Thar Jath.


There isn’t a lot in Thar Jath, in southern Sudan. An airstrip, a few compounds housing generally western oil based companies and lots of small mud built villages.

What there is a lot of though, is birds. I’m not a twitcher, but I do like to know whats going on around me, so if anyone can help me naming these birds I’d be grateful.




Saw several examples of this one, in differing shades of red.

Then there was this one:




Some sort of hawk I suspect but which one?

And then finally, on this post, we’ve got this one:



I suspect the red one is some form of bee eater, the second one is a hawk and the third one is some form of stork. Any better identification would be appreciated.


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Elderly rotund toothless male seeks wilderness to travel to.
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4 Responses to Thar Jath.

  1. Second one looks like a Black Kite to me. If I have time, I’ll see what I can dig up on the others. Probably not today, though.


  2. 1. Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki)
    2. Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
    3. Marabou (Leptoptilos crumeniferus). Also called Marabou Stork
    Validation – Internet Bird Collection (IBC)


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