bird pages are linked:

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Malawi

Female Copper Sunbird
Female Copper Sunbird (Cinnyris cupreus, french: Souimanga cuivré). (935k)
Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus
Blue Waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis, german: Angola-Schmetterlingsfink, french: Cordonbleu d'Angola). (868k)
Female Montane Widowbird
Female Montane Widowbird (Euplectes psammacromius, german: Reichenowweber, french: Euplecte montagnard). (1336k)
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra
Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana, german: Rotnackenlerche, french: Alouette à nuque rousse). (1007k)
Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus
Blue Waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis, german: Angola-Schmetterlingsfink, french: Cordonbleu d'Angola). (580k)
Female Village Indigobird
Female Village Indigobird (Vidua chalybeata, german: Rotfuß-Atlaswitwe). (526k)
Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira
Black-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira peltata). (649k)
Weaver Bird Nests
Weaver bird nests. (1021k)
White-browed Sparrow Weaver
White-browed Sparrow Weaver (Plocepasser mahali, french: Mahali à sourcils blancs). (876k)
Female Southern Brown-throated
Female Southern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus, french: Tisserin à gorge brune). (654k)
Male Southern Brown-throated
Male Southern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus, french: Tisserin à gorge brune). (679k)
Nest Lesser Masked
Nest of a Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius, french: Tisserin intermédiaire). (943k)
Female Lesser Masked
Female Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius, french: Tisserin intermédiaire). (859k)
Male Lesser Masked
Male Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius, french: Tisserin intermédiaire). (654k)
Little Bee-eater Merops
Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (906k)
Böhm's Bee-eater Merops
Böhm's Bee-eater (Merops boehmi, german: Böhmspint, french: Guêpier de Böhm). (612k)
Nesting Wire-tailed Swallows
Nesting Wire-tailed Swallows (Hirundo smithii, french: Hirondelle à longs brins). (608k)
Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis
Lilian's Lovebird (Agapornis lilianae, german: Erdbeerköpfchen, french: Inséparable de Lilian). (619k)
White-browed Robin-chat Cossypha
White-browed Robin-chat (Cossypha heuglini, french: Cossyphe de Heuglin). (879k)
Collared Palm Thrush
Collared Palm Thrush (Cichladusa arquata). (609k)
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus
Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus, german: Graubülbül, french: Bulbul des jardins). (625k)
Tropical Boubou Laniarius
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major). (656k)
African Pied Wagtail
African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp, german: Witwenstelze, french: Bergeronnette pie). (532k)
Souza's Shrike Lanius
Souza's Shrike (Lanius souzae, german: Rostmantelwürger, french: Pie-grièche de Souza). (851k)
Orange-breasted Bushshrike Chlorophoneus
Orange-breasted Bushshrike (Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus, french: Gladiateur soufré). (824k)
Southern Fiscal Lanius
Southern Fiscal (Lanius collaris, german: Südlicher Fiskalwürger, french: Pie-grièche fiscale). (668k)
Yellow-billed Oxpeckers Buphagus
Yellow-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus africanus, german: Gelbschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec jaune) on a hippo. (1050k)
Miombo Scrub Robin
Miombo Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas barbata, french: Agrobate barbu). (701k)
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus, german: Zimtroller, french: Rolle violet). (526k)
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (558k)
Meves's Starling Lamprotornis
Meves's Starling (Lamprotornis mevesii, german: Mevesglanzstar, french: Choucador de Meves). (934k)
Meves's Starling Lamprotornis
Meves's Starling (Lamprotornis mevesii, german: Mevesglanzstar, french: Choucador de Meves). (831k)
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia
Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (939k)
Blue-spotted Wood Dove
Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer, german: Stahlflecktäubchen, french: Tourtelette améthystine). (817k)
Blue-spotted Wood Dove
Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer, german: Stahlflecktäubchen, french: Tourtelette améthystine). (712k)
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus
Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii, german: Welwitschnachtschwalbe, french: Engoulevent du Mozambique). (844k)
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus, german: Haubenzwergfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (667k)
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus, german: Haubenzwergfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (799k)
Juvenile African Pied
Juvenile African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp, german: Witwenstelze, french: Bergeronnette pie), left, and Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie), right. (1.6M)
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (1037k)
Hovering Pied Kingfisher
Hovering Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (420k)
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle
Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (723k)
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle
Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (708k)
Common Sandpiper Actitis
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette). (738k)
Common Greenshank Tringa
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia, german: Grünschenkel, french: Chevalier aboyeur). (1247k)
Wood Sandpiper Tringa
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola, german: Bruchwasserläufer, french: Chevalier sylvain). (650k)
Water Thick-knee Burhinus
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus, french: Œdicnème vermiculé). (1196k)
Spur-winged Lapwings Vanellus
Spur-winged Lapwings (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (808k)
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (731k)
African Wattled Lapwing
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, french: Vanneau du Sénégal) in flight. (553k)
