13 February 2012 in Kotu, the Gambia.
Still on the golf course, late in the afternoon.
A male splendid sunbird feeding at red flowers.
Close to it, a swallow-tailed bee-eater. See another photo of that species here.
A black kite (or: a yellow-billed kite?) tries to drive away a hooded vulture.
The golf course is separated from the river by mudflats. These attract three lapwing species: spur-winged, black-headed, and African wattled lapwing.
Their smaller relative, the ringed plover, is present as well.
So are their bigger, more distant, relatives, whimbrel and Senegal thick-knee.
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Thank you! Though the Gambia is a small country, there are over 600 bird species.
Impressive! A real wealth of nature.
The golf course was near a river estuary with mangroves. That means much wildlife. Some mangrove has been destroyed in the Gambia, but some re-planting is going on now.
Interesting news. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome, like always 🙂 The firefinch photo, my avatar, was taken in the Gambia as well.
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