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Birds of Bui, Black Volta, Ghana Print E-mail

12. Birds known from Bui National Park


We are very grateful to Leo Mastromatteo for adding substantially to this list of birds seen within the National Park between 1996 and 1997.

Phoeniculus purpureus Senegal Wood Hoopo
Gypohierax angolensis Palm nut vulture
Poicepahlus robustus Brown headed parrot
Psalidoprocne obscura Fanti rough-winged swallow
Coracina pertoralis White breasted cuckoo shrike
Pycnorotus barbatus Common garden bulbul
Cossypha nivcicapilla Snowy crowned robin chat
Luscinia megarynchos Nightingale
Eremomela pusilla Green backed eremornela
Nectarina cuprea Copper sunbird
Nectarina senegalensis Scarlet breated sunbird
Terpsiphone viridis Paradise flycatcher
Estrilda bengala Red cheeked cordon bleu
Vidua macroura Pink taileed whydah
Serinus mozambicus Yellow fronted canary
Batis senegalensis Senegal puff back flycatcher
Lanius collaris Fiscal shrike
Tchagra minuta Little blackcap tchagra
Dicrurus adsimilis Glossy backed drongo
Lybius dubius Bearded bacbet
Tockus nasutus Grey hornbill
Grinfer piscator Grey plantain eater
Musophoga violocea Violet plantain eater
Streptopelia semitorquata Red eyed dove
Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing dove
Treron australis Green fruit pigeon
Halycon chelicuti Senegal kingfisher
Halycon malimbica Blue breasted kingfisher
Turdoides plebejus Brown babbler
Luculus solitarius Red chested cuckoo
Clamator levaillantii Levailliants cuckoo
Poicephalus senegalus Senegal parrot
Scopus umbretta Hammerkop
Bubo lacteus Milky eagle owl
Otis arabs Sudan bustard
Numida meleagris Grey breasted helmet Guniea fowl
Centriopus senegalensis Senegal Coucal
Estrilda caerulescens Lavender fire finch
Francolinus bicalcaratus Double spurred francolin
Tackus erythorhynchus Red beaked hornbill
Bucorvus abyssinicus Ground hornbill
Ploceus cucullatus Village weaver
Alcedo quadribribradys Shining blue kingfisher

For full details of this project, and others conducted at Bui National Park, see our Final Report >>

The Black Volta Project was sponsored by:



Supported by Barclays PLC / Royal Geographical Society





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