Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Birds in Cairo

Well, whatever I have seen in the last coupla days, one never has to worry about bird shit when parking. There are hardly any birds around. Compared to the scores of pigeons who think the entire city of Bombay is a shit pot.

I initially thought that there were no birds in Cairo at all. But on a visit to the Pharaonic village we spied some brilliantly colored birds & some unusual crows (shades of gray rather than black)

Hooded crow "Corvus corone"

So the city does have birds, especially around water bodies. Plan to do a detailed brid watching some time. Until then, I'm trying to familiarise myself with some birds on the web.

Slender-billed Gull"Larus genei"
Slender-billed Gull"Larus genei"
Cattle Egret"Bubulcus ibis"

Also see Hany Zorkanys documenting of a whole dramatic story of a bird by photos.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails