Saturday, August 9, 2014

A birth bath in the Brufut Forest – The Gambia

The Brufut Forest in Gambia is famous for birding; this are some photos of a water birth bath inside the woods. The bath is a point of concentration where many birds can be found. Placed in dense woods it is attractive to shy birds like the Leaflove or Green Turacos and it was the only place I saw Orange-cheeked Waxbills in Gambia.

Black-billed Wood Dove in the Brufut Forest
Black-billed Wood Dove. 


Birth Bath in the Brufut Forest
A Lavender Waxbill, Red-cheeked Cordonbleu and a Yellow-throated Leaflove.

Guinea Turaco, Tauraco persa
Shy and majestic, a Green Turaco.

Green Turaco, Tauraco persa
He spend a lot of time to watch us.

orange-cheeked waxbill (Estrilda melpoda)
Orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda).

Yellow-throated Leaflove or Yellow-throated Greenbul (Atimastillas flavicollis) in Gambia
Yellow-throated Leaflove or Yellow-throated Greenbul (Atimastillas flavicollis)

18 comments:

  1. What a neat place to watch the birds at the bath.. So many pretty birds to see. I love the Green Turaco and the Waxbills are pretty too. Awesome birds and photos.. Thanks for sharing your post with my critter party.. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. what a wonderful selection of beautiful birds in the Gambia. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Wow! gorgeous birds and wonderful photography ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Beautiful birds! The waxbills are very pretty and the turaco is spectacular.

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  5. Such amazing shots and very beautiful and original birds !

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  6. Amazing pictures of some truly great birds.

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  7. Oh My!!! So many beautiful birds you showed us♡♡♡ Especially the Green Turaco has really unique appearance and magnetic♪

    Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  8. These are beautiful birds, very unique and fabulous!

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  9. They are all so beautiful! It's hard to find a favorite. How wonderful to see them all in the same area.

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  10. What a wonderful place to do some birding! Awesome tropical birds! The Turaco has wonderful coloration and personality, and the little Red-cheeked Cordonbleu is such a cute bird, its markings and blue color are delightful.

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  11. Wow, what a treat, Christian! Thank you for sharing your bird photos. It's amazing how beautiful they are. I can't imagine how wonderful it would feel to be right there with those beautiful birds.

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  12. My goodness what a wonderful variety of beautiful birds!!! All of which I've never seen. Awesome.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

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  13. What gorgeous birds! From the big to the small. A real treat. Happy Critter Day!

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  14. That turaco is a splendid-looking bird! Does rainwater replenish the bird bath or must you bring water to it?

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  15. such unusual and beautiful birds!!

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  16. that was a different idéa for a birding opportunity. Loved it. The feeders gets tiresome sometimes. Love the images of the Green Turaco

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  17. Such exotic birds, great shots!

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