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Djibouti Birds

by Aakash Singha

Thousands of rare species of birds of different hues are found in Djibouti. Continuous use of natural resources is destroying their habitat.

Djibouti abounds in exotic birds. Thousands of rare species of birds of different hues are found here. One of the main attractions in Djibouti is bird watching. Many bird watchers from different parts of the globe come to this place to have a glimpse of the rare species of birds in Djibouti. Many birds also migrate from different parts of Europe and Asia during the winter season to this country. Over population and continuous use of the natural resources are destroying the habitats of the Djibouti birds.

Some of the rare birds found only in Djibouti are:

  • Ochre-breasted
  • Francolin

Djibouti Birds which are considered to be endangered species are:

  • Imperial Eagle
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Francolin

The number of Djibouti Francolins has dropped to a great extent over the years and it is now considered to be critically endangered birds.

The following are the rare birds found in Djibouti. They are a treat to the eyes of the birdwatchers.

  • Ostriches
  • Grebes
  • Shearwaters and Petrels
  • Storm-Petrels
  • Tropicbirds
  • Pelicans
  • Flamingos
  • Gulls
  • Boobies and Gannets
  • Grey-headed Batis
  • Shining Sunbird

Thousands of birds of Djibouti gather near Assal Lake during the winter months which is a rare sight to watch. Various organizations and NGOs are taking great initiatives to conserve the rare group of birds.

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