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Wildlife of West Africa - 2011

Wildlife of West Africa


On this page you will find mainly the birds seen on this trip to Mali(M), Niger(N), Chad(Ch) and Cameroon(Ca).  At the end are photos of some of the other wild life seen.


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West Africa-5438       West Africa-5499      West Africa-5744

West Africa-5231  West Africa-5954  West Africa-5682

 West Africa-4942

West Africa-5777

West Africa-5659



The order of the species is as given in the Helm Field Guide of Birds of West Africa.  Birds seen in

M - Mali           N - Niger          Ch - Chad          Ca - Cameroon 


Long-tailed Cormorant   Phalacrocorax africanus  M

West Africa-5061  West Africa-5060  West Africa-5058  West Africa-5053  West Africa-4872

Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea  M

West Africa-5015  West Africa-4885  West Africa-4765  West Africa-4764 

Black-headed Heron  Ardea melanocephala  M  Ca

West Africa-5607  West Africa-5534  West Africa-5529  West Africa-5424  West Africa-5027  West Africa-5023

Western Reef Egret  Egretta gularis  Ca

West Africa-5868  West Africa-5864  West Africa-5851  West Africa-5866 

Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis  Ca M N Ch

West Africa-4873  West Africa-4829  West Africa-4830  West Africa-4808

Little Egret  Egretta garzetta  M

West Africa-4994  West Africa-4993  West Africa-4974 

Hamerkop  Scopus umbretta   M

West Africa-4840  West Africa-4839  West Africa-4838

Green-backed Heron  Butorides striata   M

West Africa-4845  West Africa-4843  West Africa-4842  West Africa-4841 

African Openbill Stork  Anastomus lamelligerus  Ca

West Africa-5642  West Africa-5615  West Africa-5584

Black Stork  Ciconia ciconia  Ca


Woolly-necked Stork  Ciconia episcopus   Ca

West Africa-5545  West Africa-5542  West Africa-5427 

Marabou Stork  Leptoptilos crumeniferus   Ca

West Africa-5532  West Africa-5428  West Africa-5426 

Glossy Ibis  Plegadis falcinellus


Hadada Ibis  Bostrychia hagedash


Sacred Ibis  Threskiornis aethiopica   Ca

West Africa-5525  West Africa-5524  West Africa-5523  West Africa-5522 

Black Kite  Milvus migrans  M  N  Ch  Ca

West Africa-5099  West Africa-5036  West Africa-5013 

Yellow-billed Kite  Milvus parasitus  M

West Africa-5132  West Africa-5521 

Eurasian Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus  M

West Africa-5070  West Africa-5055  West Africa-5046  West Africa-4926  West Africa-4921

Dark Chanting Goshawk  Melierax metabates   Ca

West Africa-5640  West Africa-5638  West Africa-5637 

Red-necked Falcon  Falco chicquera   M

West Africa-4855  West Africa-4854 

Helmeted Guineafowl  Numida meleagris  Ch  Ca

West Africa-5530  West Africa-5501

Common Quail  Coturnix coturnix   Ca  M   Ch


African Jacana  Actophilornis africana   M

West Africa-4857  West Africa-4836  West Africa-4798  West Africa-4797 

Black Crowned Crane  Balearica pavonina   Ca

West Africa-5592  West Africa-5585  West Africa-5573  West Africa-5572  West Africa-5562West Africa-5541  West Africa-5537  West Africa-5533

Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus   M

West Africa-4973  West Africa-4972 

Common Snipe  Gallinago gallinago   Ca


Egyptian Plover  Pluvianus aegyptius   M

West Africa-4942  West Africa-4945  West Africa-4950  West Africa-4954  West Africa-4958  West Africa-4965  West Africa-5084

