Black-cheeked Lovebird

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

These beautiful birds are found near Livingstone in the Machile stream IBA and Nanzilla in the Kafue National Park.

Going to the Machile area requires a special day outing visiting the mature Mopane forests.  As a target bird the aim of the day outing would be to locate the species with incidental birding on the way.   This beautiful little Lovebird has a restricted distribution and its population is estimated to only a number in the region of 8,000 birds.

This near-endemic have isolated populations in Zimbabwe, which are believed to have come from captured bird escapees.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Birding Safaris

%d bloggers like this: