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

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

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