Senegal Birds

A list of the birds I have seen here in Senegal:

Pink-backed pelican (Pelecanus rufescens)

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)
Hamerkop

Long-tailed cormorant (Phalacrocarax africanus)

Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis)

Black egret (Egretta ardesiaca)

Great white egret (Egretta alba)

Black-headed heron (Ardea melanocephala)

Striated heron (Butorides striatus)

Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis)

Pied Crow (Corvus albus)

White-backed vulture (Gyps africanus)

Black kite (Milvus migrans)

Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

Chestnut-bellied sandgrose (Pterocles exustus)

Senegal thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis)

Spur-winged plover (Vanellus spinosus)

Black-headed plover (Vanellus tectus)

Egyptian plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)
Black-headed plover

Whimbrel (Numenius phacopus)

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus)

Gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)

Laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

Speckled pigeon (Columba guinea)

Namaqua dove (Oena capensis)

Senegal coucal (Centropus senegalensis)
Senegal Coucal

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus)

Common swift (Apus apus)

African palm swift (Cypsiurus parvus)

Blue-naped mousebird (Urocolius macrourus)

Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Hoopoe3

Green Wood hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)

Grey-headed kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)

Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)
Woodland Kingfisher

Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssiniica)
Abyssinian Roller dance

Little bee-eater (Merops pusillus)

White-throated bee-eater (Merops albicollis)
White-throated bee-eater

Rose-winged parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Western grey plaintain-eater (Crinifer piscator)

Vieillot’s barbet (Lybius vieilloti)

Red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus)

African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus)

Grey woodpecker (Dendropicos goertae)

Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Yellow wagtail

White wagtail (Motacilla alba)

Common bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)

Black-eared wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

Northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Desert wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)

Familiar chat (Cercomela familiaris)

Mocking cliff-chat (Thamnolaea cinnomomeiventris)

Black scrub robin (Cercotrichas podobe)

Scarlet-chested sunbird (Nectarinia senegalensis)

Beautiful sunbird (Nectarinia pulchella)

Yellow-crowned gonolek (Laniarius barbarus)

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

Yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus)

Greater blue-eared glossy starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus)

Lesser blue-eared glossy starling (Lamprotornis chloropterus)

Long-tailed glossy starling (Lamprotornis caudatus)

Chestnut-bellied starling (Lamprotornis pulcher)
Chestnut-bellied starling

Sudan Golden sparrow (Passer luteus)

House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Grey-headed sparrow (Passer griseus)

Northern Red bishop (Euplectes franciscanus)
Northern Red Bishop

Yellow-crowned bishop (Euplectes afer)

Black-winged red bishop (Euplectes hordeaceus)

Vitelline Masked weaver (Ploceus velatus)

Village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

Little weaver (Ploceus luteolus)
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Yellow-backed weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus)

Red-cheeked cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus bengalus)
Red-cheeked cordon bleus

Red-billed firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala)

African silverbill (Lonchura cantans)

Cut-throat finch (Amadina fasciata)

Red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea)

Quail finch (Ortygospiza artricollis)

Pin-tailed whydah (Vidua macroura)

Village indigobird (Vidua chalybeate)
Village indigobird male


One response to “Senegal Birds

  • joanna

    good for you spousey!! ha, not quite corbin bleu, but cordon bleu. what a beauty. someday, we shall travel the world and look for amazing animals.

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