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Abyssinian longclaw

The birds natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland of the Ethiopian Highlands, and arable land. The Abyssinian longclaw is very similar in both appearance and behavior to the yellow-throated longclaw Macronyx croceus o ...

                                               

Akobo River

The Akobo River is a river on the border between South Sudan and Ethiopia. From its source in the Ethiopian Highlands near Mizan Teferi it flows west for 434 kilometres to join the Pibor River. The Pibor flows into the Sobat River, which in turn ...

                                               

Amhara Region

Amhara Region is one of the nine ethnic divisions of Ethiopia, containing the homeland of the Amhara people. Previously known as "Region 3", its capital is Bahir Dar. Ethiopias largest inland body of water, Lake Tana, which is the source of the B ...

                                               

Bale Mountains tree frog

The Bale Mountains tree frog is a species of frogs in the Brevicipitidae family. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Balebreviceps and endemic to the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia. Its natural habitats are tree heath woodlands near the tim ...

                                               

Benishangul-Gumuz Region

Benishangul-Gumuz, also known as Benshangul/Gumuz, is one of the nine ethnic divisions of Ethiopia. It was previously known as Region 6. The regions capital is Assosa. Following the adoption of the 1995 constitution, the Region was created from t ...

                                               

Yellow bishop

The yellow bishop, Cape bishop, Cape widow or yellow-rumped widow is a resident breeding bird species in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, S ...

                                               

Bale Mountains frog

Ericabatrachus is a genus of frogs in the family Petropedetidae endemic to the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. It is monotypic, being represented by the single species Ericabatrachus baleensis, commonly known as the Bale Mountains frog.

                                               

Ethiopian highland hare

The Ethiopian highland hare is a medium-sized species of mammal in the rabbit and hare family, Leporidae. Its dorsal pelage is grizzled, buff white and spotted and streaked with black, while its belly fur is pure white and fluffy. It is endemic t ...

                                               

Harenna shrew

The Harenna shrew is a white-toothed shrew found only in one location in the Bale Mountains in southern Ethiopia. It occurs within an area of less than ten square kilometres, and is listed as a critically endangered species, due to habitat loss a ...

                                               

Harwoods francolin

Harwoods spurfowl is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. It is a grey-brown bird with red bill and tail, and red bare skin around the eyes. Both sexes have similar coloring, although the female is paler in color with a more extensive buf ...

                                               

Wattled ibis

The wattled ibis is a species of bird in the family Threskiornithidae. It is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands and is found only in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

                                               

Juniperus procera

Juniperus procera is a coniferous tree native to mountainous areas in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is a characteristic tree of the Afromontane flora.

                                               

Lake Ashenge

Lake Hashenge is a lake in the southern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Located in the Ethiopian highlands at an elevation of 2409 meters, it has no outlet. According to the Statistical Abstract of Ethiopia for 1967/68, Lake Ashenge is five kilometers ...

                                               

Lake Hayq

Lake Hayq or Lake Haik is a freshwater lake of Ethiopia. It is located north of Dessie, in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region. The town of Hayq is to the west of the lake. Lake Hayq is 6.7 km long and 6 km wide, with a surface area of 23 k ...

                                               

Lobelia rhynchopetalum

Lobelia rhynchopetalum, the giant lobelia, is a plant endemic to Ethiopia. Its habitat is the Afroalpine climate of the Semien Mountains and Bale Mountains National Park. Recent study show that it is under a threat of climate change.

                                               

Logiya River

The Logiya is a river of east-central Ethiopia. Having its source in the Ethiopian highlands, this stream flows eastwards to become a tributary of the Awash River near Dubti 11°44′N 41°0′E.

                                               

Lucinas shrew

Lucinas shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Ethiopia. The mammals natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and swamps.

                                               

MacMillans shrew

MacMillans shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.

                                               

Maytenus harenensis

Maytenus harenensis is a species of plant in the family Celastraceae. It is endemic to the Harenna Forest in southeastern Ethiopia, a remnant Afromontane forest in the Bale Mountains. It is threatened by habitat loss.

                                               

Mille River

The Mille River is a river of Ethiopia and a tributary of the Awash. It drains parts of the Semien Wollo and Debub Wollo Zones of the Amhara Region, as well as Administrative Zone 4 of the Afar Region. The explorer L.M. Nesbitt, who travelled thr ...

                                               

Mount Guna

Mount Guna is a mountain located near the cities of Nefas Mewcha and Debre Tabor, in the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia. It is the highest point in the South Gondar Zone, with an elevation of 4.120 metres above sea level. Mount Guna forms par ...

                                               

Mugher Mudstone

The Mugher Mudstone is a geologic formation located in Ethiopia. It dates to the Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic. The lithology consists of gypsum, dolomite and shale alternations at the base, overlain by mudstone intercalated with fine to m ...

                                               

Nechisar National Park

Nechisar National Park is a national park in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region of Ethiopia. It is in the Great Rift Valley, within the southwestern Ethiopian Highlands.

                                               

Osgoods Ethiopian toad

Osgoods Ethiopian toad is a possibly extinct species of toad in the family Bufonidae endemic to the mountains of south-central Ethiopia. It was named for the American biologist Wilfred Hudson Osgood who carried out fieldwork in Ethiopia for the F ...

                                               

Abyssinian owl

The Abyssinian owl has yellow eyes, a black bill and gray eyebrows. It is similar in appearance to the long-eared owl, Asio otus, but their ranges do not overlap, and the Abyssinian owl is darker. It has prominent dark brown, white-edged ear tuft ...

                                               

Yellow-fronted parrot

The yellow-fronted parrot is a parrot endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands. It is a mostly green with a yellow head. Relatively little is known about this bird.

