BIRDING IN ZIMBABWE
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
The Selous area of Mashonaland comprises highveld miombo, small rivers and dam habitats and being at a lower altitude to Harare, includes belts of mopane and acacia woodlands on clay soils. This gives you a good chance of finding Racquet-tailed Roller, Purple Roller, Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Ashy Tit, Arnot’s Chat and Bearded Scrub-robin.
The area is excellent for raptors including the Martial Eagle. Various falcons and harriers have been recorded, such as the Pallid Harrier and Lanner Falcon. The African Finfoot, Greater Painted-snipe and various miombo birds are also in the area. Please see the Pamuzinda Bird List for an idea of which species have been recorded.
Image credits: Squirrel by Ian Riddell; Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Martial Eagle & Greater Painted-snipe by Roger MacDonald