Gambia birds II

Bird photographs from Gambia II

Original photographs taken in Gambia of a range of bird species.

Nikon D810 with 600mm F/5.6 manual focus lens.

Gambia Birds species list

African Darter or snakebird (Anhinga rufa)
African Golden Oriole (Oriolus auratus)
African Green Pigeon (Treron calvus)
African grey hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus)
African grey woodpecker (Dendropicos goertae)
African Harrier Hawk or gymnogene (Polyboroides typus)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
African Palm Swift (Cypsiurus parvus)
African Pied Hornbill (Lophoceros fasciatus)
African pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina picta)
African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus
African thrush or West African thrush (Turdus pelios)
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus), also known as the Senegal wattled plover or simply wattled lapwing
Bearded Barbet (Lybius dubius)
Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchella; formerly placed in the genus Nectarinia)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Black-billed Wood Dove (Turtur abyssinicus)
Blackcap Babbler (Turdoides reinwardtii)
Blacked-necked Weaver (Ploceus nigricollis)
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica)
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)
Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer)
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)
Bronze Mannikin or bronze munia (Lonchura cucullata)
Brown Babbler (Turdoides plebejus)
Brown-throated wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea), also known as the common wattle-eye or scarlet-spectacled wattle-eye
Bruce’s green pigeon (Treron waalia), also known as the yellow-bellied fruit pigeon
Buffalo Weaver
Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)
Common square-tailed drongo (Dicrurus ludwigii)
Double-spurred Francolin (Pternistis bicalcaratus)
Fanti Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne obscura)
Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera)
Fork-tailed Drongo also called the common drongo, African drongo, or savanna drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis)
Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-starling or greater blue-eared glossy-starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus)
Green Turaco or Guinea turaco (Tauraco persa)
Green Wood Hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)
Green-headed Sunbird (Cyanomitra verticalis)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Grey Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus)
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)
Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)
Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)
Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens)
Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)
Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus)
Little Swift (Apus affinis)
Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus)
Long-tailed Cormorant or reed cormorant (Microcarbo africanus)
Long-tailed Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis caudatus)
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus)
Mangrove sunbird or mouse-brown sunbird (Anthreptes gabonicus)
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer griseus), also known as the grey-headed or common grey-headed sparrow
Northern Puffback (Dryoscopus gambensis)
Osprey or western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk
Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) or vulturine fish eagle
Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone)
Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum)
Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus)
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
Pied-winged Swallow (Hirundo leucosoma)
Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Red-billed firefinch or Senegal firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala)
Red-cheeked cordon-bleu or red-cheeked cordonbleu (Uraeginthus bengalus)
Red-chested Swallow (Hirundo lucida)
Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata)
Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike (Campephaga phoenicea)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet
Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)
Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis)
Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus)
Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis)
Shikra (Accipiter badius)
Southern red bishop or red bishop (Euplectes orix)
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker (Dendropicos poecilolaemus)
Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea), or (African) rock pigeon
Splendid Sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigastrus)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus)
Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava)
Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)
Violet Turaco also known as the violaceous plantain eater (Musophaga violacea)
Violet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), also known as the plum-colored starling or amethyst starling
Western plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator), also known as the grey plantain-eater or western grey plantain-eater
Western red-billed hornbill (Tockus kempi)
Western reef heron (Egretta gularis) also called the western reef egret
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
White-backed Night Heron (Gorsachius leuconotus)
White-crested Helmet Shrike (Prionops plumatus), also known as the white helmetshrike
White-faced Scops Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis)
Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus)
Yellow-billed Shrike (Corvinella corvina)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Yellow-crowned Gonolek (Laniarius barbarus)
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus chrysoconus) is a small African barbet formerly known as yellow-fronted tinker barbet.

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