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The Gambia / Gambia




A selection of photos taken during several trips to The Gambia.
From 2-16 Februari 2011 and from 1-15 Februari 2012.
From the 6th until the 13th of July 2012.
The weather was fantastic, with just two short rainshowers in the afternoon.
And from 10-18 Februari 2013 and 6-22 Februari 2014.


I have now seen around 360 birds, and many other Animals and Insects.

With many thanks to the guides: Modou Jarju, Modou Taal, Sheikh Tijan Gibba, Wandi Touray, Modou Saidy, Fatou Trawally, Fatou Manneh, Yankuba Tamba, Doctor Owl, our drivers:
Demba and Moussa for driving us safely around, and many other nice Gambians!!
Also thanks to Colin Cross and Binta Janneh of the Kartong Bird Observatory and Han Bouwmeester for letting me hire his bird hide.

PLEASE PUT PHOTO SIZE OPTION TO ORIGINAL SIZE, FOR BEST VIEWING.
Great White Pelican / Roze pelikaan
Great White Pelican / Roze pelikaan
Little bee-eater / Dwergbijeneter
Little bee-eater / Dwergbijeneter
Egyptian plover / Krokodilwachter
Egyptian plover / Krokodilwachter
Black heron / Zwarte reiger
Black heron / Zwarte reiger
Yellow-billed oxpecker / Geelsnavelossenpikker
Yellow-billed oxpecker / Geelsnavelossenpikker
Namaqua Dove / Maskerduif
Namaqua Dove / Maskerduif
Kartong Bird Observatory
Kartong Bird Observatory
Kartong Bird Observatory with Colin and Binta
Kartong Bird Observatory with Colin and Binta
Zizina antanossa
Zizina antanossa
Modou Jarju aka Best Boy (the Guide)
Modou Jarju aka Best Boy (the Guide)
Chamaeleo gracilis / Graceful Chameleon
Chamaeleo gracilis / Graceful Chameleon
African fish eagle / Afrikaanse zeearend
African fish eagle / Afrikaanse zeearend
Lesser-crested tern / Bengaalse stern
Lesser-crested tern / Bengaalse stern
Caspian tern / Reuzenstern
Caspian tern / Reuzenstern
Sanderling / Drieteenstrandloper
Sanderling / Drieteenstrandloper
Western grey plantaineater / Grijze Bananeneter
Western grey plantaineater / Grijze Bananeneter
Broadbilled roller / Breedbekscharrelaar
Broadbilled roller / Breedbekscharrelaar
Senegal Coucal / Senegalese Spoorkoekoek
Senegal Coucal / Senegalese Spoorkoekoek
Green Monkey / Groene meerkat
Green Monkey / Groene meerkat
African mourning dove / Treurtortel
African mourning dove / Treurtortel
Greater-Painted Snipe / Goudsnip
Greater-Painted Snipe / Goudsnip
Grey-headed kingfisher / Grijskopijsvogel
Grey-headed kingfisher / Grijskopijsvogel
Pearl-spotted owlet / Geparelde dwerguil
Pearl-spotted owlet / Geparelde dwerguil
Northern White-faced Owl / Noordelijke witwangdwergooruil
Northern White-faced Owl / Noordelijke witwangdwergooruil
Verreaux's Eagle Owl / Verreaux-oehoe
Verreaux's Eagle Owl / Verreaux-oehoe
Greyish Eagle owl / Grijze oehoe
Greyish Eagle owl / Grijze oehoe
Wheeling Glider / Tramea basilaris
Wheeling Glider / Tramea basilaris
Speckled pigeon / Guinese duif
Speckled pigeon / Guinese duif
Tendaba Camp
Tendaba Camp
Tendaba Camp
Tendaba Camp
African Wattled Lapwing / Lelkievit
African Wattled Lapwing / Lelkievit
Blackheaded lapwing / Zwartkopkievit
Blackheaded lapwing / Zwartkopkievit
Northern Green Bush Snake / Philothamnus irregularis
Northern Green Bush Snake / Philothamnus irregularis
