Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve is the largest stretch of coastal dry forest remaining in Eastern Africa.It is second in Africa in birdlife conservation from Congo and also famous for the wide variety of butterflies.. The ecosystem comprises of three forest types, Mixed forest, Brachystegia Woodland and Cynometra, each containing different rare species of Birds, Mammals, Butterflies, and Plants. There are 270 birds, 263 butterflies, 79 amphibians , 52 mammals and 600 plants species . The Clarke's Weaver is completely endemic to the forest, while the Sokoke Scops Owl, Sokoke Pipit, east coast akalat, Amani Sunbird and Spotted Ground Thrush are only found in the park and a few in Tanzania. 3 mammals which are endemic species :- Aders duiker, Sokoke Bush Tailed Mongoose, and Golden rumped elephant shrew.