1 Gambia Bird List

Second 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 Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
  6. 2 Long Tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
  7. 2 African Darter Anhinga rufa
  8. 3 White Backed Night Heron Gorsachius leuconotus
  9. 3 Black Crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  10. 3 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  11. 3 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
  12. 3 Striated Heron Butorides striatus
  13. 3 Black Egret Egretta ardesiaca
  14. 3 Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
  15. 3 Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis
  16. 3 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
  17. 3 Great White Egret Egretta alba
  18. 3 Black Headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
  19. 3 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
  20. 3 Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
  21. 3 Purple Heron Ardea pururea
  22. 4 Wholly Necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
  23. 4 Yellow Billed Stork Mycteria ibis
  24. 4 African Spoonbill Platalea alba
  25. 4 Eurassian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
  26. 4 Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina
  27. 5 Spur Winged Goose Plectropterus gambesis
  28. 5 White Faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
  29. 5 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  30. 5 Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
  31. 6 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  32. 6 African Harrier Hawk Polyboroides typus
  33. 6 Palm Nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
  34. 6 Pied Crow Corvus albus
  35. 6 Hooded Vulture Necrosytes monachus
  36. 6 White Backed Vulture Gyps africanus
  37. 7 African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
  38. 7 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
  39. 7 Wahlberg’s Eagle Aquila wahlbergi
  40. 7 African Hawk Eagle Hieraaetus spilogaster
  41. 7 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
  42. 7 Long Crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
  43. NI Beaudouin’s Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus beaudouini
  44. 8 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
  45. 8 Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus
  46. 8 Western Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
  47. 8 Short Toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
  48. 8 Black Kite Milvus migrans
  49. 8 “Yellow Billed” Kite M.m.parasitus
  50. 8 Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis
  51. 8 Black Shouldered Kite Elanus caerulus
  52. 9 Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
  53. 9 European Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
  54. 9 Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates
  55. 9 Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
  56. 9 African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
  57. 9 Shikra Accipiter badius
  58. 9 Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
  59. 10 Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
  60. 10 African Hobby Falco cuvierii
  61. 10 Red Necked Falcon Falco chicquera
  62. 10 Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
  63. 10 Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
  64. 14 Double Spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus
  65. 14 Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus
  66. 14 Four Banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus
  67. 15 African Water Rallus caerulescens
  68. 15 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  69. 15 Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
  70. 15 Black Crake Amaurornis flavorostris
  71. 15 Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
  72. 15 Greater Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis
  73. 15 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
  74. 15 African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
  75. 16 Temmincks Courser Cursorius temminckii
  76. 16 Collard Pratincole Glarecola pratincola
  77. 16 Spotted Thick Knee Burhinus capensis
  78. 16 Senegal Thick Knee Burhinus senegalensis
  79. 17 Black Headed Plover Vanellus tectus
  80. 17 Spur Winged Plover Vanellus spinosus
  81. 17 Wattled Plover Vanellus senegallus
  82. 17 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  83. 17 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
  84. 17 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrius
  85. 17 White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
  86. NI Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus
  87. 18 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
  88. 18 Black Tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
  89. 18 Bar Tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
  90. 18 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
  91. 18 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
  92. 18 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
  93. 18 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
  94. 18 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
  95. 18 Common Redshank Tringa totanus
  96. 19 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
  97. 19 Black Winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
  98. 19 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
  99. 19 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
  100. 19 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  101. 19 Little Stint Calidris minuta
  102. 19 Sanderling Calidris alba
  103. 19 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
  104. 20 Audouin’s Gull Larus audouinii
  105. 20 Black Headed Gull Larus ridibundus
  106. 20 Grey Headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
  107. 20 Slender Billed Gull Larus genei
  108. 21 Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
  109. 21 Lesser Black Backed Gull Larus fuscus
  110. 21 Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
  111. 21 Royal Tern Sterna maxima
  112. 21 Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
  113. 21 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
  114. 22 Gull Billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
  115. 22 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  116. 22 White Winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
  117. 22 Little Tern Sterna albifrons
  118. 23 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
  119. 23 European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
  120. 23 Blue Spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer
  121. 23 Black Billed Wood Dove Turtur abyssinicus
  122. 23 Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
  123. 23 Bruce’s Green Pigeon Treron waalia
  124. 23 African Green Pigeon Treron calva
  125. 23 Namaque Dove Oena capensis
  126. 23 Red Eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
  127. 23 African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens
  128. 23 African Collard Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea
  129. 23 Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
  130. 24 Piapiac Ptilostomus afer
  131. 24 Senegal Cougal Centropus senegalensis
  132. 24 Levaillants Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
  133. 24 Klass Cuckoo Chrysococcoyx klass
  134. 24 Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcoyx caprius
  135. NI Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens
  136. 25 Verreaux’s Eagle Owl Bubo lacteus
  137. 25 African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii
  138. 25 White Faced Scops Owl Otus leucotis
  139. 25 Pearl Spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
  140. 26 Long Tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus
  141. 26 Standard Winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis
  142. 26 Plain Nightjar Caprimulgus inornatus
  143. 27 Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
  144. 27 Common Swift Apus apus
  145. 27 Little Swift Apus affinis
  146. 27 Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
  147. 27 African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
  148. 27 Black Wood Hoopoe Rhinopomastus aterrimus
  149. 27 Green Wood Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
  150. 27 Eurasain Hoopoe Upupa epops
  151. 28 Giant Kingfisher Magaceryle maxima
  152. 28 Woodland Kingfisher Halycon senegalensis
  153. 28 Blue Breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
