Thursday, 3 November 2016

Birds of Senegal

So the trip to Senegal was all about the birds. I presented in the ringing symposium, organised by Dieter Oschadleus of SAFRING, who has summarised the event nicely here:

Here are some highlights of the trip; with photos from around Dakar, the Sahel to the north with Turaco Birding, and then a few days in the woodlands to the east, each with its own special avifauna.

Beautiful Sunbird

Black-headed heron

Purple Swamphen and a Black Crake admire their reflections

Black-headed Weaver

Black Tern (non-breeding)

Black Scrub Robin

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, juv

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Black-billed Wood Dove

Brown-throated Wattle-eye

Caspian Tern

Common Redshank 
Common Ringed Plover

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Crested Lark

Cut-throat Finch


African Finfoot

Woodchat Shrike

Grey-headed Kingfisher

Sudan Golden Sparrow

Grasshopper Warbler

Grey Heron and friends

African Grey Hornbill


Laughing Dove

Allen's (Lesser) Swamphen

Little Bee-eater

Little Egrets

Long-tailed Starling

Female Northern Wheatear


Great White Pelican

Python swallowing a roller, possibly juvenile Abyssinian 
Red-billed Firefinch

Red-billed Quelea

Red-throated Bee-eater

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Ruddy Turnstone


Something special about seeing Senegal Coucal in Senegal

Senegal Parrot

Senegal Thick-knee

Juvenile Short-toed Snake-eagle

Spur-winged Lapwing

Stone Curlew

Variable Sunbird

Vieillot's Barbet

Village Indigobird

Village Weaver, male

Village Weaver, female

Several Hooded Vulture, and a White-backed Vulture

Wattled Plover

White-breasted Cormorant

Western-banded Snake-eagle

Whiskered Tern

Western Red-billed Hornbill

Western Reef Heron

Yellow-billed Kite

Orange-breasted (Zebra) Waxbill

Black Kite

Hooded Vulture

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