2014 Bird List

BOLD details Lifer

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 Illustrated in Barlow,Wacher and Disley

(F) = Also seen around the Farakunku Lodge area

  1. 1 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
  2. 2 Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus (F)
  3. 2 Pink Backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens (F)
  4. 2 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta 
  5. 2 Long Tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus (F)
  6. 2 African Darter Anhinga rufa (F)
  7. 3 White Backed Night Heron Gorsachius leuconotus
  8. 3 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis (F)
  9. 3 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides (F)
  10. 3 Striated Heron Butorides striatus 
  11. 3 Black Egret Egretta ardesiaca
  12. 3 Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
  13. 3 Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis (F)
  14. 3 Great White Egret Egretta alba (F)
  15. 3 Black Headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
  16. 3 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
  17. 3 Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
  18. 3 Purple Heron Ardea pururea (F)
  19. 4 African Spoonbill Platalea alba
  20. 5 White Faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata (F)
  21. 5 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  22. 6 Osprey Pandion haliaetus (F)
  23. 6 African Harrier Hawk Polyboroides typus (F)
  24. 6 Palm Nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
  25. 6 Pied Crow Corvus albus (F)
  26. 6 Hooded Vulture Necrosytes monachus (F)
  27. 7 African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
  28. 7 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
  29. 7 Wahlberg’s Eagle Aquila wahlbergi (F)
  30. 7 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus (F)
  31. 7 Long Crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
  32. NI Beaudouin’s Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus beaudouini
  33. 8 Western Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus cinerascens (F)
  34. 8 Short Toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
  35. 8 Black Kite Milvus migrans
  36. 8 “Yellow Billed” Kite M.m.parasitus (F)
  37. 8 Black Shouldered Kite Elanus caerulus (F)
  38. 9 European Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
  39. 9 Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates
  40. 9 Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar (F)
  41. 9 Shikra Accipiter badius (F)
  42. 9 Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus (F)
  43. 10 Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus (F)
  44. 10 Red Necked Falcon Falco chicquera (F)
  45. 10 Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus (F)
  46. 14 Double Spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus (F)
  47. 14 Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus (F)
  48. 15 Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
  49. 15 Black Crake Amaurornis flavorostris
  50. 15 Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
  51. 15 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus (F)
  52. 16 Senegal Thick Knee Burhinus senegalensis (F)
  53. 17 Spur Winged Plover Vanellus spinosus (F)
  54. 17 Wattled Plover Vanellus senegallus (F)
  55. 17 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  56. 17 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
  57. 17 White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
  58. NI Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus
  59. 18 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus (F)
  60. 18 Black Tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
  61. 18 Bar Tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
  62. 18 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia (F)
  63. 18 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
  64. 18 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
  65. 18 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
  66. 18 Common Redshank Tringa totanus
  67. 19 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
  68. 19 Black Winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
  69. 19 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
  70. 19 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  71. 19 Sanderling Calidris alba
  72. 19 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
  73. 20 Audouin’s Gull Larus audouinii
  74. 20 Grey Headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus (F)
  75. 20 Slender Billed Gull Larus genei
  76. 21 Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
  77. 21 Lesser Black Backed Gull Larus fuscus
  78. 21 Caspian Tern Sterna caspia (F)
  79. 21 Royal Tern Sterna maxima (F)
  80. 21 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
  81. 22 Gull Billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
  82. 22 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  83. 23 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis (F)
  84. 23 Blue Spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer (F)
  85. 23 Black Billed Wood Dove Turtur abyssinicus
  86. 23 Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea (F)
  87. 23 Bruce’s Green Pigeon Treron waalia
  88. 23 African Green Pigeon Treron calva
  89. 23 Namaque Dove Oena capensis
  90. 23 Red Eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata (F)
  91. 23 African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens (F)
  92. 23 Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
  93. 24 Piapiac Ptilostomus afer (F)
  94. 24 Senegal Cougal Centropus senegalensis (F)
  95. 24 Levaillants Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii (F)
  96. 24 Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcoyx caprius (F)
  97. NI Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens
  98. 25 Verreaux’s Eagle Owl Bubo lacteus
  99. 25 African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii
  100. 25 African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis [Heard Only] (F)
  101. 25 White Faced Scops Owl Otus leucotis [Heard Only] (F)
  102. 27 Pallid Swift Apus pallidus (F)
  103. 27 Little Swift Apus affinis
  104. 27 Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri (F)
  105. 27 African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus (F)
