Erer Mauntain

Markos Hiking & Camping Aug 17, 2021

Erer Mountain is one of the tallest, awesome and majestic mountain near Addis Ababa to the east of town -curtain to the rising sun . The ellivation of the Mountain is 1,950m .This collapsed and dismantled caldera of the summit has a towering rock in its centre which was a former chimney. Mount Erer is a national forest priority area . Many are invited but few are chosen indicate this mountain. The Oromo clans that inhabit western side of the mountain belong to the Gelan while those on the east are the Gembichu and the Ada'a who are also found to the south of the mountain. The Egyptian and Israel priest and monk had been served as a monk here in Canyons of mount yerer . There are a lot attraction to see in yerer Mountain such as Junipers tree which is endemic to Ethiopia, Ecuplatus tree , African King fisher bird , Blue starling , fantailed Raven, pied crow, speckled mouse bird, lappet headed vulture, strioletd bunting bird, group of Warthog, Klipspringer, Velvet monkey, Baboon, deer and so on. This is nice magnificent mountain view, deep canyons, gorges, caves, ridges, highest peak to see the surrounding city such as Bishoftu, lake Babogaya, Hora and Koka dam.

Key biodiversity
A total of 150 bird species has been recorded at this site, five of which are Ethiopian endemics, and many more are Afrotropical Highlands biome species. Of interest among the biome species are Bostrychia carunculata, Agapornis taranta, Tauraco leucotis, Lybius undatus, Zoothera piaggiae, Pseudoalcippe abyssinica, Parophasma galinieri, Parus leuconotus, Oriolus monacha, Corvus crassirostris, Poeoptera stuhlmanni, Onychognathus tenuirostris, Cinnyricinclus sharpii, Cryptospiza salvadorii and Serinus nigriceps. Chilimo forest supports populations of many other important birds including Accipiter melanoleucus, A. tachiro, Buteo buteo, B. oreophilus, Aquila pomarina, A. verreauxii, the poorly known Kaupifalco monogrammicus and the forest specialist Stephanoaetus coronatus.

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