                                               

White-collared pigeon

The white-collared pigeon is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. The species is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands in Eritrea and Ethiopia. It occupies countryside surrounding rocky cliffs and gorgesand is also common in town centres. The ...

                                               

Rahad River

The Rahad is a river whose sources are in Ethiopia, where it is called Shinfa, and a tributary of the Abay on the right side. The river has its origins in the Ethiopian Highlands, from where it flows 480 km into eastern Sudan. In Sudan, it merges ...

                                               

Semien Mountains

The Semien Mountains, in northern Ethiopia, north east of Gondar in Amhara region, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands. They are a World Heritage Site and include the Simien Mountains National Park. The mountains consist of plateaus separated by ...

                                               

Shebelle River

The Shebelle River begins in the highlands of Ethiopia, and then flows southeast into Somalia towards Mogadishu. Near Mogadishu, it turns sharply southwest, where it follows the coast. Below Mogadishu, the river becomes seasonal. During most year ...

                                               

Ethiopian siskin

The Ethiopian siskin or Abyssinian siskin is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae. It is found only in Ethiopia, usually at altitudes above 2.000 metres 6.600 ft in the Ethiopian Highlands. The birds natural habitat is subtropical or tro ...

                                               

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region is one of the nine ethnically based regional states of Ethiopia. It was formed from the merger of five kililoch, called Regions 7 to 11, following the regional council elections on 21 June 1992. ...

                                               

Swainsons sparrow

Swainsons sparrow is a species of bird in the sparrow family Passeridae. Sometimes considered a subspecies of the grey-headed sparrow, it occurs in northeastern Africa, largely in the Ethiopian Highlands. This sparrow was named after the English ...

                                               

Tekeze River

The Tekeze or Takkaze River, also spelled Takkaze, is a major river of Ethiopia. For part of its course it forms a section the westernmost border of Ethiopia and Eritrea. The river is also known as the Setit in Eritrea, western Ethiopia, and east ...

                                               

Thalias shrew

Thalias shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Ethiopia. The mammals natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

                                               

White-cheeked turaco

The white-cheeked turaco is a species of bird in the family Musophagidae. It is found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. A mid-sized species, it measures about 43 cm in length, including a tail of 19 cm, and weighs about 200–315 g. This speci ...

                                               

Bale Mountains vervet

The Bale Mountains vervet is a terrestrial Old World monkey endemic to Ethiopia, found in the bamboo forests of the Bale Mountains. It was originally described as a subspecies of the grivet. All species in Chlorocebus were formerly in the genus C ...

                                               

Welmel River

The Welmel is a river of eastern Ethiopia. It is a tributary of the Ganale Dorya River, a tributary of the Jubba River. Its headwaters are in the Ethiopian Highlands.

                                               

White-winged cliff chat

The white-winged cliff chat is a species of passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It is found in rocky wooded gorges, among boulders and in road cuttings within the Ethiopian Highlands. This species was formerly placed i ...

                                               

Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve

The Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve was designated in 1993. It is located between 00°30 to 04°40N and 62°45 to 66°34W in Venezuela, and has a total area of 8.266.230 hectares 20.426.300 acres. This makes it the largest UNESCO biosphere ...

                                               

Branco River

The river drains the Guayanan Highlands moist forests ecoregion. It is enriched by many streams from the Tepui highlands which separate Venezuela and Guyana from Brazil. Its two upper main tributaries are the Uraricoera and the Takutu. The latter ...

                                               

Brocchinia hechtioides

Brocchinia hechtioides is a species of plant in the genus Brocchinia. This species is native to Venezuela and Guyana. It is one of the two or three members of the genus that appear to be carnivorous. The leaves form an urn which captures water an ...

                                               

Cerro de la Neblina

Cerro de la Neblina, also known as Serra da Neblina in Brazil and Sierra de la Neblina in Venezuela, is a sandstone massif located in the northern Amazon Basin. It is a tilted, heavily eroded plateau, with a deep canyon in its central portion, dr ...

                                               

Coccochondra

Coccochondra is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. There are four species native to the Guayana Highlands of northern South America. These plants are low shrubs with tough leaves, small inflorescences of funnel-shaped flowers, a ...

                                               

Cotingo River

The Cotingo River is a river of Roraima state in northern Brazil, a tributary of the Surumu River. It flows through the Raposa Serra do Sol indigenous territory. For many years there has been discussion over building a major hydroelectric power p ...

                                               

Drosera meristocaulis

Drosera meristocaulis is a perennial species in the carnivorous plant genus Drosera, the only member of the subgenus Meristocaulis. It is a small, rosette- and branched stem-forming sundew that has many morphological affinities to the Australian ...

                                               

Drosera roraimae

Drosera roraimae is a sundew native to Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela. It was originally described as a variety of Drosera montana before being raised to species rank in 1957. The specific epithet roraimae refers to Mount Roraima, a tepui or table ...

                                               

Drosera sessilifolia

Drosera sessilifolia is a species in the carnivorous plant genus Drosera that is native to Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela and grows in sandy or gravelly soils in seasonal seepages where a thin film of water collects. It produces a rosette of small ...

                                               

Drosera solaris

Drosera solaris is a species of sundew native to the highlands of Guyana. It is thought to be most closely related to Drosera felix and Drosera kaieteurensis.

                                               

Drosera tomentosa

Drosera tomentosa, is a species in the carnivorous plant genus Drosera that is endemic to Brazil. It was originally described in 1824 by Augustin Saint-Hilaire. In 1906, Ludwig Diels reduced the species to a variety of D. montana. Diels taxonomic ...