Brufut
Brufut
Variegated grasshopper / Zonocerus variegatus
Variegated grasshopper / Zonocerus variegatus
Grizzled Pintail / Priemstaartje
Grizzled Pintail / Priemstaartje
Village weaver / Grote textorwever
Village weaver / Grote textorwever
Citrus Swallowtail / Lemoenvlinder
Citrus Swallowtail / Lemoenvlinder
Glossy-backed Drongo / Treurdrongo
Glossy-backed Drongo / Treurdrongo
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu / Blauwfazantje
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu / Blauwfazantje
Dark Blue Pansy / Junonia oenone
Dark Blue Pansy / Junonia oenone
Looking for birds in the Tendaba Mabgrove's
Looking for birds in the Tendaba Mabgrove's
African Finfoot / Watertrapper
African Finfoot / Watertrapper
Spectacled Skimmer / Orthetrum icteromelas
Spectacled Skimmer / Orthetrum icteromelas
Senegal thicknee / Senegalese Griel
Senegal thicknee / Senegalese Griel
Laughing dove / Palmtortel
Laughing dove / Palmtortel
Zitting cisticola / Graszanger
Zitting cisticola / Graszanger
Warthog / Knobbelzwijn
Warthog / Knobbelzwijn
Long-tailed glossy starling / Langstaartglansspreeuw
Long-tailed glossy starling / Langstaartglansspreeuw
White-faced whistling duck / Witwangfluiteend
White-faced whistling duck / Witwangfluiteend
Long-tailed nightjar / Mozambikaanse Nachtzwaluw
Long-tailed nightjar / Mozambikaanse Nachtzwaluw
Pied Kingfisher / Bonte IJsvogel
Pied Kingfisher / Bonte IJsvogel
Shikra
Shikra
Sheikh Tijan Gibba helping us out finding some good birds
Sheikh Tijan Gibba helping us out finding some good birds
African Swamphen / Smaragdpurperkoet
African Swamphen / Smaragdpurperkoet
Avocet / Kluut
Avocet / Kluut
African Jacana / Afrikaanse lelieloper
African Jacana / Afrikaanse lelieloper
Lookig for birds at Tendaba Mangroves
Lookig for birds at Tendaba Mangroves
Hamerkop
Hamerkop
Squacco Heron / Ralreiger
Squacco Heron / Ralreiger
Hooded vulture / Kapgier
Hooded vulture / Kapgier
Swamp flycatcher / Moerasvliegenvanger
Swamp flycatcher / Moerasvliegenvanger
Long-tailed cormorant / Afrikaanse dwergaalscholver
Long-tailed cormorant / Afrikaanse dwergaalscholver
Desert grey shrike / Woestijnklapekster (Lanius elegans)
Desert grey shrike / Woestijnklapekster (Lanius elegans)
White-fronted Plover / Vale strandplevier
White-fronted Plover / Vale strandplevier
Beautiful sunbird / FeeŽnhoningzuiger
Beautiful sunbird / FeeŽnhoningzuiger
Ochre Spreadwing / Lestes Ochraceus
Ochre Spreadwing / Lestes Ochraceus
Spio Grizzled Skipper / Spialia spio
Spio Grizzled Skipper / Spialia spio
Chevron-throated dwarf gecko / Lygodactylus gutturalis
Chevron-throated dwarf gecko / Lygodactylus gutturalis
Tarucus rosaceus / Groot christusdoornblauwtje
Tarucus rosaceus / Groot christusdoornblauwtje
Blue basker / Blauwe zonlibel
Blue basker / Blauwe zonlibel
Common stick grashopper / Acrida acuminata
Common stick grashopper / Acrida acuminata
Bronze mannikin / Gewoon Ekstertje
Bronze mannikin / Gewoon Ekstertje
Modou Jarju searching for something good
Modou Jarju searching for something good
Black stork / Zwarte ooievaar
Black stork / Zwarte ooievaar
Common agama / Kolonisten Agaam
Common agama / Kolonisten Agaam
Slender-billed gull / Dunbekmeeuw
