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Free-town Tiwai Gola E&W Gola N Kambui Bum-buna photos
December 2006: 2,3, 17, 18 4,5,6 7,8,9,
12,13,
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9,10 11,12 15,16  
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus 3 1
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 2 1 1
Great Egret Ardea alba 1  
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis 3 1
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 1  
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis X 2 10  
White-backed Night-Heron Gorsachius leuconotus 2  
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta 1  
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus 1 3  
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara 3  
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis 5 1
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii 1 2 1  
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 1  
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides 1  
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 1  
Black Kite Milvus migrans X 2 1
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis 1 4 2 1 1
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus F 1 1
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus 1 2 1 2 1
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus 1 0
Red-chested Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii [2] 1  
Shikra Accipiter badius 1 1?  
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus 2 1 1
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus 1 1 1  
Red-necked Buzzard Buteo auguralis 3 1  
Ayres' Hawk-Eagle Aquila ayersii 1 1
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis 1  
Cassin's Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus africanus 1 1
Crowned Hawk-Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus [1]  
Forest Francolin Francolinus lathami H 1  
[Ahanta Francolin] Francolinus ahantensis 1?  
Double-spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus 5 1
White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides 3  
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra 2  
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus H? H  
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostris 1  
African Finfoot Podica senegalensis [1]  
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis 5  
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps [2]  
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 10  
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa phaeopus F  
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus F  
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 1  
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia F  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 2 2 1  
Sanderling Calidris alba F  
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis X 1
Royal Tern Sterna maxima X 1
Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques F 2 2 1
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata X  
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2  
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer 2 1
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria 2 1  
Blue-headed Wood-Dove Turtur brehmeri H 1 2 1 H  
African Green-Pigeon Treron calva F 2 1 F  
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus 2 2  
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata 2+ 10 2 F 1
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa 1  
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus 3+ F 2 F  
Western Plantain-eater Crinifer piscator 2  
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas H H H H  
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius 1  
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus 2 1 [1]  
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster [1]H H  
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis H 1 2  
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis H  
Akun Eagle-Owl Bubo leucostictus H  
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii H H H  
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum 2 1
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum H  
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus 1  
Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus 6+  
Standard-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis 1 1 1
Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia [F]  
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini 5 [20]  
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus F  
Common Swift Apus apus X X  
Swift sp. Apus sp. F F  
Little Swift Apus affinis X F F  
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata [1]  
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster 1  
Dwarf Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei 1 [1] 0
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia 1 1 H 1
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala 1  
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis 1 1 2 1
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica 1  
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 2 1
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis X X X X X X  
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus 2 X 1
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis [2]  
White-crested Hornbill Tockus albocristatus 2+ 2 1  
Black Dwarf Hornbill Tockus hartlaubi [2]  
Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill Tockus camurus 2 1 1
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus F X X X X X 1
Piping Hornbill Ceratogymna fistulator X X 1
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Ceratogymna cylindricus [2] 4 1
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata 1+ 1
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata 4 X X X X 1
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus 2+ 2+  
Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli [1]  
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus 2 1 1 0
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus 1 H 1+  
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus H  
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus H H  
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui 3 F 0
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus [1] 1  
Willcock's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi 1+ 0
[Yellow-footed Honeyguide] Melignomon eisentrauti 1?  
Little Green Woodpecker Campethera maculosa 2  
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa 1 1 1  
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli [1] 1 0
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens 2 0
Melancholy Woodpecker Dendropicos lugubris 1  
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster 2 1 1 0
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis 1 1
African Pitta Pitta angolensis [2]  
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia F  
Banded Martin Riparia cincta F  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica X X X X  
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita 1 1
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica F X 1
Preuss's Swallow Petrochelidon preussi X 0
Square-tailed Sawwing Psalidoprocne nitens X F F  
Fanti Sawwing Psalidoprocne obscura X  
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp 1  
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 2  
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus 4 3 1
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys 5 1
Blue Cuckoo-shrike Coracina azurea 2 [1] [1] 0
Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike  Campephaga phoenicea 1  
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus X F X X X X  
Little Greenbul Andropadus virens F X  
Little Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis 1+  
Ansorge's Greenbul Andropadus ansorgei 2 1 2  
Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris 2  
Yellow-whiskered Bulbul Andropadus latirostris 2 1  
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serina 1  
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator 1 1 2  
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus 2+ 2  
Simple Greenbul/Leaflove Chlorocichla simplex 1 1 1
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura 3  
Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens [1]  
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus [1] 1 1
Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactyla 2+ 1+ 1
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximia 1 1  
