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The Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme (LHRP) was initiated on 1st August 2013. The goal of the LHRP is to maintain....

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Although additional surveys have yet to be undertaken, there can be no doubt that the Ranch supports well over half of the species of plants and animals present in Laikipia County.

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Lolldaiga Hills Ranch is a 200 km2 (49,000 acre) cattle ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km north west of Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,800 – 2,300 m, the Ranch has outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares.

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About the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape

The Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape (LHCL) is comprised of four properties; Lolldaiga (ca. 200 km²), Ole Naishu (ca. 125 km²), Enasoit (ca. 17 km²), and Ol Jogi (ca. 210 km²)...

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Lolldaiga Hills Ranch’s bird list reaches 407 species

Tom Butynski and Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Seven species have been added to the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch bird list thus far during 2018. These species have been encountered by Per Aronsson, Nigel Hunter, Brian Finch, and Tom Butynski. The list now stands at 407 species. Here are the seven species:

  • Aviceda cuculoides African Cuckoo-hawk
  • Lissotis melanogaster Black-bellied Bustard
  • Cuculus gularis African Cuckoo
  • Hirundo smithii Wire-tailed Swallow
  • Plocepasser mahali White-browed Sparrow Weaver
  • Euplectes ardens Red-collared Widowbird
  • Vidua fischeri Straw-tailed Whydah

White-browed Sparrow Weaver Plocepasser mahali, one of the new bird taxa listed for Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Yvonne de Jong and Tom Butynski.

The up-dated version of Birds of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch can be downloaded at: https://www.lolldaiga.com/biodiversity-research/biodiversity/species-list/

White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Per Aronsson.

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