Slender-billed gull / Dunbekmeeuw
African Thrush / Pelioslijster
African Thrush / Pelioslijster
Yellow -legged gull / Geelpootmeeuw
Yellow -legged gull / Geelpootmeeuw
Purple roller / Roodkruinscharrelaar
Purple roller / Roodkruinscharrelaar
Black Percher / Moriaantje
Black Percher / Moriaantje
Wire-tailed Swallow / Roodkruinzwaluw
Wire-tailed Swallow / Roodkruinzwaluw
Abyssinian Roller / Sahel scharrelaar
Abyssinian Roller / Sahel scharrelaar
Malachite Kingfisher / Kleine gekuifde ijsvogel
Malachite Kingfisher / Kleine gekuifde ijsvogel
Flappetlark / Ratelleeuwerik
Flappetlark / Ratelleeuwerik
Brown babbler / Sahelbabbelaar
Brown babbler / Sahelbabbelaar
Savannah Pied Pierrot / Tuxenitius cretosus nodieri
Savannah Pied Pierrot / Tuxenitius cretosus nodieri
African Giant kingfisher / Afrikaanse Reuzenijsvogel
African Giant kingfisher / Afrikaanse Reuzenijsvogel
Pyrgomorpha vignaudi
Pyrgomorpha vignaudi
Hippopotamus / Nijlpaard
Hippopotamus / Nijlpaard
Grey Kestrel / Grijze torenvalk
Grey Kestrel / Grijze torenvalk
Turtle dove / Zomertortel
Turtle dove / Zomertortel
African harrier hawk / Kaalkopkiekendief
African harrier hawk / Kaalkopkiekendief
Yellow-billed kite / Geelsnavelwouw
Yellow-billed kite / Geelsnavelwouw
Little egret / Kleine zilverreiger
Little egret / Kleine zilverreiger
Common Orange / Ceriagrion glabrum
Common Orange / Ceriagrion glabrum
Fine-spotted woodpecker / Stippelspecht
Fine-spotted woodpecker / Stippelspecht
Variable Sunbird / Ornaathoningzuiger
Variable Sunbird / Ornaathoningzuiger
Striped kingfisher / Gestreepte ijsvogel
Striped kingfisher / Gestreepte ijsvogel
Purple glossy starling / Purperglansspreeuw
Purple glossy starling / Purperglansspreeuw
Yellow-crowned gonolek / Goudkapfiscaal
Yellow-crowned gonolek / Goudkapfiscaal
Acraea pseudegina
Acraea pseudegina
Whimbrel / Regenwulp
Whimbrel / Regenwulp
Hudsonian whimbrel / Amerikaanse regenwulp
Hudsonian whimbrel / Amerikaanse regenwulp
Gambian Sun Squirrel / Kleine zonne-eekhoorn
Gambian Sun Squirrel / Kleine zonne-eekhoorn
African black crake / Zwart Poseleinhoen
African black crake / Zwart Poseleinhoen
Crested Lark ssp senegallensis / Kuifleeuwerik ssp senegallensis
Crested Lark ssp senegallensis / Kuifleeuwerik ssp senegallensis
West African crocodile / West Afrikaanse krokodil
West African crocodile / West Afrikaanse krokodil
Puff-adder / Poffadder
Puff-adder / Poffadder
Standard-winged nightjar / Viervleugelnachtzwaluw
Standard-winged nightjar / Viervleugelnachtzwaluw
Standard-winged nightjar / Viervleugelnachtzwaluw
Standard-winged nightjar / Viervleugelnachtzwaluw
Little green bee-eater / Kleine groene bijeneter
Little green bee-eater / Kleine groene bijeneter
African Caper White / Belenois aurota
African Caper White / Belenois aurota
Northern Red Bishop / Oranje Wever
Northern Red Bishop / Oranje Wever
Woodchat shrike / Roodkopklauwier
Woodchat shrike / Roodkopklauwier
Temminck's Courser / Temmincks renvogel
Temminck's Courser / Temmincks renvogel
Great white heron / Grote zilverreiger
Great white heron / Grote zilverreiger
Dancing Acraea / Acraea serena
Dancing Acraea / Acraea serena
African green manthis / Sphodromantis viridis