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré), left, African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée), middle and Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette), right. (1066k)
African Jacana Actophilornis
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). You can see the characteristic long toes. (745k)
African Jacana Actophilornis
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (708k)
Grey Go-away Bird
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (628k)
Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhornvogel, french: Calao trompette). (727k)
Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhornvogel, french: Calao trompette) in flight. (546k)
Red-billed Hornbill Tockus
Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (777k)
Red-billed Hornbill Tockus
Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (629k)
Red-necked Francolin Pternistis
Red-necked Francolin (Pternistis afer, german: Rotkehlfrankolin, french: Francolin à gorge rouge). (919k)
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1237k)
Red-knobbed Coots Fulica
Red-knobbed Coots (Fulica cristata, german: Kammblässhuhn, french: Foulque à crête). (598k)
Pied Crow Corvus
Pied Crow (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie). (1022k)
White-necked Raven Corvus
White-necked Raven (Corvus albicollis, german: Geierrabe, french: Corbeau à nuque blanche). (682k)
Spotted Eagle Owl
Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus, german: Fleckenuhu, french: Grand-duc africain). (749k)
African Wood Owl
African Wood Owl (Strix woodfordii, german: Afrika-Waldkauz, french: Chouette africaine). (741k)
Hamerkop Scopus Umbretta
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (1120k)
Hamerkop Scopus Umbretta
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine) in flight. (1208k)
Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax
Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo, german: Kormoran, french: Grand Cormoran). The one in the upper right is a juvenile with the larger white breast. (1011k)
Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax
Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo, german: Kormoran, french: Grand Cormoran). (609k)
Cormorant Formation Flight
Cormorant formation in flight. (649k)
Oriental Darter Anhinga
Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster, german: Indischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga roux). (771k)
Oriental Darter Anhinga
Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster, german: Indischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga roux) in flight. (514k)
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré) and Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1.7M)
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia
Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash, german: Hagedasch, french: Ibis hagedash). (797k)
Glossy Ibis Plegadis
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (596k)
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (911k)
Little Egret Egretta
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). Note the characteristic yellow foot. (857k)
Little Egret Egretta
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (629k)
Cattle Egrets Bubulcus
Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) and a Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette) in front. (908k)
Cattle Egret Bubulcus
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1.9M)
Squacco Heron Ardeola
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (952k)
White-backed Night Herons
White-backed Night Herons (Gorsachius leuconotus, german: Weißrückenreiher, french: Bihoreau à dos blanc). (1.8M)
White-backed Night Heron
White-backed Night Heron (Gorsachius leuconotus, german: Weißrückenreiher, french: Bihoreau à dos blanc). (766k)
Close-up White-backed Night
Close-up of White-backed Night Heron (Gorsachius leuconotus, german: Weißrückenreiher, french: Bihoreau à dos blanc). (498k)
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (802k)
Juvenile Black-crowned Night
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (767k)
Black Heron Egretta
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée). (738k)
Great Egret Ardea
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1014k)
Great Egret Ardea
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1391k)
Great Egret Ardea
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) in flight. (1043k)
Black-headed Heron Ardea
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala, german: Schwarzhalsreiher, french: Héron mélanocéphale). (1070k)
Grey Heron Ardea
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1025k)
Goliath Heron Ardea
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (816k)
Goliath Heron Ardea
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (1031k)
Egyptian Goose Alopochen
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (886k)
Spur-winged Geese Plectropterus
Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (1056k)
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (648k)
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (735k)
Stork Flight
Stork in flight. (563k)
African Openbill Stork
African Openbill Stork (Anastomus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaffschnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain). (770k)
African Openbill Stork
African Openbill Stork (Anastomus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaffschnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain) in flight. (412k)
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (878k)
Osprey Pandion Haliaetus
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur). (627k)
Osprey Pandion Haliaetus
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur) in flight. (499k)
Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus
Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus, german: Kronenadler, french: Aigle couronné). (668k)
Pair African Fish
Pair of African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (1195k)
African Fish Eagle
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (733k)
African Fish Eagle
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (887k)
Feeding African Fish
Feeding African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (795k)
African Fish Eagle
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer) in flight. (430k)
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?? Unknown bird. (677k)

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