Large leguminous tree with thick trunk (can read >1 m), small pinnately compound leaves, and many thorns. Fruit orange. Provides nesting sites for at least four species of birds at present including Abdim's stork, village weaver, white-billed buffalo weave and chestnut-bellied starling.
Second of three painted turtles encountered on this warm mi-day walk.
Approximately 5-7 inches carapace length. Stained by water. A leech was not yet attached and I removed it.
Tentatively, a male, on account of long front claws and long tail(?). Not certain.
Check date, could also be 2003-06-28.