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapilla 2 1 1
Western/Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris 1+ H 1 H 1 0
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus 1 1 1  
Western Bearded-Greenbul Criniger barbatus 1 1 2  
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus H 2+ 2 1 1  
Finsch's Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus finschii 4 2 2  
African Thrush Turdus pelios 2 0
White-tailed/Fire-crested Alethe  Alethe diademata 2 1+ 4 H 1
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans 2 1
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus 1 2  
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava H 1  
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii H 2 2 1  
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura 1 1 2  
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris 1  
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota 2  
Black-capped Rufous-Warbler  Bathmocercus cerviniventris H  
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus H  
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus H  
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 1 1  
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps H 2  
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti 2  
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi 1  
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor 1 H H H  
Green Hylia Hylia prasina 2 1 1 1 1  
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1 2 2  
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 1  
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea 4+  
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 1  
Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides 1  
African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata 1  
Ussher's Flycatcher Muscicapa ussheri 3 0
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini 1  
Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis 1+  
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 1  
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax 1 1 2 H  
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis 1  
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 1  
Forest Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucosticta 1+  
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 4  
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 1  
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus 1  
Black-and-white Shrike-/ Vanga flycatcher  Bias musicus 2  
Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea H  
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea 1 2 1  
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Platysteira blissetti 2  
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii 2+ 2+  
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher  Trochocercus nitens [1]  
Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher  Terpsiphone rufiventer 2 2 2 2  
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis 1  
White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus 2 1
Blackcap Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri 1  
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens H H 1 2  
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli 1 1
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens 2  
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii 10 0
Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus 2+  
Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis [F]  
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird Deleornis fraseri 1 1  
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus 2  
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris 2 1  
Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis 1  
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema 2 1  
Olive-Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea 2 F F 2  
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti 2  
Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius 1 1 1 1
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus F 1  
Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae 1 2  
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus 1  
Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus X F X 1
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus 1  
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus H 1 2 X X  
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris F F 1
Large-billed/Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini 1 1  
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegala 1 0
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis 1  
Turati's Boubou Laniarius turatii H 2+ 1
Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus 1  
Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus [1]  
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus 1 1
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus 2  
White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus 15 1
Chestnut-bellied Helmetshrike  Prionops caniceps 6+  
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis 2+  
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis F  
Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus 2 F 2 F  
Pied Crow Corvus albus X X F X X  
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling  Lamprotornis chloropterus 10  
Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris 17 1
Copper-tailed Glossy-Starling  Lamprotornis cupreocauda 7 2 0
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster F F 1
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris 6  
Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis X  
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus X X X X  
Vieillot's Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus X 6 1
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor X X 1  
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha X X F  
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus 5  
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens 2 4 2 0
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus 1 1  
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis 2 F  
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus 1 1  
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens 25+  
Red-fronted Antpecker Parmoptila rubrifrons 1  
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor 4 [1]  
Grey-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapilla F  
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus 1 1 1
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina [1] [2]  
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala 1 1
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda F  
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus X X 1
Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor X X 1
Jambandu Indigobird Vidua raricola 1  
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi X 1
West African/Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus (gularis) canicapillus 1 1
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus F 1
58
   
numbers are max seen per day  
[ ] = seen by Rich Hopf (RH) and/or Frank Lambert (FL)  
? = id probable but uncertain  
F = few, X = more than few, H = heard only  
0 record shot only  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTABLE DIPS  
White-crested Bittern Tigriornis leucolophus X  
Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea X  
Ahanta Francolin Francolinus ahantensis  X X X X  
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis X  
Brown Nightjar Caprimulgus binotatus X  
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus X  
Ghana Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga lobata X X  
Sierra Leone Prinia Prinia leontica X  
Black-capped Rufous-Warbler  Bathmocercus cerviniventris X  
Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae X X  
Olivaceous Flycatcher Muscicapa olivascens X  
Tessmann's Flycatcher Muscicapa tessmanni X  
West African Batis Batis occulta X  
Lagden's Bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni X  
Gola/Ballman's Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni X  
 
PRIMATES (incomplete)  
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes X H X  
Western Red Colobus Colobus badius X  
Western Pied Colobus Colobus polykomos X  
Sooty Mangabey Cercocebus atys X  
Campbell's Monkey Cercopithecus campbelli X  
Diana Monkey Cercopithecus diana X X  
Lesser Spot-nosed Monkey Cercopithecus petaurista X X  

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