African green manthis / Sphodromantis viridis
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater / Zwaluwstaartbijeneter
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater / Zwaluwstaartbijeneter
White-shouldered Black Tit / Guinese Mees
White-shouldered Black Tit / Guinese Mees
White-fronted Black-Chat / Witkapmiertapuit
White-fronted Black-Chat / Witkapmiertapuit
Bronze-tailed glossy starling / Bronsstaart glansspreeuw
Bronze-tailed glossy starling / Bronsstaart glansspreeuw
Yellow-billed stork / Afrikaanse nimmerzat
Yellow-billed stork / Afrikaanse nimmerzat
Marabou Stork / Marabou
Marabou Stork / Marabou
Grey heron / Blauwe reiger
Grey heron / Blauwe reiger
Brown-flanked skink / Bruinflank skink
Brown-flanked skink / Bruinflank skink
Guinea Skimmer / Orthetrum guineense
Guinea Skimmer / Orthetrum guineense
Clawless otter / Kaapse otter
Clawless otter / Kaapse otter
Klaas's cuckoo / Klaaskoekoek
Klaas's cuckoo / Klaaskoekoek
The Guineafowl / Hamanumida daedalus
The Guineafowl / Hamanumida daedalus
Dark-chanting goshawk / Donkere zanghavik
Dark-chanting goshawk / Donkere zanghavik
Grasshopper Buzzard / Sprinkhaanbuizerd
Grasshopper Buzzard / Sprinkhaanbuizerd
Black-winged kite / Grijze wouw
Black-winged kite / Grijze wouw
Brown snake eagle / Bruine slangenarend
Brown snake eagle / Bruine slangenarend
Osprey / Visarend
Osprey / Visarend
Tawny eagle / Savannearend
Tawny eagle / Savannearend
Little swift / Huisgierzwaluw
Little swift / Huisgierzwaluw
African Palm Swift / Afrikaanse palmgierzwaluw
African Palm Swift / Afrikaanse palmgierzwaluw
Didric Cuckoo / Diederikkoekoek
Didric Cuckoo / Diederikkoekoek
Brown-necked Parrot / Bruinnekpapegaai
Brown-necked Parrot / Bruinnekpapegaai
Grey-headed Gull / Grijskopmeeuw
Grey-headed Gull / Grijskopmeeuw
Kelp Gull / Kelpmeeuw
Kelp Gull / Kelpmeeuw
Kotu Bridge area
Kotu Bridge area
Tanji Beach
Tanji Beach
Wandering glider / Wereldzwerver
Wandering glider / Wereldzwerver
Striated heron / Mangrove reiger
Striated heron / Mangrove reiger
Blackcap babbler / Zwartkapbabbelaar
Blackcap babbler / Zwartkapbabbelaar
Nile monitor / Nijlvaraan
Nile monitor / Nijlvaraan
African Pygmy Kingfisher / Afrikaanse dwergijsvogel
African Pygmy Kingfisher / Afrikaanse dwergijsvogel
African cuckoo / Afrikaanse koekoek
African cuckoo / Afrikaanse koekoek
Leaden Ciliate Blue / Anthene amarah
Leaden Ciliate Blue / Anthene amarah
Intermediate heron / Middelste zilverreiger
Intermediate heron / Middelste zilverreiger
Red billed fire finch / Vuurvink
Red billed fire finch / Vuurvink
Abuko
Abuko
Red Basker / Urothemis assignata
Red Basker / Urothemis assignata
Western reef heron / Westelijke rifreiger
Western reef heron / Westelijke rifreiger
Tendaba
Tendaba
Double-spurred Francolin / Barbijse frankolijn
Double-spurred Francolin / Barbijse frankolijn
Chestnut-bellied starling / Roodbuikglansspreeuw
Chestnut-bellied starling / Roodbuikglansspreeuw
Junonia orithya madagascariensis / Blue Pansy / Blue Pansy
Junonia orithya madagascariensis / Blue Pansy / Blue Pansy
Bush Charaxes / Charaxes achaemenes
Bush Charaxes / Charaxes achaemenes
Hoopoe / Hop
Hoopoe / Hop
Black-billed wood dove / Zwartsnavelduif
Black-billed wood dove / Zwartsnavelduif
