African Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx pictus, Malaŵi
For a long time Malaŵi has been kept secret by those who live there and those who visit. However, this is changing as increasing numbers of birders and ecotourists are discovering this wonderful country. Malaŵi has a history of being trouble free and the people are very friendly. The infrastructure is excellent, it has a pleasant climate and accommodation of a reasonable standard and cost. It still supports much wilderness and it holds around 650 species of bird, many of which are difficult to see anywhere else: it should be possible to see over 300 species in a two week visit. Many of the specialities are rainforest or Brachystegia woodland endemics.
The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of Malaŵi and its birds for birders interested in the country and possibly planning a visit. Readers are welcome to submit contributions by e-mail to [email protected]. Please note that the names of birds used in this document are those of the African Bird Club checklist