The Black-crowned Night Heron, or just Night Heron for short, Nycticorax nycticorax is a medium-sized heron growing to a length of around 64 centimetres.
Early one morning, a pair of Senegal Coucals, Centropus senegalensis, landed in the tree next to my lodge and the air was suddenly filled with squawking and feathers began...
The Blue-bellied Roller, Coracias cyanogaster, is a most impressive bird if you can get up-close, much more so than when it is perching on a post in the distance.
This could possibly be a female or young Grey Woodpecker, Mesopicos goertae, but I only managed to grab a couple of reasonably passable shots.
This, my research tells me, is a female Fine-spotted Woodpecker, Campethera punctuligera - the male has a completely red crown and a red moustache-like stripe.
Early one morning a flock of five large Hornbills suddenly appeared over the lodge and settled for a few moments. Luckily I managed to grab a few quick shots...
On my first visit to the Gambia I only saw one Snowy-crowned Robin-chat, Cossypha niveicapilla, and even then only briefly as it appeared on a footpath. This time I...
This beautiful little member of the estrildid finch family is the Lavender Waxbill, Estrilda caerulescens.
The smallish Namaqua Dove, Oena capensis, is quite an odd-looking bird with its long tail and black face and throat.
Only saw one Giant Kingfisher, Megaceryle maxima, on this trip, but he obliged by catching a fish. Always looks like it's having a bad hair day.