I visited several nature parks in Ghana. In the south I saw Kakum National Park, the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve, the Wli Waterfalls, the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, and the Shai Hills Game Reserve, in the center I visited the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and the Mole National Park, and in the northern parts I saw the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, and the Gbelle Resource Reserve. Along the Volta River I saw some birds.

Nature pictures of Ghana and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Ghana
Nature Page for Ghana
Bird Pages
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Ghana

Vidua interjecta
Male Exclamatory Paradise Whydah (Vidua interjecta). (602k)
Coracias naevius
Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevius, german: Strichelracke, french: Rollier varié). (517k)
Merops bulocki
Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki, french: Guêpier à gorge rouge). (843k)
Burrows Red-throated Bee-eaters
Burrows of Red-throated Bee-eaters. (1265k)
Ploceus pelzelni
Female Slender-billed Weaver (Ploceus pelzelni, german: Mönchsweber, french: Tisserin de Pelzeln). (743k)
Nest Slender-billed Weaver
Nest of a Slender-billed Weaver. (761k)
Coracias cyanogaster
Blue-bellied Rollers (Coracias cyanogaster, german: Opalracke, french: Rollier à ventre bleu). (1107k)
Coracias abyssinicus
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus, german: Senegalracke, french: Rollier d'Abyssinie). (625k)
Crinifer piscator
Western Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator, french: Touraco gris). (677k)
Ptilopachus petrosus
Stone Partridges (Ptilopachus petrosus, german: Felsenrebhuhn, french: Poulette de roche). (739k)
Vanellus albiceps
White-crowned Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps, french: Vanneau à tête blanche). (652k)
Vanellus senegallus
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, french: Vanneau du Sénégal). (708k)
Burhinus senegalensis
Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis, german: Senegaltriel, french: Œdicnème du Sénégal), top, and African Jacana, bottom (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (941k)
Halcyon malimbica
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica, german: Zügelliest, french: Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue). (581k)
Corythornis cristatus
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus, german: Haubenzwerg­fischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (588k)
Halcyon leucocephala
Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala, german: Graukopfliest, french: Martin-chasseur à tête grise). (625k)
Megaceryle maxima maxima
Female Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (934k)
Ptilostomus afer
Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer, french: Piapiac africain). (833k)
Corvus albus
Pied Crows (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie). (574k)
Pied Crow Landing Pole
Pied Crow landing on a pole. (436k)
Pied Crows Harassing Vulture
Pied Crows harassing a vulture to steal his food. They eventually succeeded. (826k)
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (893k)
Tockus erythrorhynchus
Northern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (1011k)
Lophoceros nasutus
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (567k)
African Grey Hornbill Flight
African Grey Hornbill in flight. (492k)
Lissotis melanogaster
Juvenile Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster, german: Schwarzbauch­trappe, french: Outarde à ventre noir). (627k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (579k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), with a crocodile in the background. (834k)
Western Grey Heron Taking
Western Grey Heron taking off. (765k)
Necrosyrtes monachus
Pied Crow and Hooded Vultures (Necrosyrtes monachus, german: Kappengeier, french: Vautour charognard). (500k)
Milvus aegyptius parasitus
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus) with prey in his talons. (531k)
Trigonoceps occipitalis
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis, german: Wollkopfgeier, french: Vautour à tête blanche) in flight. (448k)
Two Raptors Dogfight
Two raptors in a dogfight. (474k)
Black Kite Looking Prey
Black Kite looking for prey. (537k)
Butastur rufipennis
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis, german: Heuschrecken­bussard, french: Busautour des sauterelles). (838k)
Butastur rufipennis
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis, german: Heuschrecken­bussard, french: Busautour des sauterelles) (like people) hanging around the fire, hunting for animals that are flushed out by the fire. (658k)

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