Black-headed Lapwing  Vanellus tectus   Ca

West Africa-5460 

Spur-winged Lapwing  Vanellus spinosus  M  Ch  Ca

West Africa-5608  West Africa-5093  West Africa-4850 

Little Stint  Calidris minuta   N  Ch

West Africa-5409  West Africa-5408  West Africa-5395 

Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus    M


Grey-headed Gull  Larus cirrocephalus   M

West Africa-5094  West Africa-4884  West Africa-4880

Little Tern  Sterna albifrons    M


Whiskered Tern  Chilidonias hybrida    M

West Africa-5246  West Africa-5249  West Africa-5247  West Africa-5250 

Black Tern  Chilidonias niger  M


Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse  Pterocles exustus   Ch


Lemon Dove  Aplopelia larvata    Ca

West Africa-5950

Speckled Pigeon  Columba guinea    M


African Collared Dove  Streptopelia roseogrisea   Ca

West Africa-5515 

Laughing Dove  Streptopelia senegalensis  M   N   Ch

West Africa-5374  West Africa-5372  West Africa-5284  West Africa-5329 

West Africa-4777  West Africa-4778 

Namaqua Dove  Oena capensis  M  N  Ch  Ca

West Africa-5551  West Africa-5378  West Africa-5374  West Africa-5371  West Africa-5276 

Sabine's Spinetail  Rhaphidura sabini  Ca


Blue-naped Mousebird  Urocolius macrourus   N  Ca

West Africa-5316-2  West Africa-5316  West Africa-5313  West Africa-5312

Speckled Mousebird  Colius striatus   Ca

West Africa-5802  West Africa-5801 

Pied Kingfisher  Ceryle fudis  M

West Africa-5091  West Africa-5065  West Africa-5037  West Africa-5019  West Africa-4988  West Africa-4907

Woodland Kingfisher  Halcyon senegalensis   Ca

West Africa-5839  West Africa-5788  West Africa-5777  West Africa-5783  West Africa-5779  West Africa-5776 

European Bee-eater  Merops apiaster   M


Northern Carmine Bee-eater  Merops nubicus   Ca

West Africa-5438  West Africa-5437 

Abyssinian Roller  Coracias abyssinicus  M  N  Ca

West Africa-5499  West Africa-5498  West Africa-5465  West Africa-5449  West Africa-4851

Black Wood-hoopoe  Rhinopomastus aterrimus


Hoopoe  Upupa epops  M  N  Ch  Ca


African Pied Hornbill  Tokus fasciatus  Ca

West Africa-5961  West Africa-5959  West Africa-5954  West Africa-5953 

African Grey Hornbill  Tokus nasutus   Ca

West Africa-5464 

Red-billed Hornbill  Tockus erythrorhynchus   M  Ch  Ca

West Africa-5444  West Africa-5184  West Africa-5183  West Africa-5171 

Black-crowned Sparrow Lark  Eremopterix nigriceps   Ch

West Africa-5360  West Africa-5358  West Africa-5356 

Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark  Eremopterix leucotis   N

West Africa-5338  West Africa-5337  West Africa-5320  West Africa-5318 

White Wagtail  Motacilla alba   Ch

West Africa-5405 

Common Bulbul  Pycnonotus barbatus  Ca  Ch

West Africa-5964  West Africa-5885  West Africa-5811  West Africa-5700  West Africa-5698  West Africa-5697  West Africa-5412

African Thrush  Turdus pelios   Ca

West Africa-5888  West Africa-5887 

Black Scrub Robin  Cercotrichas galactotes  N

West Africa-5340  West Africa-5336  West Africa-5335  West Africa-5332

Cliff Chat  Myrmecocichla cinnamomeiventris  M

West Africa-5217  West Africa-5216  West Africa-5214 

Fraser's Forest Flycatcher  Fraseria ocreata   Ca

West Africa-5830  West Africa-5827  West Africa-5828

African Blue Flycatcher  Elminia longicauda   Ca

West Africa-5847  West Africa-5846 

Reichenbach's Sunbird  Anabathmis reichenbachii   Ca

West Africa-5678  West Africa-5677  West Africa-5682  West Africa-5684  West Africa-5679