  106. 27 Green Wood Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus (F)
  107. 28 Giant Kingfisher Magaceryle maxima
  108. 28 Woodland Kingfisher Halycon senegalensis
  109. 28 Blue Breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica (F)
  110. 28 Stripped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
  111. 28 Grey Headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
  112. 28 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
  113. 28 African Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx picta
  114. 28 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
  115. 28 Broad Billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus (F)
  116. 28 Blue Bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster
  117. 28 Rufous Crowned Roller Coracias naevia
  118. 28 Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssiniica (F)
  119. 29 Blue Cheeked Bee Eater Merops persicus (F)
  120. 29 Little Bee Eater Merops pusillus (F)
  121. 29 Rose Ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri (F)
  122. 29 Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus (F)
  123. 29 Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea (F)
  124. 29 Western Grey Plantain Eater Crinifer piscator (F)
  125. 29 Green Turaco Tauraco persa
  126. 30 Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
  127. 30 Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius (F)
  128. 30 African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasiatus 
  129. 30 Red Billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus (F)
  130. 30 African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus (F)
  131. 31 Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae (F)
  132. 31 Fine Spotted Woodpecker Campethers punculigera (F)
  133. 32 Crested Lark Galerida cristata (F)
  134. 33 Fanti Saw Wing Psalidoprocne obscura
  135. 33 Pied Winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma
  136. 33 Wire Tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
  137. 33 Red Chested Swallow Hirundo lucida (F)
  138. 34 African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus
  139. 34 Fork Tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis (F)
  140. 34 Yellow Wagtail Maoacilla flava (F)
  141. 35 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus (F)
  142. 35 Yellow Throated Leaflove Chlorocichla flavicollos (F)
  143. 35 Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
  144. 35 Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps
  145. 35 Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii (F)
  146. 35 Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus (F)
  147. 37 White Crowned Robin Chat Cossypha albicapilla
  148. 37 Snowy Crowned Robin Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
  149. 37 African Thrush Turdus pelios
  150. 38 Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida (F)
  151. 38 Melodius Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
  152. 38 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans (F)
  153. 38 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
  154. 39 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
  155. 40 Tawny Flanked Prinia Prinia subflava (F)
  156. 40 Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
  157. 40 Grey Backed Cameroptera Camaroptera brachyura
  158. 40 Yellow Breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
  159. 41 Common Wattle Eye Platysteira cyanea
  160. 41 Nothern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
  161. 41 African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
  162. 41 Red Bellied Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
  163. 42 Collard Sunbird Antthreptes collaris
  164. 42 Variable Sunbird Nectarinia venusuta (F)
  165. 42 Western Violet Backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei (F)
  166. 42 Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster
  167. 42 Beautiful Sunbird Nectarinia pulchella (F)
  168. 43 Black Crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegala
  169. 43 Grey-headed Bush Shrike Malaconotus blanchoti (F)
  170. 43 Northern Puffback Dryosopus gambensis
  171. 43 Yellow Crowned Gonolek Laniarius barbarus (F)
  172. 43 Yellow Billed Shrike Corvinella corvina (F)
  173. 44 Splendid Glossy Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
  174. 44 Greater Blue Eared Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus (F)
  175. 44 Lesser Blue Eared Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus (F)
  176. 44 Purple Glossy Starling Lamprotornis purpureus (F)
  177. 44 Bronze Tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus
  178. 44 Long Tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis caudatus (F)
  179. 44 Yellow Billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
  180. 45 Yellow Fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
  181. 45 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  182. 45 Grey Headed Sparrow Paser griseus (F)
  183. 45 White Billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis albirostris
  184. 45 Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus (F)
  185. 45 Black Winged Red Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus (F)
  186. 46 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus (F)
  187. 46 Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
  188. 46 Black Necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
  189. 47 Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens (F)
  190. 47 Black Rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes
  191. 47 Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Uraeginthus bengalus (F)
  192. 47 Red Billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala (F)
  193. 47 Bronze Mannakin Lonchura cucullata (F)
  194. 48 Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata (F)

95 Bird species seen around the Farakunku area 3 of these being first for Farakunku

  1. Western Banded Snake Eagle
  2. Blue cheeked Bee Eater
  3. Grey Headed Bush Shrike (seen previous year but not recorded)

DRAGONFLIES

  1. Portia Widow
  2. Broad Scarlet

BUTTERFLIES

  1. Citrus Swallowtail
  2. African Common Blue Grass
  3. Acraea serena
  4. Spotted Ciliate Blue [Anthene larydas]

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Chameleon
  2. Epauletted Fruit Bat

 

 

 

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