Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small brown and white finch with red band below white throat.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small finch-like bird with blue face and breast. Male had small red cheek patch.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Chunky sparrow with grey head, white throat patch, and chestnut-brown wings and back.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Male largely green, with long tail streamers, and yellow-sided red chest band.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Large, dark starling with prominent, long tail.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Large, blue starling with prominent yellow eye and blue nape. No chestnut color visible on belly or tail.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Yellow-crowned Gonolek Laniarius barbarus

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Pair of medium-large, brightly colored birds with red bellies and bright yellow crowns. In stream-side trees along a rivulet feeding in to the Niger River. Poor photo, but enough for positive ID.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small, grey-backed, green-winged bird, similar in appearance to a small flycatcher. Very active, frequently cocking its tail and flitting from branch to branch in road-side shrubs between some small palms and a mango tree, not far from the river's edge. No photo!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Dark-capped bulbul with a cream=white vent and bubbly, cheerful call.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

White-breasted crow. unmistakable.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Larger than red-billed hornbill. Drab grey-brown, with white eye-stripe and cream stripe at the base of the bill. Plaintive cry similar to that of a raptor.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Red-billed hornbill

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small, green-backed bee-eater with green throat and prominent central tail streamers.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Merops pusillus Merops pusillus

Observer

milletman

Date

June 24, 2012

Description

Small green-backed bee-eater with yellow throat and black collar. No white on face.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Noisy light-blue roller with long tail streamers

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

A pair of medium-large kingfishers with grey heads and chestnut bellies, and prominent orange-red bills, photographed repeatedly in treetops along the Niger River.

Photos / Sounds

What

Alcedo cristata Corythornis cristatus

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

A pair of small, blue kingfishers, with prominent white ear patches, white throats, and orange-red bills were photographed sitting on boulders along the edge of the Niger River.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small groups of very slender, pale grey-brown swifts flying overhead, with long, thin wings, and long and deeply forked tails. Many palms growing in fields and along the river.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

White-bellied stork with prominent blue face markings feeding in a shallow ephemeral pond a short distance from the river.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Heron Butorides striata

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small, plump, dark heron, with black cap, yellow legs, and a hunched posture. Photographed on boulders in the Niger River.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small reddish-brown dove with prominent black collar, and light-cream/beige colored tips to tail feather.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Small reddish-brown dove with checkered throat patch and grey leading edges of wings that are clearly visible when at rest. No black collar.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Observer

milletman

Date

June 24, 2012

Description

Rose-ringed parakeet, green with prominent long, pointed tail (blue on top, yellow below) and hooked red beak. Unmistakable.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Grey Plantain-eater Crinifer piscator

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

Large, noisy grey bird with dark head, prominent yellow beak, and white bands on the wings and sides of tail. No photo of this observation, but unmistakable.

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus

Observer

milletman

Date

June 30, 2012

Description

A small-bodied night jar with a long tail, and prominent cream wingbar and white throat band that is clearly visible when the bird is at rest on the ground. It is extremely well camouflaged and I only found it by accidently flushing it while walking though a gravel-mulched bit of thorn scrub. It then landed a short distance away and I was able to photograph it and show it to two of my companions.