A small, plump, rufous-brown barred-back falcon, smaller than a Peregrine Falcon, sitting on a wooden stake about 30 cm above the ground in a field at the ICRISAT Sahelian Center that had been prepared for sowing a pearl millet crop management experiment. The large eye with a prominent yellow eye-ring, the black moustachial stripe, and the barred rufous-brown back are diagnostic for this female or juvenile Common Kestrel.
Five Four-Banded Sandgrouse nicely camouflaged in the dry grass alongside an interior road on the ICRISAT Sahelian Center research station at Sadore, approximately 40 km south-southeast of Niamey, Niger (5 km east of the Niamey-Say highway, N27). The group appears to be comprised of one male and four females.
Small hornbill with a red beak and pink facial skin observed in a tree in a courtyard in the office complex at the ICRISAT Sahelian Center. Northern Red-Billed Hornbill.