More West African birds

For those interested, here are some more of my recent bird sightings (and attempts at identifying them)!

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Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus)

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Black-crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax)

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Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster)

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Female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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Male House Sparrow

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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

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Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)

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African Sacred Ibis (Treskiornis aethiornis)

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Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)

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Male Red-billed Firefinch
(Lagonosticta senegala)

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Female Red-billed Firefinch

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Female Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus)

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Male Variable Sunbird

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Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchella)

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Western Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator)

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African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta)

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Blue-spotted Wood Dove
(Turtur afer)

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Village Indigobird  (Vidua chalybeata)

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Western Reef Egret  (Egretta gularis)

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Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura)

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Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)

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Bearded Barbet (Lybius dubius)

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Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

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Male (left) & Female (right) Black-necked Weaver
(Ploceus nigricollis)

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African Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis)

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Bronze Mannikin (Lonchura cucullata)

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Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

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Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

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African wattled lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)

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Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristata)

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Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer)

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Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)

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White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)

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Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens)

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Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus migrans parasitus)

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White-crowned Robin Chat
(Cossypha albicapilla)

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Blackcap Babbler (Turdoides reinwardtii)

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Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina)

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Yellow-crowned Gonolek (Laniarius barbarus)

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Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)

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Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)

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Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)

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Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea)

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4 comments
  1. Steve Lorah said:

    Job 12:7-10

    • kyriaj said:

      Thank you, Steve — I love this! “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

  2. Katie Phelps said:

    This is amazing! I feel extra white American saying this, but we recently went to the Aviary, and I think you photographed more species of birds than we saw at the Aviary.

  3. kenwanderson said:

    God’s creation reflects His glory! Thanks for sharing these pics Kyria.

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