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:

Nature in Malawi
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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). (946k)
Uraeginthus angolensis niassensis
Female Southern Blue Waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis niassensis, german: Angola-Schmetterlings­fink, french: Cordonbleu d'Angola). (876k)
Uraeginthus angolensis niassensis
Female Southern Blue Waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis niassensis, german: Angola-Schmetterlings­fink, french: Cordonbleu d'Angola). (590k)
Euplectes psammacromius
Female Montane Widowbird (Euplectes psammacromius, german: Reichenowweber, french: Euplecte montagnard). (1348k)
Mirafra africana nyikae
Nyika Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana nyikae, german: Rotnackenlerche, french: Alouette à nuque rousse). (1023k)
Vidua chalybeata
Female Village Indigobird (Vidua chalybeata, german: Rotfuß-Atlaswitwe). (536k)
Platysteira peltata
Male Black-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira peltata). (660k)
Weaver Bird Nests
Weaver bird nests. (1062k)
Plocepasser mahali
Male White-browed Sparrow Weaver (Plocepasser mahali, french: Mahali à sourcils blancs). (883k)
Ploceus xanthopterus
Female Southern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus, german: Braunkehlweber, french: Tisserin à gorge brune). (665k)
Ploceus xanthopterus
Male Southern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus, german: Braunkehlweber, french: Tisserin à gorge brune). (691k)
Ploceus intermedius
Nest of a Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius, german: Cabanisweber, french: Tisserin intermédiaire). (1003k)
Ploceus intermedius
Female Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius, german: Cabanisweber, french: Tisserin intermédiaire). (864k)
Ploceus intermedius
Male Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius, german: Cabanisweber, french: Tisserin intermédiaire). (662k)
Merops pusillus meridionalis
Southern Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus meridionalis, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (914k)
Merops boehmi
Böhm's Bee-eater (Merops boehmi, german: Böhmspint, french: Guêpier de Böhm). (625k)
Hirundo smithii
Nesting Wire-tailed Swallows (Hirundo smithii, french: Hirondelle à longs brins). (625k)
Agapornis lilianae
Lilian's Lovebirds (Agapornis lilianae, german: Erdbeerköpfchen, french: Inséparable de Lilian). (626k)
Cossypha heuglini
White-browed Robin-chat (Cossypha heuglini, french: Cossyphe de Heuglin). (887k)
Cichladusa arquata
Collared Palm Thrush (Cichladusa arquata). (617k)
Pycnonotus barbatus layardi
Southern Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus layardi, german: Graubülbül, french: Bulbul des jardins). (639k)
Laniarius major
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major). (661k)
Motacilla aguimp vidua
Panafrican Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp vidua, german: Witwenstelze, french: Bergeronnette pie). (542k)
Tchagra australis
Brown-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra australis, french: Tchagra à tête brune). (863k)
Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Orange-breasted Bushshrike (Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus, french: Gladiateur soufré). (831k)
Lanius humeralis
Northern Fiscal (Lanius humeralis, german: Nördlicher Fiskalwürger). (670k)
Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec rouge) on a hippo. (1062k)
Cercotrichas barbata
Miombo Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas barbata, french: Agrobate barbu). (709k)
Eurystomus glaucurus
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus, german: Zimtroller, french: Rolle violet). (534k)
Coracias caudatus caudatus
Lilac-breasted Roller ssp. caudatus (Coracias caudatus caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (570k)
Lamprotornis mevesii mevesii
Savanna Meves's Starling (Lamprotornis mevesii mevesii, german: Mevesglanzstar, french: Choucador de Meves). (940k)
Lamprotornis mevesii mevesii
Savanna Meves's Starling (Lamprotornis mevesii mevesii, german: Mevesglanzstar, french: Choucador de Meves). (840k)
Streptopelia capicola tropica
Tropical Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola tropica, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (946k)
Turtur afer
Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer, german: Stahlfleck­täubchen, french: Tourtelette améthystine). (823k)
Turtur afer
Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer, german: Stahlfleck­täubchen, french: Tourtelette améthystine). (719k)
Caprimulgus fossii
Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii, german: Welwitschnacht­schwalbe, french: Engoulevent du Mozambique). (884k)
Corythornis cristatus cristatus
Southern Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus cristatus, german: Haubenzwerg­fischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (679k)
Corythornis cristatus cristatus
Southern Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus cristatus, german: Haubenzwerg­fischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (809k)
Motacilla aguimp vidua
Juvenile Panafrican Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp vidua, german: Witwenstelze, french: Bergeronnette pie), left, and male African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie), right. (1.6M)
Ceryle rudis rudis
Male African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (1048k)
Ceryle rudis rudis
Hovering African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (431k)
Megaceryle maxima maxima
Male Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (732k)
Megaceryle maxima maxima
Female Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (734k)
Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette). (746k)
Tringa nebularia
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia, german: Grünschenkel, french: Chevalier aboyeur). (1256k)
Tringa glareola
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola, german: Bruchwasser­läufer, french: Chevalier sylvain). (656k)
Burhinus vermiculatus
