Birds of Gambian ricefields


3 February 2012.

After yesterday, today to the ricefields.

First, the bus passes through Serrekunda, the biggest city in Gambia. Pied crows sitting on billboards and buildings. Black (and/or yellow-billed?) kites and hooded vultures flying.

In a palm grove near the ricefields: blue-spotted wood dove.

Red-cheeked cordon-bleu on a field.

Red-cheeked cordon-blue

Red-cheeked cordon-blue

Spur-winged plover.

Cattle egret.

A whimbrel calls.

Squacco heron.

A bearded barbet.

A striated heron. A western reef heron.

Western reef heron

Long-tailed cormorant.

Green wood-hoopoe in a leafless tree top.

In a pond: African spoonbill, great egret, grey heron and western reef heron.

A bit further, a little bittern.

Painted snipe.

Purple heron.

Greenshank.

A black heron doing its umbrella thing.

Black crake.

A palmnut vulture flying.

Two Senegal parrots flying.

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