Sky-blue cupid / Chilades eleusis
Sky-blue cupid / Chilades eleusis
Red-throated bee-eater / Roodkeelbijeneter
Red-throated bee-eater / Roodkeelbijeneter
Common Hairstreak / Hypolycaena philippus philippus
Common Hairstreak / Hypolycaena philippus philippus
African Finfoot / Watertrapper
African Finfoot / Watertrapper
Whistling cisticola / Fluitgraszanger
Whistling cisticola / Fluitgraszanger
Belenois creona
Belenois creona
White Lady Swallowtail / Graphium angolanus
White Lady Swallowtail / Graphium angolanus
Northern Black Flycatcher / Senegalese Drongovliegenvanger
Northern Black Flycatcher / Senegalese Drongovliegenvanger
Green woodhoopoe / Groene kakelaar
Green woodhoopoe / Groene kakelaar
Mylothris chloris
Mylothris chloris
Tendaba nursery school
Tendaba nursery school
Tendaba nursery school
Tendaba nursery school
Senegal Emperor Scorpion / Senegalese reuzenschorpioen
Senegal Emperor Scorpion / Senegalese reuzenschorpioen
Tawny-flanked prinia / Roestflankprinia
Tawny-flanked prinia / Roestflankprinia
Atlantic mudskipper / Berberse slijkspringer
Atlantic mudskipper / Berberse slijkspringer
Guinea baboon / Bruine baviaan
Guinea baboon / Bruine baviaan
Temminck's Red Colobus / Temmincks Rode Franjeaap
Temminck's Red Colobus / Temmincks Rode Franjeaap
Patas monkey / Huzaaraap
Patas monkey / Huzaaraap
Red-billed Quelea / Roodbekwever
Red-billed Quelea / Roodbekwever
Striped Ground Squirrel / Afrikaanse grondeekhoorn
Striped Ground Squirrel / Afrikaanse grondeekhoorn
Blue-spotted wood dove / Staalvlekduif
Blue-spotted wood dove / Staalvlekduif
Lizard buzzard / Hagedisbuizerd
Lizard buzzard / Hagedisbuizerd
African Hawk-Eagle / Afrikaanse havikarend
African Hawk-Eagle / Afrikaanse havikarend
Pink-backed pelikan / Kleine pelikaan
Pink-backed pelikan / Kleine pelikaan
African Spoonbil / Afrikaanse Lepelaar
African Spoonbil / Afrikaanse Lepelaar
Glossy ibis / Zwarte ibis
Glossy ibis / Zwarte ibis
Spur-winged plover / Sporenkievit
Spur-winged plover / Sporenkievit
Woolly-necked stork / Bisschopsooievaar
Woolly-necked stork / Bisschopsooievaar
Goliath heron / Reuzenreiger
Goliath heron / Reuzenreiger
Cattle Egret / Koereiger
Cattle Egret / Koereiger
Black-crowned night-heron / Kwak
Black-crowned night-heron / Kwak
African darter / Afrikaanse slangenhalsvogel
African darter / Afrikaanse slangenhalsvogel
Curlew sandpiper / Krombekstrandloper
Curlew sandpiper / Krombekstrandloper
White-breasted Cormorant / Witborstaalscholver
White-breasted Cormorant / Witborstaalscholver
Black-Winged stilt / Steltkluut
Black-Winged stilt / Steltkluut
Common sandpiper / Oeverloper
Common sandpiper / Oeverloper
Palmnut vulture / Palmgier
Palmnut vulture / Palmgier
Armitage's Cylindrical Skink / Chalcides armitagei
Armitage's Cylindrical Skink / Chalcides armitagei
Tetrathemis camerunensis
Tetrathemis camerunensis
Portia Widow / Palpopleura portia
Portia Widow / Palpopleura portia
Going for Palmoil
Going for Palmoil
Exclamatory Paradise Whydah / Langstaartparadijswida
Exclamatory Paradise Whydah / Langstaartparadijswida
Black-faced Quailfinch / Kwartelastrild
Black-faced Quailfinch / Kwartelastrild
Village indigobird / Staalvink
Village indigobird / Staalvink
