Many people like birds. And Kenya has many of them. In fact it has the second-highest number of bird species in Africa, after the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are more species of birds in Kenya than the entire continents of Europe and North America.
Some birds are admired for their beauty, some for their charismatic behavior and some for the melodious songs they sing. There are also birds that are feared or revered due to mythical or legendary stories and beliefs associated with them.
Ndege wetu means ‘our birds’ in Kiswahili (Kenya’s national language). This blog series is about appreciating the beauty and diversity of Kenya’s birds, as well as highlighting their importance to us and our environment and debunking some common myths about them. Stay tuned for the coming ‘episodes’ every Thursday as we take a look at the incredible birds of this incredible part of the world. This is Kenya!
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