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I swear those pigeons in post #84 have just sat in a tin of yellow paint!!

 

Your pictures from your Gambia trip have been excellent  -  so many beautiful birds.

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44.G34. Blue-bellied Roller  Coracias cyanogaster Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018 Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018 Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018   A

So an early start to 2018, as the 2017 Big Year was such fun. All photos are likely to be taken with a Canon 70D and Canon 100-400ii. Pretty well all of them will be at 400mm!   New Yea

233.UK.56. Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta     Upton Warren, Worcestershire           25.03.2018 Upton Warren, Worcestershire           25.03.2018 Although this is only our thi

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61.G51. Fanti Saw-wing  Psalidoprocne obscura                  

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Near Tanji       18.01.2018

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62.G52. Common Snipe  Gallinago gallinago            

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Kartong           22.01.2018

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63.G53. Common Wattle-eye  Platysteira cyanea                 

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Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

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Mandina Lodge           19.01.2018

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64.G54. Copper Sunbird  Cinnyris cupreus               

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Brufut  18.01.2018

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Brufut  18.01.2018

 

This is the only place we saw the Copper Sunbird

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65.G55. Crested Lark  Galerida cristata                    

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Kartong           22.01.2018

Amongst rubbish washed up at the beach

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66.G56. Feral Pigeon  Columba livia

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Near Kairaba Hotel     16.01.2018

Possibly a controversial choice - but free living, breeding, well established. So they are in.

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67.G57. Fine-spotted Woodpecker  Campethera punctuligera                      

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(f) Brufut  18.01.2018

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(f) Brufut  18.01.2018

I have put 2 pictures in to show the markings as the photos are poor.

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68.G58. Fork-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus adsimilis                     

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Brufut  18.01.2018

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69.G59. Giant Kingfisher  Megaceryle maxima                     

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(f) Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

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(juvenile) Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

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(m) Kotu     13.01.2018

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70.G60. Golden-tailed Woodpecker  Campethera abingoni              

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Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

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Dave Williams

No Common Snipe,Wattle-eye or more noticeably, Larks and Pipits on my travels. We could have built up a score to match the Rabbit's together!

 

That's my Giant Kingfisher too!!!

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1 hour ago, Dave Williams said:

We could have built up a score to match the Rabbit's together!

 

But the Rabbit might get to The Gambia later in the year?!

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2 hours ago, xelas said:

 

But the Rabbit might get to The Gambia later in the year?!

Might have to, by the looks of things!

 

:ph34r:

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@Galana  Ah, maybe it's because none of the migratory waders breed in Australia hence they're not so territorial.

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@Dave Williams we only saw that one Lark, and no Pipits.

And the Rabbit in Gambia!!

 

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71.G61.Goliath Heron  Ardea goliath             

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Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

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Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

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72.G62.Great Egret  Egretta alba 

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Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

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73.G63.Great White Pelican  Pelecanus onocrotalus            

 

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Kartong           22.01.2018

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74.G64.Greater Honeyguide  Indicator indicator                   

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Marakissa        17.01.2018

One of my favourite Scientific Names! We only had this one brief view of this bird.

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75.G65.Green Wood-hoopoe  Phoeniculus purpureus                      

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With orange beak - Kairaba Hotel  19.01.2018

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and black beak - Kairaba Hotel  19.01.2018

 

Commonly seen and heard- they are very noisy. Juveniles look similar to Scimitarbirds - we always hoped but I don't think we saw a Scimitarbird.

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76.G66.Grey-backed Camaroptera  Camaroptera brachyura brevicaudata

(Naming appears complex – sometimes known as Green-backed Camaroptera, and also known as Camaroptera brevicaudata)

This is out of order because our list called it Green-backed and our book called it "Grey-backed".

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Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

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77.G67.Green-backed Heron  (aka Striated Heron)  Butorides striata                       

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Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

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78.G68.Green-headed Sunbird  Cyanomitra verticalis                      

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Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

Very low light!

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