A Field Guide to Birds of the Gambia and Senegal
This field guide covers the area of the Gambia, a country which is very popular with a large number of birders. The Gambia shelters many migrants from the Western Palearctic, from September to April, as well as having a significant list of resident West African birds. The guide also covers Senegal, which almost entirely surrounds The Gambia.
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Adult male African areas barred BEE-EATER belly Bill black birds blackish Breeding male breeding plumage browner buff bush Casamance characteristic chestnut chin Cisticola coast coastal crest crown dark brown darker dense distinctive DISTRIBUTION Common DISTRIBUTION Frequent dry season duller edge feeding Firefinch flanks flight feathers Flycatcher forest freshwater Gambia Gambia River glossy green gregarious grey-brown Gull habitats HABITS Favours head IDENTIFICATION Immature Indigobird lacks legs Locally common mangroves mantle nape neck nest Nightjar non-breeding northern Senegal numbers Palearctic Palearctic migrant paler patch perched Plate Plover plumage prominent rains records resident river rufous rump savanna seen Senegal River Senegambia Sexes differ Sexes similar Similar species smaller song spots STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Storm-Petrel streaked stripe Sunbird supercilium Tern thickets throat trees Uncommon underparts undertail underwing upper breast upperparts usually Village Indigobird VOICE VOICE Song Warbler wet season whitish Widespread yellow