And now we're past the rather routine selection of Western Palearctic waders, gulls and terns, onwards to some more exotic birds....
78. Laughing Dove - abundant
79. Blue-spotted Wood Dove - paddyfields near Abuko, plus other sites I failed to note
80. Black-billed Wood Dove - Bijilo, Abuko, relatively in and around woodland
81. Speckled Pigeon - common, including in the Senegambia grounds
82. African Green Pigeon - two or three at Brufut, well found by Ebrima
83. Namaqua Dove - just a couple, at Tujering
84. Red-eyed Dove - common
85. African Mourning Dove - common, and rather similar to...
86. Vinaceous Dove - common, especially around hotel grounds
87. Piapiac - several seen around town; probably very abundant, but we weren't really looking for these!
88. Senegal Coucal - numerous around the hotel
89. Klaas's Cuckoo - one showed really well by the Faraba Banta bush track
90. White-faced Scops Owl - two seen roosting in trees along Brufut entrance track
91. Long-tailed Nightjar - one of the highlights of the holiday, a local guide showed us one roosting at Brufut. Simply stunning! Click to enlarge...
92. Little Swift - Kotu
93. Mottled Spinetail - over paddyfields near Abuko
94. African Palm Swift - common
95. Green Wood Hoopoe - various sites, including small groups around the hotel
96. Giant Kingfisher - a pair seen at Abuko, very active and showing well.
97. Blue-breasted Kingfisher - one briefly at Bijilo, plus another even more fleetingly at Kotu Creek
98. Striped Kingfisher - seen well at Faraba Banta and Tujering
99. Pied Kingfisher - quite common, seen well at Abuko, Lamin Lodge and Pirang
100. Pygmy Kingfisher - one seen very close, but briefly, near the entrace to Abuko
In the bag
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