Trip Report

Birding Ethiopia:

Annotated List of MammalsRecorded

14 November - 18 December 1999

Taxonomy, nomenclature and order follows Kingdon (1997).

Guereza/Black-and-white Colobus Colobus guereza
First seen at Wondo Genet; fairly widespread thereafter

Samango/Green Monkey Cercpithecus mitis
Wondo Genet

Sacred/Hamadryas Baboon Papio hamadryas
One group north of Awash NP and one just east of the town of Awash

Olive/Anubis Baboon Papio anubis
First at Jemmu River; hereafter widespread

Gelada Baboon Theropithecus gelada
One troop of about 30 individuals at Debre Libanos

Grivet/Vervet/Sykes Monkey Cercopithecus a. aethiops
Wondo Genet; thereafter widespread

Cape Hare Lepus capensis
One at the Ankober Escarpment

Starck’s Hare Lepus starcki
One in the Web Valley, BMNP

Unstriped Ground Squirrel Xerus rutilus
A few between Agere Maryam and Yavello

Gambian Sun Squirrel Heliosciurus gambianus
One in some well developed woodland near Gambela

Root-rats Tachyoryctes spp.
Bale NP

Common (Golden) Jackal Canis aureus
One along the road from Wondo Genet to Shashemene

Black-backed Jackal Canis mesomelas
Rift Valley

Ethiopian Wolf Canis simensis
At least 10 in the Bale NP; most numerous on the Sanetti Plateau

Bat-eared Fox Otocyon megalotis
One on the Did-Tuyara ranch near Yavello

White-tailed Mongoose Ichneumia albicauda
Nechisar NP

Spotted Hyaena Crocuta crocuta
Harar; heard Arero and Addis Ababa

African Civet Civettictis civetta
One in the Harenna Forest, Bale NP

Serval Cat Felis serval
One near Dinsho, Bale NP

Leopard Panthera pardus
Heard at Harenna Forest, Bale NP

Lion Panthera leo
Heard at Nechisar NP

Ethiopian Rock Hyrax Procavia habessinica
Web Valley, Bale NP

Common Warthog Phacochoerus africanus
A few in Bale NP

(Menelik’s) Bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki
Dinsho, Bale NP

Lesser Kudu Tragelaphus imberbis
Small numbers at Arero forest and Awash

Mountain Nyala (Gedemsa) Tragelaphus buxtoni
Dinsho, Bale NP

Bush Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia
Bale NP

Salt's Dikdik Madoqua saltiana
Awash NP

Guenther's Dikdik Madoqua guentheri
South of Yavello

Bohor Reedbuck Redunca redunca
Near Dinsho, BMNP

Soemmerring's Gazelle Gazella soemmerringi
A few on the plains in Awash NP

Grant's Gazelle Gazella granti
Nechisar NP

Korkay/Swayne’s Harbeest Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei
Nechisar NP

Beisa Oryx Beisa oryx
Awash NP

Trip Report Introduction & Detailed Itinerary
Complete, annotated checklist of birds recorded


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