Kingfishers and migratory birds in the Gambia

This video says about itself:

Birding in The Gambia, December 2015: Part Four – The South-West

This video is Part Four of five covering a two-week birding trip to The Gambia in December 2015. It covers sites around the south-west including Marakissa River Camp, Darsilami, Kartong and the Allaheim River.

14 February 2012.

We are still near Kartong Bird Observatory in the Gambia.

As we walk back from the beach, two blue-cheeked bee-eaters on a bush.

Cardinal woodpecker, the Gambia, 14 February 2012

A cardinal woodpecker.

Colin Cross says that a sedge warbler from Norway has been found here.

And a Cassin’s honeybird, a first for the Gambia.

318 bird species, half the total of Gambia, have been seen near the observatory; including the brown noddy.

Armitage’s skink also lives near the observatory. This lizard is the only endemic species in the small Gambia.

There are also much bigger reptiles; crocodiles of up to four meter long are said to live in the marsh.

Malachite kingfisher, Kartong Bird Observatory, in the Gambia, 14 February 2012

On a pole in the marsh, a malachite kingfisher.

Sometimes also its bigger relative, the pied kingfisher.

Pied kingfisher, Kartong Bird Observatory, the Gambia, 14 February 2012

A little grebe in the marsh.

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