PART 2 Birds F - O for falcons, gulls, herons, kingfishers, etc.
PART 1 Birds A - E for Bee-eaters, cuckoos, eagles, egrets, etc.
PART 3 Birds P - S for rollers, snake-eagles, starlings, sunbirds, etc.
PART 4 Birds T - Z for terns, warblers, vultures, etc.
|Falcon - lanner. Fairly common.|
|Firefinch - red-billed. Male. Quite common. Female is also pretty.|
|Firefinch - red-billed. Female. What a handsome pair of birds!|
|Fish-eagle - African.|
|Flycatcher - Northern black. Quite a large flycatcher.|
|Gonolek - common. What an amazing voice this bird had. Quite electric.|
|Goshawk - dark chanting - juvenile.|
|Greenbul - little. Very elusive. Lives in the forest canopy.|
|Green-pigeon - African. Here with a blue-breasted roller.|
|Green-pigeon - Bruce's. Who was Bruce then?|
|Greenshank - common. I know its common here too but I like them!|
|Gull - grey-headed. The Gambian equivalent of our black-headed.|
|Gull - Kelp. A very large gull. Same size as greater black-backed.|
|Gull - slender-billed|
|Gull - yellow-legged. Quite a rarity in the Gambia.|
|Hamerkop. In a class of it's own - literally!|
|Harrier-hawk - African. A majestic bird.|
|Helmetshrike - white. Doesn't this look like achild's toy?|
|Heron - black-headed|
|Heron - goliath. Certainly lives up to its name. 1.50 m tall. wingspan 180-210 cm|
|Heron - purple|
|Heron - striated|
|Hornbill - African grey|
|Hornbill - African pied|
|Hornbill - red-billed|
|Ibis - hadada|
|Indigobird - village. Juvenile. Adult is very dark with a pink bill.|
|Jacana - African|
|Kestrel - grey. A handsome raptor.|
|Kingfisher - African pygmy. Doesn't fish. Lives on insects.|
|Kingfisher - blue-breasted. Just couldn't get a picture showing its blue breast!|
|Kingfisher - giant. The largest in the world.|
|Kingfisher - grey-headed. Not common.|
|Kingfisher - malachite. Nearest kingfisher to our own native species|
|Kingfisher - pied. Abundant, noisy, argumentative.|
|Kingfisher - striped. Another generally non-fishing species.|
|Kingfisher - woodland. Also doesn't generally fish.|
|Kite - black. Our own type. Note black tip to yellow bill.|
|Kite - yellow-billed. Note all yellow bill.|
|Lark - crested|
|Mannikin - bronze. Female above. They looked lovely on these millet plants.|
|Night-heron - black-crowned|
|Nightjar - standard-winged. Female so no streamers.|
Stayed put while light was shined on it.
|Oriole - African golden. Male.|
|Osprey which had a large fish.|
|Owl - Northern white-faced. Look at those eyes!!|
|Owlet - pearl-spotted. Caused havoc when it flew into a tree.|
All the local birds united to try and get it!
|Oxpecker - yellow-billed. On a cow's nose. |
They eat tics and other unwanted parasites.
The next part is:PART 3 Birds P - S for rollers, snake-eagles, starlings, sunbirds, etc.