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.

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Sénégal

Passerine (Passeriformes fam.)
?? Unknown Passerine bird (Passeriformes fam., german: Sperlingsvögel). (569k)
 Unknown Bird Flight
?? Unknown bird in flight. (638k)
 Unknown Bird Flight
?? Unknown bird in flight. (929k)
African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea)
African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea, german: Nordafrikanische Lachtaube, french: Tourterelle rieuse). (573k)
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lamprotornis chloropterus)
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lamprotornis chloropterus, german: Messingglanzstar, french: Choucador de Swainson). (730k)
White Wagtail ssp. alba (Motacilla alba alba)
White Wagtail ssp. alba (Motacilla alba alba, german: Bachstelze, french: Bergeronnette grise). (650k)
Little Bee-eater ssp. pusillus (Merops pusillus pusillus)
Little Bee-eater ssp. pusillus (Merops pusillus pusillus, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (642k)
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus)
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus, german: Senegalracke, french: Rollier d'Abyssinie). (689k)
Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)
Little Tern (Sternula albifrons, german: Zwergseeschwalbe, french: Sterne naine). (551k)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida, german: Weißbart-Seeschwalbe, french: Guifette moustac) in flight. (708k)
Whiskered Tern Flight
Whiskered Tern in flight. (417k)
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus, german: Spornkiebitz, french: Vanneau à éperons). (843k)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (792k)
African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis)
African Pied Kingfishers (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie), female at left and center. (1086k)
African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis)
Female African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (800k)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
Flock of White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf) taking off. (719k)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire), white, and Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (1024k)
Black-headed Heron (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. (902k)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha, 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. (1083k)
Western Grey Heron (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. (749k)
Eurasian Spoonbill (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. (638k)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Two Eurasian Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia, german: Löffler, french: Spatule blanche). (609k)
Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian Spoonbill. (643k)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabel­löffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) hot in pursuit of fish. (734k)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabel­löffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique) with a fresh caught fish. (723k)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African 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. (765k)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (795k)
African Sacred Ibis Flight
African Sacred Ibis in flight. (492k)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (830k)
Old World Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax)
Old World Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (855k)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (903k)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire). (764k)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire) in flight. (516k)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha)
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire) in flight. (525k)
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca)
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée). (691k)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (834k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (894k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Perched Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (626k)
Western Grey Heron Stalking
Western Grey Heron stalking fish. (799k)
Western Grey Heron Fresh
Western Grey Heron with a fresh caught fish. (845k)
Western Grey Heron Fresh
Western Grey Heron with a fresh caught fish in flight. (534k)
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala)
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala, german: Schwarzhals­reiher, french: Héron mélanocéphale). (636k)
Black-headed Heron Flight
Black-headed Heron in flight. (468k)
Black-headed Heron Flight
Black-headed Heron in flight. (529k)
Colony Cormorants
Colony of cormorants. (886k)
White-breasted Cormorant (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. (897k)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus)
Perched African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (874k)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain), drying its wings. (984k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
Perched White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (768k)
Perched White-breasted Cormorant Front
Perched White-breasted Cormorant in front of a pelican colony. (591k)
Swimming White-breasted Cormorant Fresh
Swimming White-breasted Cormorant with fresh caught fish. (612k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) taking off with a fish. (692k)
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa)
Perched immature Mainland African Darter or Snake Bird (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (576k)
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa)
Perched immature Mainland African Darter or Snake Bird (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (610k)
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa)
Male Mainland African Darter taking off (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (706k)
Landing Male Mainland African
Landing male Mainland African Darter. (659k)
Immature Mainland African Darter
Immature Mainland African Darter drying its wings. (459k)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (804k)
Pelican Colony
Pelican colony. (564k)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Group of Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc) with a juvenile on the left. (962k)
Group Juvenile Great White
Group of juvenile Great White Pelicans. (617k)
Colony Great White Pelicans
Colony of Great White Pelicans. (767k)
Colony Great White Pelicans
Colony of Great White Pelicans with one pelican in flight in front. (669k)
Group Juvenile Great White
Group of juvenile Great White Pelicans taking off. (703k)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc). (802k)
Large Group Pelicans Flight
Large group of pelicans in flight. (439k)
Group Pelicans Flight
Group of pelicans in flight. (438k)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus, german: Rosapelikan, french: Pélican blanc) in flight. (433k)
Great White Pelican Flight
Great White Pelican in flight. (407k)
Great White Pelican Flight
Great White Pelican in flight. (426k)
Landing Great White Pelican
Landing Great White Pelican. (694k)
Fishing Great White Pelicans
Fishing Great White Pelicans. (709k)
Fishing Great White Pelicans
Fishing Great White Pelicans. (693k)
Fishing Great White Pelicans
Fishing Great White Pelicans. They seem to herd the fish together and collectively dive for them. (705k)
Close-up Fishing Great White
Close-up of fishing Great White Pelicans. (762k)
Pelican Pouch Full Fish
Pelican with pouch full of fish. (589k)
Close-up Great White Pelican
Close-up of Great White Pelican, with juvenile in back. (755k)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus, french: Milan à bec jaune) in flight. (530k)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Black Kites (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) over Dakar. Sometimes there were hundreds of them in the air over Dakar. (737k)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Female Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur). (521k)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (487k)
African Fish Eagle
African Fish Eagle. (725k)
African Fish Eagle Flight
African Fish Eagle in flight. (492k)

This page contains 83 pictures of 33 bird species

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