Gambia Bird List

econd number is reference to the Plate Number in :-

A Field Guide to Birds of The Gambia and Senegal

[Barlow, Wacher and Disley]

NI = Not Illistrated in Barlow,Watcher and Disley

  1. 1 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
  2. 2 Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
  3. 2 Pink Backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
  4. 2 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
  5. 2 Long Tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
  6. 2 African Darter Anhinga rufa
  7. 3 White Backed Night Heron Gorsachius leuconotus
  8. 3 Black Crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  9. 3 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  10. 3 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
  11. 3 Striated Heron Butorides striatus
  12. 3 Black Egret Egretta ardesiaca
  13. 3 Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
  14. 3 Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis
  15. 3 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
  16. 3 Great White Egret Egretta alba
  17. 3 Black Headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
  18. 3 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
  19. 3 Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
  20. 3 Purple Heron Ardea pururea
  21. 4 Wholly Necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
  22. 4 Yellow Billed Stork Mycteria ibis
  23. 4 African Spoonbill Platalea alba
  24. 4 Eurassian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
  25. 4 Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina
  26. 5 Spur Winged Goose Plectropterus gambesis
  27. 5 White Faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
  28. 5 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  29. 5 Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
  30. 6 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  31. 6 African Harrier Hawk Polyboroides typus
  32. 6 Palm Nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
  33. 6 Pied Crow Corvus albus
  34. 6 Hooded Vulture Necrosytes monachus
  35. 6 White Backed Vulture Gyps africanus
  36. 7 African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
  37. 7 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
  38. 7 Wahlberg’s Eagle Aquila wahlbergi
  39. 7 African Hawk Eagle Hieraaetus spilogaster
  40. 7 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
  41. 7 Long Crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
  42. NI Beaudouin’s Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus beaudouini
  43. 8 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
  44. 8 Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus
  45. 8 Western Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
  46. 8 Short Toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
  47. 8 Black Kite Milvus migrans
  48. 8 “Yellow Billed” Kite M.m.parasitus
  49. 8 Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis
  50. 8 Black Shouldered Kite Elanus caerulus
  51. 9 Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
  52. 9 European Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
  53. 9 Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates
  54. 9 Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
  55. 9 Shikra Accipiter badius
  56. 9 Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
  57. 10 Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
  58. 10 African Hobby Falco cuvierii
  59. 10 Red Necked Falcon Falco chicquera
  60. 10 Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
  61. 10 Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
  62. 14 Double Spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus
  63. 14 Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus
  64. 14 Four Banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus
  65. 15 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  66. 15 Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
  67. 15 Black Crake Amaurornis flavorostris
  68. 15 Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
  69. 15 Greater Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis
  70. 15 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
  71. 15 African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
  72. 16 Collard Pratincole Glarecola pratincola
  73. 16 Spotted Thick Knee Burhinus capensis
  74. 16 Senegal Thick Knee Burhinus senegalensis
  75. 17 Black Headed Plover Vanellus tectus
  76. 17 Spur Winged Plover Vanellus spinosus
  77. 17 Wattled Plover Vanellus senegallus
  78. 17 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  79. 17 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
  80. 17 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrius
  81. 17 White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
  82. NI Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus
  83. 18 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
  84. 18 Black Tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
  85. 18 Bar Tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
  86. 18 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
  87. 18 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
  88. 18 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
  89. 18 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
  90. 18 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
  91. 18 Common Redshank Tringa totanus
  92. 19 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
  93. 19 Black Winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
  94. 19 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
  95. 19 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
  96. 19 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  97. 19 Sanderling Calidris alba
  98. 19 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
  99. 20 Audouin’s Gull Larus audouinii
  100. 20 Black Headed Gull Larus ridibundus
  101. 20 Grey Headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
  102. 20 Slender Billed Gull Larus genei
  103. 21 Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
  104. 21 Lesser Black Backed Gull Larus fuscus
  105. 21 Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
  106. 21 Royal Tern Sterna maxima
  107. 21 Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
  108. 21 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
  109. 22 Gull Billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
  110. 22 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  111. 22 White Winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
  112. 22 Little Tern Sterna albifrons
  113. 23 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
  114. 23 Blue Spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer
  115. 23 Black Billed Wood Dove Turtur abyssinicus
  116. 23 Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
  117. 23 Bruce’s Green Pigeon Treron waalia
  118. 23 African Green Pigeon Treron calva
  119. 23 Namaque Dove Oena capensis
  120. 23 Red Eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
  121. 23 African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens
  122. 23 African Collard Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea
  123. 23 Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
  124. 24 Piapiac Ptilostomus afer
  125. 24 Senegal Cougal Centropus senegalensis
  126. 24 Levaillants Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
  127. 24 Klass Cuckoo Chrysococcoyx klass
  128. 24 Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcoyx caprius
  129. NI Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens
  130. 25 Verreaux’s Eagle Owl Bubo lacteus
  131. 25 African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii
  132. 25 White Faced Scops Owl Otus leucotis
  133. 25 Pearl Spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
  134. 26 Long Tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus
  135. 26 Standard Winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis
  136. 26 Plain Nightjar Caprimulgus inornatus
  137. 27 Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
  138. 27 Common Swift Apus apus
  139. 27 Little Swift Apus affinis
  140. 27 Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
  141. 27 African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
  142. 27 Black Wood Hoopoe Rhinopomastus aterrimus
  143. 27 Green Wood Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
  144. 27 Eurasain Hoopoe Upupa epops
  145. 28 Giant Kingfisher Magaceryle maxima
