Upriver - Open Country
Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
Western Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis, female
En route, we make some new friends and attract a fair bit of attention.
Exclamatory Paradise Wydah Vidua interjecta
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix Leucotis
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis
The long and dusty road upriver, with some interesting traffic on the roads: in the third photo, note
the livestock on top of all the luggage and at the front under the cargo net! A Senegalese truckload
heading home for the Feast of
Tobaski.
Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates
Shikra Accipiter badius
But plenty of wildlife to be found away from the roads and the crowds...
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis, male
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina
Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina
Bush fire with Black Kites Milvus migrans in attendance
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina
Fine-spotted Woodpecker Campethera punctuligera
Bruce's Green Pigeon Treron waalia
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevia
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssiniica
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus, female
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus, female