Lapwings and sunbirds in Gambia

13 February 2012 in Kotu, the Gambia.

Still on the golf course, late in the afternoon.

Splendid sunbird male, the Gambia, 13 February 2012

A male splendid sunbird feeding at red flowers.

Splendid sunbird male, Gambia, 13 February 2012

Splendid sunbird male, golf course, the Gambia, 13 February 2012

Close to it, a swallow-tailed bee-eater. See another photo of that species here.

Swallow-tailed bee-eater, Gambia, 13 February 2012

A black kite (or: a yellow-billed kite?) tries to drive away a hooded vulture.

Double-spurred francolin, the Gambia, 13 February 2012

A double-spurred francolin.

The golf course is separated from the river by mudflats. These attract three lapwing species: spur-winged, black-headed, and African wattled lapwing.

African wattled lapwings, the Gambia, 13 February 2012

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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