These striped caterpillars were devouring this plant
Some sort of tinker barbet (yes BirdLife treats the african barbets in the toucan family which sort of bugs me)
need to figure out which of the 'sun squirrels' this is
yes! so common in Tai you almost forget how spectacular these guys are
Subspecies P. badius badius. These guys were going crazy with alarm calls because they were being hunted by chimps.
I could be wrong here, but they were in noisy little groups like the African babblers I've seen, sorry for the bad photo
couldn't get a good picture of these little flitty canopy birds with red tails
feasting on this poor little plant
need to look this one up
widely sold as escargot in markets, its really bush meat
need to ID this guy
one of the only common birds in the understory
I was extremely privileged to be able to be the first American to enter the park since the new Disney Chimpanzee movie was released. But because I didn't undergo the required 5 day quarantine before seeing the chimps (to avoid passing them fatal respiratory viruses), I was not permitted to enter the Tai Chimp Project area. We were looking for sooty mangabeys in the Tai Monkey Project area about 4km away from the Chimp Project, and the chimps came in to hunt Red Colobus. This is the same group that was filmed in the movie - can't say how lucky this sighting was and what a privilege it was.
One of the guys helping me catch frogs could do this great trick where we'd turn off our flashlights and he'd make this grunty call and when we turned the lights back on , one of these would be attracted right next to us.
Found in the forest during the day. Tentative ID based on a similar critter pictured here:
(Thanks to Mark-Oliver Roedel for the ID)