Most of the bird pictures on this page are from the Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj, a fantastic bird sanctuary, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the Saint Louis. The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nature pictures of Sénégal and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Senegal
Nature Page for Sénégal
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Senegal

 Unknown Starling
?? Unknown starling. (561k)
Streptopelia roseogrisea
African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea, german: Nordafrikanische Lachtaube, french: Tourterelle rieuse). (563k)
Lamprotornis chloropterus
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lamprotornis chloropterus, german: Messingglanzstar, french: Choucador de Swainson). (721k)
Motacilla alba alba
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba, german: Bachstelze, french: Bergeronnette grise). (642k)
Merops pusillus pusillus
Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus pusillus, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (630k)
 Unknown Bird Flight
?? Unknown bird in flight. (636k)
 Unknown Bird Flight
?? Unknown bird in flight. (928k)
 Unknown Bird Flight
?? Unknown bird in flight. (514k)
Coracias abyssinicus
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus, german: Senegalracke, french: Rollier d'Abyssinie). (683k)
Sternula albifrons
Little Tern (Sternula albifrons, german: Zwergseeschwalbe, french: Sterne naine). (543k)
Chlidonias hybrida
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida, german: Weißbart-Seeschwalbe, french: Guifette moustac) in flight. (699k)
Whiskered Tern Flight
Whiskered Tern in flight. (419k)
Vanellus spinosus
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (835k)
Actophilornis africanus
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (782k)
Ceryle rudis rudis
African Pied Kingfishers (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (1039k)
Ceryle rudis rudis
African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (794k)
Dendrocygna viduata
Flock of White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf) taking off. (686k)
Ardea intermedia
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire), white, and Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (964k)
Ardea melanocephala
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala, german: Schwarzhalsreiher, french: Héron mélanocéphale), left, and Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), right. (882k)
Ardea intermedia
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire), right, Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu), center, and Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), left. (1032k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), right, Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia, german: Löffler, french: Spatule blanche), left, and African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique), next to Western Grey Heron. The African Spoonbill is just swallowing a fish. (730k)
Platalea leucorodia
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia, german: Löffler, french: Spatule blanche), back, and African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique), front, fishing. (629k)
Platalea leucorodia
Two Eurasian Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia, german: Löffler, french: Spatule blanche). (601k)
Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian Spoonbill. (642k)
Platalea alba
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) hot in pursuit of fish. (729k)
African Spoonbill Fresh Caught
African Spoonbill with a fresh caught fish. (718k)
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré), with Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), foreground left, and Garganey Ducks (Spatula querquedula, german: Knäkente, french: Sarcelle d'été), foreground right. (757k)
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (788k)
Sacred Ibis Flight
Sacred Ibis in flight. (491k)
Ardeola ralloides
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (824k)
Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax
Eurasian Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (833k)
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (898k)
Ardea intermedia
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire) in flight. (505k)
Ardea intermedia
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire) in flight. (513k)
Egretta ardesiaca
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée). (685k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (754k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (827k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (887k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Perched Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (617k)
Western Grey Heron Stalking
Western Grey Heron stalking fish. (798k)
Western Grey Heron Fresh
Western Grey Heron with a fresh caught fish. (844k)
Western Grey Heron Fresh
Western Grey Heron with a fresh caught fish in flight. (533k)
Ardea melanocephala
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala, german: Schwarzhalsreiher, french: Héron mélanocéphale). (627k)
Black-headed Heron Flight
Black-headed Heron in flight. (463k)
Black-headed Heron Flight
Black-headed Heron in flight. (528k)
Colony Cormorants
Colony of cormorants. (846k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
Perched White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche), left, and Mainland African Darter, (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique), right. (853k)
Microcarbo africanus africanus
Perched African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (866k)
Microcarbo africanus africanus
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain), drying its wings. (977k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
Perched White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (756k)
Perched White-breasted Cormorant Front
Perched White-breasted Cormorant in front of a pelican colony. (583k)
Swimming White-breasted Cormorant Fresh
Swimming White-breasted Cormorant with fresh caught fish. (611k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) taking off with a fish. (683k)
Anhinga rufa rufa
Perched Mainland African Darter or Snake Bird, (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (567k)
Perched Mainland African Darter
Perched Mainland African Darter or Snake Bird. (601k)
Mainland African Darter Taking
Mainland African Darter taking off. (690k)
Landing Mainland African Darter
Landing Mainland African Darter. (626k)
Mainland African Darter Drying
Mainland African Darter drying its wings. (447k)
Mycteria ibis
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (795k)
Pelican Colony
Pelican colony. (557k)
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Group of Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc) with a juvenile on the left. (915k)
Group Juvenile Great White
Group of juvenile Great White Pelicans. (609k)
Colony Great White Pelicans
Colony of Great White Pelicans. (731k)
Colony Great White Pelicans
Colony of Great White Pelicans with one pelican in flight in front. (637k)
Group Juvenile Great White
Group of juvenile Great White Pelicans taking off. (688k)
Great White Pelican
Great White Pelican. (769k)
Large Group Pelicans Flight
Large group of pelicans in flight. (434k)
Group Pelicans Flight
Group of pelicans in flight. (435k)
Great White Pelican Flight
Great White Pelican in flight. (418k)
Great White Pelican Flight
Great White Pelican in flight. (405k)
Great White Pelican Flight
Great White Pelican in flight. (423k)
Landing Great White Pelican
Landing Great White Pelican. (683k)
Fishing Great White Pelicans
Fishing Great White Pelicans. (702k)
Fishing Great White Pelicans
Fishing Great White Pelicans. (694k)
Fishing Great White Pelicans
Fishing Great White Pelicans. They seem to herd the fish together and collectively dive for them. (697k)
Close-up Fishing Great White
Close-up of fishing Great White Pelicans. (746k)
Pelican Pouch Full Fish
Pelican with pouch full of fish. (583k)
Close-up Great White Pelican
Close-up of Great White Pelican, with juvenile in back. (734k)
Milvus aegyptius parasitus
Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius parasitus) in flight. (517k)
Milvus migrans
Black Kites (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) over Dakar. Sometimes there were hundreds of them in the air over Dakar. (716k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (478k)
African Fish Eagle
African Fish Eagle. (724k)
African Fish Eagle Flight
African Fish Eagle in flight. (490k)

This page contains 83 pictures of 31 bird species

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