Unidentified Sunbird  Ca (Limbe)

West Africa-5825

Fork-tailed Drongo  Dicurus adsimilis   M

West Africa-5196 

Pied Crow  Corvus albus   M  N  Ch  Ca


Brown-necked Raven  Corvus ruficollis   M


Neumann's Starling  Onychognathus neumanni   M

West Africa-5186  West Africa-5176  West Africa-5173  West Africa-5178 

Purple Glossy Starling  Lamprotornis nitens   Ca


Chestnut-bellied Starling  Lamprotornis pulcher    M  N

West Africa-5300  West Africa-5298  West Africa-5297 

Greater Blue-eared Starling  Lamprotornis chalybaeus   N

West Africa-5667  West Africa-5310  West Africa-5306  West Africa-5289

Long-tailed Glossy Starling  Lamprotornis caudatus   M

West Africa-4865  West Africa-4864  West Africa-4861

Kordofan Rufous Sparrow  Passer corodofanicus   Ca  N

West Africa-5304  West Africa-5303 

Northern Grey-headed Sparrow  Passer griseus   M

West Africa-5948  West Africa-5182 

Sudan Golden Sparrow  Passer luteus   M


Bush Petronia  Petronia dentata  M  Ca

West Africa-5635  West Africa-5598  West Africa-5597  West Africa-5596     

Village Weaver  Ploceus cucullatus  M   Ca

West Africa-5263  West Africa-5740  West Africa-5744  West Africa-5753  West Africa-5870  West Africa-5871  West Africa-5746 

Vieillot's Black Weaver  Ploceus nigerrimus   Ca

  West Africa-5728  West Africa-5716  West Africa-5721 

White-billed Buffalo Weaver  Bubalornis albirostris  M 

West Africa-4784  West Africa-4773  West Africa-4771

Red-billed Quelea  Quelea quelea  M  N  Ch  Ca

West Africa-5555  West Africa-5413  West Africa-5279  West Africa-5110  West Africa-5108 

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu  Uraeginthus angolensis   M

West Africa-5201  West Africa-5200  West Africa-5199

Red-billed Firefinch  Lagonostricta senegala  M

West Africa-5270  West Africa-5266  West Africa-5223  West Africa-5221  West Africa-5150

African Silverbill  Euodice cantans   M

West Africa-5240  West Africa-5239  West Africa-5231  West Africa-5229

Bronze Mannikin  Spermestes cucullatus   Ca

West Africa-5939  West Africa-5928  West Africa-5927  West Africa-5926 

Sahel Paradise Whydah  Vidua orientalis  Ca

West Africa-5511  West Africa-5510 

Other Wildlife

Lion  Panthera leo

West Africa-5663  West Africa-5659  West Africa-5656  West Africa-5652  West Africa-5645  West Africa-5643 

African Civet  Civettictis civetta

West Africa-5  West Africa-3  West Africa-7

Kob Antelope  Kobus kob

West Africa-5590  West Africa-5565  West Africa-5561  West Africa-5560 

Red-fronted Gazelle  Gazella rufifrons kanuri

West Africa-5623 

Kordofan Giraffe  Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum

West Africa-5625    West Africa-5617  West Africa-5495  West Africa-5494  West Africa-5493  West Africa-5487  West Africa-5486

Patas Monkey  Erythrocebus patas

West Africa-5581  West Africa-5580  West Africa-5578 

Topi  Damaliscus korrigum

West Africa-5471  West Africa-5485  West Africa-5467  West Africa-5431 



West Africa-5380  West Africa-5668  West Africa-5148  West Africa-4853  West Africa-4833  West Africa-5860  West Africa-5843  West Africa-5842  West Africa-5841  West Africa-5817  West Africa-5815  West Africa-5813