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What

Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 17, 2014 09:52 AM CET

Description

Brikama Ba, Central River Division, The Gambia

Photos / Sounds

What

Fine-spotted Woodpecker Campethera punctuligera

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 19, 2014 10:53 AM UTC

Description

Male on a dead rhun palm in coastal woodland. Near Marakissa River Camp, Marakissa, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fine-spotted Woodpecker Campethera punctuligera

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 19, 2014 08:49 AM UTC

Description

Female. In coastal savanna woodland. Near Marakissa River Camp, Marakissa, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 16, 2014 01:54 PM UTC

Description

Nominate ssp. M. m. metabates. Kaur Wetlands, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 16, 2014 12:39 PM UTC

Description

Kaur Wetlands, Central River Division, The Gambia

Photos / Sounds

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What

African Jacana Actophilornis africanus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 16, 2014 08:58 AM UTC

Description

North Bank Road, S.E. of Wassu, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 04:43 PM UTC

Description

Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Finfoot Podica senegalensis

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 09:49 AM UTC

Description

Juvenile female. River Gambia, Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia

Photos / Sounds

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What

Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 10:24 AM UTC

Description

This big fella was about 1.5m long! River Gambia, Janjanbureh/Georgetown, Central River Division, The Gambia

Photos / Sounds

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What

Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 11:16 AM UTC

Description

Above the banks of the River Gambia. Janjanbureh, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Green Monkey Chlorocebus sabaeus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 08:25 AM UTC

Description

Two juveniles in the early morning light, above the banks of the River Gambia. Janjanbureh, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Long-tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis caudatus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 04:48 PM UTC

Description

A sub-Saharan savanna specialty, found from Senegal to S. Sudan. Janjanbureh/Georgetown, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 10:04 AM UTC

Description

With breakfast.
River Gambia, Janjanbureh/Georgetown, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 09:38 AM UTC

Description

River Gambia, Janjanbureh, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

What

Temminck's Red Colobus Procolobus badius ssp. temminckii

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 08:46 AM UTC

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Watching me from above the north bank of the River Gambia, downstream of Janjanbureh / Georgetown, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 08:37 AM UTC

Description

Adult perched above the River Gambia. Janjanbureh / Georgetown, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 15, 2014 08:12 AM UTC

Description

River Gambia, Janjanbureh, Central River Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 6, 2014 02:22 PM UTC

Description

Female, about to have her afternoon bath. Abuko Nature Reserve, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 6, 2014 12:29 PM UTC

Description

Syn. Ceyx p. pictus. Just 12cm long, this little jewel is a secretive and unobtrusive inhabitant of woodland, savanna and coastal forest. Abuko Nature Reserve, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullata

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 6, 2014 01:48 PM UTC

Description

Spermestes c. cucullatus (Clements Checklist 6.8, 2013). Abuko Nature Reserve, Western Division, The Gambia

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 6, 2014 11:28 AM UTC

Description

Male.These delightful little finches are a common resident of habitation, fields and open savanna. Abuko Nature Reserve, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 9, 2014 11:44 AM UTC

Description

Subspecies D. g. goertae, male. Tujereng Woods, Tujereng, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

White-shouldered Black-Tit Melaniparus guineensis

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 9, 2014 10:39 AM UTC

Description

Tujereng Woods, Tujereng, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 9, 2014 11:02 AM UTC

Description

This rarely seen female is a brood parasite of warblers, sunbirds, flycatchers and white-eyes. Tujereng Woods, Tujereng, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

White-fronted Black-Chat Myrmecocichla albifrons

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 9, 2014 08:28 AM UTC

Description

Male. A bird of open savannah woodland, where they perch in trees and bushes and pounce on prey on the ground. Tujereng Woods, Tujereng, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Striped Ground Squirrel Xerus erythropus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 23, 2014 03:57 PM UTC

Description

These guys are quite large at just over 0.5m in total length, but I mainly saw the tail-end of them as they sprinted away! Abuko Nature Reserve, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gambian Sun Squirrel Heliosciurus gambianus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 7, 2014 09:25 AM UTC

Description

These small tree squirrels are a common sight throughout The Gambia. Tujereng Woods, Tujereng, West Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 6, 2014 02:13 PM UTC

Description

Male. Abuko Nature Reserve, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 4, 2014 12:52 PM UTC

Description

NW African subspecies. These beautiful birds were a frequent sight in coastal areas. Tanji Bird Reserve, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 4, 2014 09:19 AM UTC

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This was eyeing me up on my first solo walk. These very large birds are very common sight in The Gambia. Tanji Bird Reserve, The Gambia.

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Inaturalist database of birds, mammals, plants, inverts, fungi, fishes, amphibians etc. etc. of the Guinean Forests of West Africa, a Global Biodiversity Hotspot. The study area encompasses all of the lowland forests of West Africa, from Guinea and Sierra Leone eastward to the Sanaga River in Cameroon. This includes portions of Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, ...more ↓

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