  154. 28 Stripped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
  155. 28 Grey Headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
  156. 28 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
  157. 28 African Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx picta
  158. 28 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
  159. 28 Broad Billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
  160. 28 Blue Bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster
  161. 28 Rufous Crowned Roller Coracias naevia
  162. 28 Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssiniica
  163. 29 Swallow Tailed Bee Eater Merops hirundineus
  164. 29 Blue Cheeked Bee Eater Merops persicus
  165. 29 European Bee Eater Merops apiaster
  166. 29 Little Bee Eater Merops pusillus
  167. 29 White Throated Bee Eater Merops albicollis
  168. 29 Rose Ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
  169. 29 Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus
  170. 29 Brown Necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
  171. 29 Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea
  172. 29 Western Grey Plantain Eater Crinifer piscator
  173. 29 Green Turaco Tauraco persa
  174. 30 Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
  175. 30 Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius
  176. 30 Vieillots Barbet Lybius vielloti
  177. 30 African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasiatus
  178. 30 Red Billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
  179. 30 African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
  180. 31 Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
  181. 31 Fine Spotted Woodpecker Campethers punculigera
  182. 31 Brown Backed Woodpecker Picoides obsoletus
  183. 31 Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
  184. 31 Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
  185. 31 Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus
  186. 32 Crested Lark Galerida cristata
  187. 32 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
  188. 33 Fanti Saw Wing Psalidoprocne obscura
  189. 33 Pied Winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma
  190. 33 Wire Tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
  191. 33 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  192. 33 Red Chested Swallow Hirundo lucida
  193. 33 House Martin Delichon urbica
  194. 33 Sand Martin Riparia cincta
  195. 34 African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus
  196. 34 Fork Tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
  197. 34 Yellow Wagtail Maoacilla flava (flavissima) (iberiae)
  198. 34 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
  199. 34 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
  200. 34 Yellow Throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
  201. 35 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
  202. 35 Yellow Throated Leaflove Chlorocichla flavicollos
  203. 35 Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
  204. 35 Grey Headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapilla
  205. 35 Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps
  206. 35 Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii
  207. 35 Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus
  208. 36 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
  209. 36 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
  210. 36 White Fronted Black Chat Myrmecocichla albifrons
  211. 37 White Crowned Robin Chat Cossypha albicapilla
  212. 37 Snowy Crowned Robin Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
  213. 37 Common Redstart Phoeniculus phoeniculus
  214. 37 African Thrush Turdus pelios
  215. 38 Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
  216. 38 Melodius Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
  217. 38 Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
  218. 38 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
  219. 38 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
  220. 39 Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
  221. 39 Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
  222. 39 Plaintive Cisticola Cisticola dorsti
  223. 39 Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
  224. 39 Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus
  225. 39 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
  226. 39 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
  227. 40 Red Winged Warbler Heliolais erythroptera
  228. 40 Tawny Flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
  229. 40 Green Backed Eremomela Eremomela pusilla
  230. 40 Green Crombec Sylvietta virens
  231. 40 Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
  232. 40 Grey Backed Cameroptera Camaroptera brachyura
  233. 40 Yellow Breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
  234. 40 Green Hylia Hylia prasina
  235. 40 Yellow White Eye Zosterops senegalensis
  236. 40 Yellow Penduline Tit Anthosopus parvulus
  237. 41 Blue Flycatcher Elminia longicauda
  238. 41 Common Wattle Eye Platysteira cyanea
  239. 41 Senegal Batis Batis senegalensis
  240. 41 Nothern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
  241. 41 African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
  242. 41 Red Bellied Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
  243. 42 Pygmy Sunbird Anthreptes platurus
  244. 42 Collard Sunbird Antthreptes collaris
  245. 42 Variable Sunbird Nectarinia venusuta
  246. 42 Mouse Brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus
  247. 42 Scarlet Chested Sunbird Nectarinia senegalensis
  248. 42 Western Violet Backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
  249. 42 Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster
  250. 42 Beautiful Sunbird Nectarinia pulchella
  251. 42 Copper Sunbird Nectarinia cuprea
  252. 43 Black Crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegala
  253. 43 Grey-headed Bush Shrike Malaconotus blanchoti
  254. 43 Brubru Nilaus afer
  255. 43 Northern Puffback Dryosopus gambensis
  256. 43 Yellow Crowned Gonolek Laniarius barbarus
  257. 43 White Crested Helmet Shrike Prionops plumatus
  258. 43 Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
  259. 43 Yellow Billed Shrike Corvinella corvina
  260. 44 Splendid Glossy Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
  261. 44 Greater Blue Eared Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
  262. 44 Lesser Blue Eared Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus
  263. 44 Purple Glossy Starling Lamprotornis purpureus
  264. 44 Bronze Tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus
  265. 44 Long Tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis caudatus
  266. 44 Yellow Billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
  267. 45 Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus
  268. 45 Yellow Fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
  269. 45 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  270. 45 Grey Headed Sparrow Paser griseus
  271. 45 Bush Petronia Petronia dentata
  272. 45 Chestnut Crowned Sparrow Weaver Plocepasser supercilisus
  273. 45 White Billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis albirostris
  274. 45 Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus
  275. 45 Black Winged Red Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
  276. 46 Vitelline Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
  277. 46 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
  278. 46 Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
  279. 46 Black Necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
  280. 47 Orange Cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda
  281. 47 Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens
  282. 47 Black Rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes
  283. 47 Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Uraeginthus bengalus
  284. 47 Bar Breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta
  285. 47 Red Billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
  286. 47 African Silverbill Lonchura cantans
  287. 47 Bronze Manakin Lonchura cucullata
  288. 48 Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
  289. 48 Cut Throat Finch Amadina fasciata
  290. 48 Quail Finch Ortygospiza artricollis
  291. 48 Red Billed Quelea Quelea quelea
  292. 48 Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina

HEARD ONLY

  1. 25 African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis 
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