  146. 28 Woodland Kingfisher Halycon senegalensis
  147. 28 Blue Breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
  148. 28 Stripped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
  149. 28 Grey Headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
  150. 28 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
  151. 28 African Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx picta
  152. 28 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
  153. 28 Broad Billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
  154. 28 Blue Bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster
  155. 28 Rufous Crowned Roller Coracias naevia
  156. 28 Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssiniica
  157. 29 Swallow Tailed Bee Eater Merops hirundineus
  158. 29 Blue Cheeked Bee Eater Merops persicus
  159. 29 European Bee Eater Merops apiaster
  160. 29 Little Bee Eater Merops pusillus
  161. 29 White Throated Bee Eater Merops albicollis
  162. 29 Rose Ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
  163. 29 Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus
  164. 29 Brown Necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
  165. 29 Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea
  166. 29 Western Grey Plantain Eater Crinifer piscator
  167. 29 Green Turaco Tauraco persa
  168. 30 Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
  169. 30 Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius
  170. 30 Vieillots Barbet Lybius vielloti
  171. 30 African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasiatus
  172. 30 Red Billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
  173. 30 African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
  174. 31 Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
  175. 31 Fine Spotted Woodpecker Campethers punculigera
  176. 31 Brown Backed Woodpecker Picoides obsoletus
  177. 31 Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
  178. 31 Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
  179. 31 Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus
  180. 32 Crested Lark Galerida cristata
  181. 32 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
  182. 33 Fanti Saw Wing Psalidoprocne obscura
  183. 33 Pied Winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma
  184. 33 Wire Tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
  185. 33 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  186. 33 Red Chested Swallow Hirundo lucida
  187. 33 House Martin Delichon urbica
  188. 34 African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus
  189. 34 Fork Tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
  190. 34 Yellow Wagtail Maoacilla flava
  191. 34 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
  192. 34 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
  193. 34 Yellow Throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
  194. 35 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
  195. 35 Yellow Throated Leaflove Chlorocichla flavicollos
  196. 35 Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
  197. 35 Grey Headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapilla
  198. 35 Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps
  199. 35 Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii
  200. 35 Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus
  201. 36 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
  202. 36 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
  203. 36 White Fronted Black Chat Myrmecocichla albifrons
  204. 37 White Crowned Robin Chat Cossypha albicapilla
  205. 37 Snowy Crowned Robin Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
  206. 37 Common Redstart Phoeniculus phoeniculus
  207. 37 African Thrush Turdus pelios
  208. 38 Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
  209. 38 Melodius Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
  210. 38 Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
  211. 38 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
  212. 38 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
  213. 39 Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
  214. 39 Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
  215. 39 Plaintive Cisticola Cisticola dorsti
  216. 39 Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
  217. 39 Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus
  218. 39 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
  219. 39 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
  220. 40 Tawny Flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
  221. 40 Green Backed Eremomela Eremomela pusilla
  222. 40 Green Crombec Sylvietta virens
  223. 40 Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
  224. 40 Grey Backed Cameroptera Camaroptera brachyura
  225. 40 Yellow Breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
  226. 40 Green Hylia Hylia prasina
  227. 40 Yellow Penduline Tit Anthosopus parvulus
  228. 41 Blue Flycatcher Elminia longicauda
  229. 41 Common Wattle Eye Platysteira cyanea
  230. 41 Senegal Batis Batis senegalensis
  231. 41 Nothern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
  232. 41 African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
  233. 41 Red Bellied Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
  234. 42 Pygmy Sunbird Anthreptes platurus
  235. 42 Collard Sunbird Antthreptes collaris
  236. 42 Variable Sunbird Nectarinia venusuta
  237. 42 Mouse Brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus
  238. 42 Scarlet Chested Sunbird Nectarinia senegalensis
  239. 42 Western Violet Backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
  240. 42 Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster
  241. 42 Beautiful Sunbird Nectarinia pulchella
  242. 42 Copper Sunbird Nectarinia cuprea
  243. 43 Black Crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegala
  244. 43 Grey-headed Bush Shrike Malaconotus blanchoti
  245. 43 Brubru Nilaus afer
  246. 43 Northern Puffback Dryosopus gambensis
  247. 43 Yellow Crowned Gonolek Laniarius barbarus
  248. 43 White Crested Helmet Shrike Prionops plumatus
  249. 43 Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
  250. 43 Yellow Billed Shrike Corvinella corvina
  251. 44 Splendid Glossy Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
  252. 44 Greater Blue Eared Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
  253. 44 Lesser Blue Eared Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus
  254. 44 Purple Glossy Starling Lamprotornis purpureus
  255. 44 Bronze Tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus
  256. 44 Long Tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis caudatus
  257. 44 Yellow Billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
  258. 45 Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus
  259. 45 Yellow Fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
  260. 45 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  261. 45 Grey Headed Sparrow Paser griseus
  262. 45 Bush Petronia Petronia dentata
  263. 45 Chestnut Crowned Sparrow Weaver Plocepasser supercilisus
  264. 45 White Billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis albirostris
  265. 45 Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus
  266. 45 Black Winged Red Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
  267. 46 Vitelline Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
  268. 46 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
  269. 46 Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
  270. 46 Black Necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
  271. 47 Orange Cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda
  272. 47 Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens
  273. 47 Black Rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes
  274. 47 Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Uraeginthus bengalus
  275. 47 Bar Breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta
  276. 47 Red Billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
  277. 47 African Silverbill Lonchura cantans
  278. 47 Bronze Manakin Lonchura cucullata
  279. 48 Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
  280. 48 Cut Throat Finch Amadina fasciata
  281. 48 Quail Finch Ortygospiza artricollis
  282. 48 Red Billed Quelea Quelea quelea
  283. 48 Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina

HEARD ONLY

  1. 25 African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis