Recent Sighting From Africa/Ethiopia

Sighting Details

Date Added: January 20, 2006

Posted by: K

Location: Addis-Debre Libanos Road, bridge, 46 km north of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Directions: Take the road north of Addis to Debre Libanos. Elevation 2651 mN 09 degrees 25.798 minutesE 038 degrees 51.611 minutesThe birds were at a bridge where there was a gully and lots of thistle-type of plant where different species were feeding. They stayed low on the ground for the most part.

Sightings: Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea)At least 5 birds were seen at this location. We noted the green head, white outer tail feathers, eye ring, and greyish bill. Four birders from Addis were present and saw the birds, the reporter using 10 x 42 Swift binoculars and seeing the birds at about 10 m. Time about 9 am on 10 January 2006. If we look at the map of the bird according to Sinclair and Ryan (2003), this may be the southernmost record for the bird.