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Purple Heron

Purple Heron

The Purple Heron is a wading bird belonging to the heron family. While it is similar to a Grey Heron, it’s a little smaller and has darker plumage. Bird information. Where can we see a Purple Heron? These Herons were photographed at our newly formed water park, a short walk from Footsteps. Otherwise, you would …

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African Jacana

African Jacana

The African Jacana is a wader, which is to say its feet are perfectly adapted to walk on floating vegetation such as Lillies. Bird information. Where can we see an African Jacana? These Jacanas were photographed at our newly formed water park, a short walk from Footsteps. Otherwise, you would find them all across sub-Saharan …

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Grey Kestrel

Grey Kestrel

Grey Kestrel, whenever I see one I think about the 1969 film by Ken Loach. A majestic bird of prey indeed and found in The Gambia as well as Barnsley, West Yorkshire. Bird information. Where can we see a Grey Kestrel? The pictures above were photographed at Pajem Community Forest and at Pirang Faraba Banta. …

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African Golden Oriole

African Golden Oriole

The African Golden Oriole is one of my all-time favourite birds in the Gambia. A regular visitor to Footsteps, he can be seen from our bird hide. Bird information. Where can we see an African Golden Oriole? The pictures above were photographed on the lane leading to Footsteps. They like thick woodland. What does it look …

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Piapiac

Piapiac

The Piapiac is related to the Asian ground Jays and is a member of the Crow family of birds. Bird information. Where can we see a Piapiac? The pictures above were photographed between Footsteps and the beach at our newly formed water park. Otherwise common across The Gambia preferring dry open habitats and gardens. What does it …

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Bearded Barbet

Bearded Barbet

The Bearded Barbet gets its name from the prominent bristles which are on the underside of its beak. Bird information. Where can we see a Bearded Barbet? The pictures above were photographed in the Penjem community forest and Tujering woods, south of Tanji. Otherwise common across The Gambia preferring forests and woodlands. What does it …

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Cut-throat Finch

Cut-throat Finches

It’s easy to see why this little finch is called a Cut-throat as it literally looks as if its throat has been cut. Also known as the Bearded finch, the Ribbon Finch, simply the Cut-throat, and also the weaver finch. Bird information. Where can we see a Cut-throat Finch? The pictures above were photographed a short distance from …

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