|Kenya & Netherlands
July 6-23, 2000
Allen & Nancy Chartier
Spider Relatives NP = National Park
Butterflies GR = Game Reserve
Beetles Lifers are in boldface,
Dragonflies & Damselflies and unusual species are underlined.
Hyphaene (coriacea) compressa
Several of these interesting creatures, like elongated furry spiders with ten legs, were on the roads and on our porch at the Lake Bogoria Hotel.
Citrus Butterfly (Papilio demodocus)
Marshall’s Acraea Mimic (Mimacraea
African Queen (Danaus chrysippus)
Blue-spotted Charaxes (Charaxes
Mottled Green (Euryphura
Forest Glade Nymph (Aterica
Spotted Mother-of-Pearl (Salamis
anacardii or temora)
Golden Pansy (Junonia
Wood Satyr sp. (Maniola
Checkerspot (?) sp. (Pararge
Peacock (Inalis io)
|Tiger Beetle (Cicindela
Seen in the sandy roads near Sjoestdjik, Netherlands.
A bright green species, probably in the family Chrysomelidae, was seen and photographed at the Kakamega Forest.
|Dragonflies & Damselflies|
Seen well at the reserves in the Flevopolder, Netherlands.
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax
|Common Toad (Bufo
Mostly very young ones seen at Lauwersmeer Reserve, Netherlands.
Toad sp. (Bufo sp.)
Common (Brown) Frog (Rana
Edible (Green) Frog (Rana
Some frogs were heard calling in Kenya, but none were seen or identified.
|Skink sp. (Mabuya
First seen around the restrooms near Thompson’s Falls and the entrance to Lake Nakuru NP. Also seen at the Kakamega Forest. Probably more than one species involved.
Dwarf Gecko sp. (Lygodactylus sp.) PHOTO
Yellow-headed Rock Agama (Stellio nupta) PHOTO
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus
Saw-scaled (Carpet) Viper (Echis
Rhinoceros Viper (Bitis
A total of 583 species was seen, which includes 348 life birds. In Kenya, 477 species were recorded, and in The Netherlands a total of 116 species was found. Twelve life birds were found in The Netherlands. Allen’s 3500th life bird was the Bar-tailed Trogon, and Nancy’s 3500th was the Montagu’s Harrier. Names used below follow the latest edition of Clements’ world list (June 2000), and where alternate names are listed in the Kenya field guide these are shown in parentheses or the differing taxonomy is discussed in the relevant species account.
The list of birds is too extensive to display on this page. Click here to view the bird list and links to bird photos.
A total of 51 species was seen, which includes 5
species seen in The Netherlands only. Numbers in parentheses indicate
the approximate number of individuals recorded. We used Kingdon’s field guide on
the trip, and the names used in these accounts are from that guide,
although Kingdon treats some species groups in non-traditional ways, and
is sometimes confusing.
|1. Guereza Colobus
Colobus guereza (35)
Heard calling at night on Mt. Kenya (race abyssinicus). Seen well at the Kakamega Forest, where most were found.
3. Vervet Monkey
4. Tantalus Monkey
5. Gentle (Sykes) Monkey
6. Red-tailed Monkey
7. Yellow-winged Bat
8. African Hedgehog
9. Cape (Brown) Hare
10. European Rabbit
11. Unstriped Ground Squirrel
12. Fire-footed Rope Squirrel
13. Marsh Cane-Rat
14. Groove-toothed Rat
15. Black-backed Jackal
16. Bat-eared Fox
17. Slender Mongoose
18. Savannah Mongoose
22. African Lion
24. Black-necked Rock Hyrax
26. African Elephant
27. Common Zebra
29. Tarpan (Wild Horse)
31. White Rhinoceros
33. Common Warthog
34. Roe Deer
35. Red Deer
38. African Buffalo
45. Grant’s Gazelle
50. Brindled Gnu (Wildebeest)
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Blundell, Michael 1982. The Wild Flowers of Kenya. William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Glasgow.
Blundell, Michael 1992. Collins Photo Guide to the Wild Flowers of East Africa. Harper Collins, Hong Kong.
Branch, Bill 1998. Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town.
Clements, James F. 2000. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Fifth Edition. Ibis Publishing Company, Vista, CA.
Haltenorth, Theodor and Helmut Diller 1980. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Africa including Madagascar. Collins, London.
Karmali, John 1993. The Beautiful Plants of Kenya. Text Book Centre, Ltd. Nairobi.
Kingdon, Jonathan 1997. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press.
Knobel, Edward 1980. Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of the United States. Dover Publications, New York, NY.
Larsen, Torben B. 1996. The Butterflies of Kenya and their Natural History. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Levi, Herbert W. and Lorna R. Levi 1987. Spiders and their Kin. Golden Press, New York, NY.
Mehrtens, John M. 1987. Living Snakes of the World in Color. Sterling Publishing Co., New York.
Newcomb, Lawrence and Gordon Morrison 1977. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Little, Brown and Company, Boston.
Noad, Tim and Ann Birnie 1994. Trees of Kenya. T.C. Noad and A. Birnie, Nairobi.
Phillips, Roger 1977. Wild Flowers of Britain. Pan Books Ltd., London.
Van den Brink, F.H. 1968. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston MA.
Wilson, Alison and Friends of Conservation, Second Edition 1997. Guidebook to the Masai Mara Reserve.
Zimmerman, Dale A., Donald A. Turner, and David J. Pearson 1999. Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
Additional references on wild flowers, insects, and dragonflies were consulted in The Netherlands from Mark Kuiper’s personal library. None were in English, except for some of the common names listed, and of course Latin names.