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus, german: Wassertriel, french: Œdicnème vermiculé). (1207k)
Vanellus spinosus
Spur-winged Lapwings (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (822k)
Vanellus spinosus
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (739k)
Vanellus senegallus
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, german: Senegalkiebitz, french: Vanneau du Sénégal) in flight. (563k)
Threskiornis aethiopicus
African 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, french: Grande Aigrette), right. (1122k)
Actophilornis africanus
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). You can see the characteristic long toes. (753k)
Actophilornis africanus
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (715k)
Corythaixoides concolor
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (635k)
Bycanistes bucinator
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhorn­vogel, french: Calao trompette). (733k)
Bycanistes bucinator
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator, german: Trompeterhorn­vogel, french: Calao trompette) in flight. (556k)
Tockus rufirostris
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris). (783k)
Tockus rufirostris
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris). (638k)
Pternistis afer
Red-necked Francolins (Pternistis afer, german: Rotkehlfrankolin, french: Francolin à gorge rouge). (955k)
Numida meleagris
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1311k)
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. (613k)
Corvus albus
Pied Crow (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie). (1023k)
Corvus albicollis
White-necked Raven (Corvus albicollis, german: Geierrabe, french: Corbeau à nuque blanche). (700k)
Bubo africanus
Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus, german: Fleckenuhu, french: Grand-duc africain). (781k)
Strix woodfordii
African Wood Owl (Strix woodfordii, german: Afrika-Waldkauz, french: Chouette africaine). (748k)
Scopus umbretta umbretta
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (1133k)
Scopus umbretta umbretta
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine) in flight. (1221k)
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. (1060k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (621k)
Cormorant Formation Flight
Cormorant formation in flight. (682k)
Anhinga rufa rufa
Female Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (781k)
Anhinga rufa rufa
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique) in flight. (525k)
Threskiornis aethiopicus
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré), left, and Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1.7M)
Bostrychia hagedash hagedash
Southern Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash hagedash, german: Hagedasch, french: Ibis hagedash). (805k)
Plegadis falcinellus
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (605k)
Threskiornis aethiopicus
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (919k)
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). Note the characteristic yellow feet. (867k)
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (637k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) and a Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette) in front. (938k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1.9M)
Ardeola ralloides
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (957k)
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). (772k)
Gorsachius leuconotus
Close-up of White-backed Night Heron (Gorsachius leuconotus, german: Weißrückenreiher, french: Bihoreau à dos blanc). (512k)
Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax
Old World Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (838k)
Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax
Juvenile Old World Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (796k)
Egretta ardesiaca
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée). (744k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1021k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1399k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) in flight. (1130k)
Ardea melanocephala
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala, german: Schwarzhals­reiher, french: Héron mélanocéphale). (1093k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1030k)
Ardea goliath
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (821k)
Ardea goliath
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (1038k)
Alopochen aegyptiaca
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (890k)
Plectropterus gambensis gambensis
Northern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (1109k)
Plectropterus gambensis gambensis
Northern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (659k)
Plectropterus gambensis gambensis
Northern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (749k)
Stork Flight
Stork in flight. (573k)
Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaff­schnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain). (782k)
Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaff­schnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain) in flight. (423k)
Mycteria ibis
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (881k)
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur). (632k)
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur) in flight. (507k)
Stephanoaetus coronatus
Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus, german: Kronenadler, french: Aigle couronné). (676k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
Pair of African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (1255k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (740k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (891k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
Feeding African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (801k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer) in flight. (439k)
Passeriformes fam.
?? Unknown Passerine bird (Passeriformes fam., german: Sperlingsvögel). (683k)

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