Luxor Bird Watching Egypt information, tours, prices, booking
Luxor Bird watching indeed is one of the unique tours and activities you can do in Luxor, Egypt. While visiting ancient Thebes, take the time to watch the birds of the Nile Valley. Note which species influenced the art of the Ancient Egyptians. Luxor Bird watching includes Senegal Thic-knee and Stone-curlew. It also includes a group of waders in the Family Burhinidae. Senegal Thic-knee is a resident breeder in Africa between the Sahara and in the Nile Valley. Senegal Thick-knees are medium-large waders. They are with strong black and yellow black bills. Furthermore, they are large yellow eyes which give them a reptilian appearance.
They also have cryptic plumage. The scientific name refers to the prominent joints in the long yellow or greenish legs. Luxor Bird watching also include Nile Valley Sun-bird and Purple Gallinule . Moreover, you will see the Painted Snipe. The Nile Valley Sun-bird is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae Family. In fact, It found in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia. It also found in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. In February, the male of Sun-bird assumes his nuptial plumage. It displays in flamboyant fashion. In winter both sexes look alike. They look tiny, only 9 to 10 cm long, pale gray above. Moreover, they also look washed-out yellow below, with a long, slender and down-curved bill.
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By February the male converted into a glossy green extrovert. It is with a brilliant sulfur-yellow belly and long tail streamers. This adds an extra five centimeters to his length. Once transformed, he will be puffing up. Moreover he parades his newfound finery and courting his duller mate. The display includes a hovering, accompanied by body rocking and wing whirring. Luxor Bird watching also features the Purple Gallinule. The bird indeed beautifully colored bird of southern and tropical wetlands.
You can see it walking on top of floating vegetation or clambering through dense shrubs. Its extremely long toes help it walk on lily pads without sinking. Luxor Bird watching also includes The Painted-snipes. It is form a taxonomic Family of wader species. Moreover, it composed of two genera: Rostratula and Nycticryphes. At present two species not threatened by human Activities. They are the South American and Greater Painted-snipes. However, the Australian Painted-snipe declined and considered endangered in Australia.