Common bulbul / Grauwe bulbul
Common bulbul / Grauwe bulbul
Grey-headed sparrow / Grijskopmus
Grey-headed sparrow / Grijskopmus
White-billed Buffalo Weaver / Witsnavelbuffelwever
White-billed Buffalo Weaver / Witsnavelbuffelwever
kotu area
kotu area
African dinner
African dinner
Black-necked weaver / Zwartnekwever
Black-necked weaver / Zwartnekwever
Orange-cheeked Waxbill / Oranjekaakje
Orange-cheeked Waxbill / Oranjekaakje
Black-rumped Waxbill / Napoleonnetje
Black-rumped Waxbill / Napoleonnetje
Pied crow / Schildraaf
Pied crow / Schildraaf
White-crested helmet shrike / Helmklauwier
White-crested helmet shrike / Helmklauwier
African Royal tern / Afrikaanse Koningsstern (T. m. albididorsalis)
"African" Royal tern / "Afrikaanse" Koningsstern (T. m. albididorsalis)
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Kleine mantelmeeuw
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Kleine mantelmeeuw
Yellow-billed shrike / Geelsnavelklauwier
Yellow-billed shrike / Geelsnavelklauwier
Piapiac / Piapiac
Piapiac / Piapiac
Northern Anteater-chat / Bruine Miertapuit
Northern Anteater-chat / Bruine Miertapuit
White-crowned Robin-chat / Witkruinroodborsttapuit
White-crowned Robin-chat / Witkruinroodborsttapuit
White wagtail / Witte kwikstaart
White wagtail / Witte kwikstaart
Common Rock Thrush / Rode Rotslijster
Common Rock Thrush / Rode Rotslijster
Chestnut-backed sparrowlark / Bruinrug-vinkleeuwerik
Chestnut-backed sparrowlark / Bruinrug-vinkleeuwerik
Brown-backed woodpecker / Bruinrugspecht
Brown-backed woodpecker / Bruinrugspecht
African Grey Hornbill / Grijze tok
African Grey Hornbill / Grijze tok
Ringed Wall Gecko / Grote muurgekko
Ringed Wall Gecko / Grote muurgekko
Pied Hornbill / bonte tok
Pied Hornbill / bonte tok
Bar-tailed godwit / Rosse Grutto
Bar-tailed godwit / Rosse Grutto
Yellow-fronted tinkerbird / Geelvoorhoofdketellapper
Yellow-fronted tinkerbird / Geelvoorhoofdketellapper
Guinea turaco / Groene Toerako
Guinea turaco / Groene Toerako
Marsh sandpiper / Poelruiter
Marsh sandpiper / Poelruiter
Yellow-rumped tinkerbird / Geelstuitketellapper
Yellow-rumped tinkerbird / Geelstuitketellapper
Western red-billed hornbill / Westelijke roodsnaveltok
Western red-billed hornbill / Westelijke roodsnaveltok
Tanji
Tanji
Blue-cheeked bee-eater / Groene bijeneter
Blue-cheeked bee-eater / Groene bijeneter
Grey plover / Zilverplevier
Grey plover / Zilverplevier
Blue-bellied roller / Blauwbuikscharrelaar
Blue-bellied roller / Blauwbuikscharrelaar
West African mud turtle / Bruine Klapborstschildpad
West African mud turtle / Bruine Klapborstschildpad
Golfcourse area Kotu
Golfcourse area Kotu
Red-eyed dove / Roodoogtortel
Red-eyed dove / Roodoogtortel
Blue- breasted Kingfisher / Teugelijsvogel
Blue- breasted Kingfisher / Teugelijsvogel
Red Rock-dweller / Bradinopyga strachani
Red Rock-dweller / Bradinopyga strachani
Vinaceous Dove / Wijntortel
Vinaceous Dove / Wijntortel
Blackheaded Gull / Kokmeeuw
Blackheaded Gull / Kokmeeuw
Gull-billed tern / Lachstern
Gull-billed tern / Lachstern
Wood sandpiper / Bosruiter
Wood sandpiper / Bosruiter
Cow with oxpeckers
Cow with oxpeckers
Collared Pratincole / Vorkstaartplevier
Collared Pratincole / Vorkstaartplevier