Gambian river birds


Wednesday 8 February.

After our arrival in Tendaba, a night’s sleep there (with a frog in the bathroom).

Today, from Tendaba to Janjanbureh, formerly called Georgetown, more to the east in the Gambia.

8:03: hooded vultures on a parking lot near the ferry across the Gambia river. The ferry is too small for the long queues of waiting lorries.

Abyssinian roller in Gambia, February 2012

Beautiful Abyssianian rollers, common birds in the Gambia, are present.

Abyssinian roller in the Gambia, February 2012

Abyssinian roller, Gambia, February 2012

Abyssinian roller, look at the tail, in the Gambia, February 2012

On the bank of the Gambia river, great egret, grey heron, western reef heron.

On the boats on the bank, hamerkops and a squacco heron look for fish waste.

Squacco heron on boat, Gambia river, 8 February 2012

Hamerkop, Gambia river, 8 February 2012

The ferry brings us to the northern river bank at last. Antlion pitfalls in the sand.

An Abyssinian roller on this bank as well.

A desert cisticola.

A brown-necked parrot flies out of a tree.

A chestnut-backed sparrow-lark.

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