Photos / Sounds

What

Mackinnon's Shrike Lanius mackinnoni

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 01:01 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Kagwene route, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

This shrike is puzzling to me. I'm inclined to ID it as a Mackinnon's shrike because of the grey back with no white spot on the wings, but it's doesn't have any white on wings. Only shrike this color in range though....

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange-tufted Sunbird Cinnyris bouvieri

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:46 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Kagwene route, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Parapetasia Genus Parapetasia

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:52 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Kagwene route, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange-tufted Sunbird Cinnyris bouvieri

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:37 PM EST

Place

just outside Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Support for N. bouvieri ID: purple forehead patch, purple & chestnut-red breastbands.

Photos / Sounds

P1010804

What

dark-capped bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:38 PM EST

Place

just outside Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P1010744

What

African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 11:31 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

female?

Photos / Sounds

P1010767

What

Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 11:58 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Hard to tell with crappy photo, but I think the dark head, grey back, bright yellow belly, and pale bill support a dark-backed weaver ID.

Photos / Sounds

What

flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 11:54 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Common flowering plant in montane pasture and open area.

Photos / Sounds

What

sunbirds Family Nectariniidae

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:01 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Drab with lemon pectoral tufts?

Photos / Sounds

What

flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:07 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Tree near the Kagwene border.

Photos / Sounds

What

perching birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:02 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Forest edge with pasture. A bit different look than the commonly seen dark capped bulbul.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 11:38 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P1010760

What

Pied Crow Corvus albus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 11:42 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

perching birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 11:16 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Some drab widowbird, finch, or bunting?

Photos / Sounds

What

Hawks and Allies Family Accipitridae

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 11:27 AM EST

Place

around Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure what this is, but it was a striking brown raptor soaring in the hills that I think I saw it a couple times. A pale line visible on edge of tail?

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 10:56 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Forest edge along pasture.

Not 100% confident of this ID, particularly because I don't have a shot of the rump.

Photos / Sounds

What

Carpenter Bees (Genus Xylocopa) Genus Xylocopa

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 12:53 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Large bee, maybe a carpenter bee (Xylocopa)?

Photos / Sounds

What

grey-headed kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 03:45 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Location approximate (no GPS) but on forest edge of pasture.

Photos / Sounds

What

Waller's Starling (Onychognathus walleri) Onychognathus walleri

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 02:21 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Black bird pair

Photos / Sounds

What

Bannerman's Weaver Ploceus bannermani

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 02:23 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Another option, besides Bannerman's, is Heuglin's masked weaver, but range isn't perfect and top wing is a uniform olive.

Fungi

Photos / Sounds

What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 08:50 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

No idea what this is, but the people I was with were enthusiastic collectors of this fungus, growing on a decaying log. Good food, apparently.

Photos / Sounds

What

snakes Suborder Serpentes

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 02:46 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Dead snake, caught in a snare, and exhibiting decay of >1 week (probably more). Snare was set for bushmeat species (e.g., duikers, porcupines), the snake is bycatch. I was told that a minority of people will eat snake, it is not a preferred species. Snare set-up visible in two of the photos.

Forest cobra? Mamba?

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Khaya

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 02:18 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

African mahogany. Interesting pattern underneath peeling of bark: the result of some sort of insect?

Photos / Sounds

What

flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 12:48 PM EST

Place

6.13002..., 9.75036... (Google, OSM)

Description

Pretty little yellow flowers in this circle-leafed ground plant.

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Kassina Genus Kassina

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 12:26 PM EST

Place

6.13027..., 9.75014... (Google, OSM)

Description

tadpole & metamorph: if different species, then I will split.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bannerman's Weaver Ploceus bannermani

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 07:17 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Montane species. No photo of the back, but I think this might be the only option in range with a all-yellow belly, moderate black mask, and yellow eyes. Endemic.

Photos / Sounds

What

flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 07:13 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P1010328

What

dark-capped bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 07:16 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Squirrels & Allies Family Sciuridae

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 07:26 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 07:24 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Nothing else like it: the mask, the black belly.

Photos / Sounds

P1010335

What

perching birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

muir

Date

February 17, 2012 07:18 AM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Spiders (Order Araneae) Order Araneae

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 07:32 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P1010187

What

Domestic Goat Capra hircus

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 02:45 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Livestock inside Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.

Photos / Sounds

P1010195

What

African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 02:59 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

female

Photos / Sounds

What

Domesticated Cattle Bos taurus

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 03:39 PM EST

Place

Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Livestock inside Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 01:14 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Kagwene route, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Very common, but the first one seen of the trip is always a treat.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro [inactive]

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 01:15 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Kagwene route, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Tough without the frontal shot, but the slate grey back, yellow eyes, and white tail tip suggest African goshawk? Not 100% confident of this ID.

Photos / Sounds

What

Rainbow Agama Agama agama

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 01:37 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Kagwene route, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

female

Photos / Sounds

P1010133

What

Estrildinae Family Estrildidae

Observer

muir

Date

February 16, 2012 01:16 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Kagwene route, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

God knows what this is, but it has the look of an estrildid finch. Red rump, olive-brown back, and a yellow-tinged lower belly: my best guess is a orange-cheeked waxbill (Estrilda melpoda).

Photos / Sounds

What

dark-capped bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 01:49 PM EST

Place

just outside Njikwa, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 02:30 PM EST

Place

Njikwa-Bamenda road, cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

on cattle in highlands

Photos / Sounds

What

dark-capped bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 01:41 PM EST

Place

Outside Njikwa, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

in cornfield

Photos / Sounds

What

African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 01:22 PM EST

Place

trail to Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, outside Njikwa, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

The most common bird seen in area.

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Orthetrum Genus Orthetrum

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 01:34 PM EST

Place

trail to Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, outside Njikwa, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 18, 2012 01:13 PM EST

Place

trail to Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, outside Njikwa, Cameroon (Google, OSM)

Description

Only bee-eater saw on trip.