There are a lot of birds in the forest, but they are difficult to photograph. I did not get as many bird pictures as I was hoping.

Nature pictures of Congo and other bird pages are linked:

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

Birds in Congo

Cyanomitra olivacea
Olive Sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea, french: Souimanga olivâtre). (844k)
Muscicapa sethsmithi
Yellow-footed Flycatcher (Muscicapa sethsmithi, french: Gobemouche à pattes jaunes). (818k)
Nicator chloris
Western Nicator (Nicator chloris, french: Nicator à gorge grise). (1030k)
Stizorhina fraseri
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush (Stizorhina fraseri). (881k)
Nigrita canicapillus
Grey-headed Nigrita (Nigrita canicapillus, german: Graunacken­schwärzling, french: Nigrette à calotte grise). (130k)
Estrilda melpoda
Orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda, german: Orangebäckchen, french: Astrild à joues orange). (1059k)
Estrilda paludicola
Fawn-breasted Waxbill (Estrilda paludicola, german: Sumpfastrild, french: Astrild à poitrine fauve). (813k)
Merops breweri
Black-headed Bee-eater (Merops breweri, french: Guêpier à tête noire). (583k)
Merops variegatus
Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus, french: Guêpier à collier bleu). (313k)
Merops variegatus
Juvenile Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus, french: Guêpier à collier bleu). (710k)
Cecropis abyssinica
Lesser Striped Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica, french: Hirondelle striée). (666k)
Hirundo nigrita
White-throated Blue Swallow (Hirundo nigrita, french: Hirondelle à bavette). (611k)
Ploceus cucullatus
Male Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus, german: Dorfweber, french: Tisserin gendarme). (938k)
Ploceus nigerrimus
Female Vieillot's Black Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus, german: Mohrenweber, french: Tisserin noir). (478k)
Ploceus nigerrimus
Male Vieillot's Black Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus, german: Mohrenweber, french: Tisserin noir). (531k)
Stelgidillas gracilirostris
Slender-billed Greenbul (Stelgidillas gracilirostris, french: Bulbul à bec grêle). (891k)
Eurillas virens
Little Greenbul (Eurillas virens, french: Bulbul verdâtre). (760k)
Eurillas virens
Little Greenbul (Eurillas virens, french: Bulbul verdâtre). (723k)
Ixonotus guttatus
Spotted Greenbul (Ixonotus guttatus, french: Bulbul tacheté). (807k)
Laniarius leucorhynchus
Lowland Sooty Boubou (Laniarius leucorhynchus). (880k)
Myrmecocichla nigra
Female Sooty Chat (Myrmecocichla nigra, french: Traquet commandeur). (613k)
Myrmecocichla nigra
Male Sooty Chat (Myrmecocichla nigra, french: Traquet commandeur). (488k)
Euplectes macroura
Yellow-mantled Widowbird (Euplectes macroura, german: Gelbschulterwida, french: Euplecte à dos d'or). (443k)
Dryoscopus senegalensis
Red-eyed Puffback (Dryoscopus senegalensis). (969k)
Buphagus africanus
Yellow-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus africanus, german: Gelbschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec jaune) on an African Forest Buffalo (Syncerus caffer nanus, german: Rotbüffel, french: Buffle nain). (709k)
Buphagus africanus
Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus, german: Gelbschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec jaune). (733k)
Macronyx croceus
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus, french: Sentinelle à gorge jaune). (949k)
Anthus sp.
Pipit (Anthus sp., german: Pieper:Genus, french: Pipits). (880k)
Anthus pallidiventris
Long-legged Pipit (Anthus pallidiventris). (911k)
Anthus pallidiventris
Juvenile Long-legged Pipit (Anthus pallidiventris). (969k)
Alcedo quadribrachys
Shining-blue Kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys, german: Schillereisvogel, french: Martin-pêcheur azuré). (795k)
Streptopelia semitorquata
Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata, german: Halbmondtaube, french: Tourterelle à collier). (1112k)
Treron calvus
Tree with a flock of African Green Pigeons (Treron calvus, german: Rotnasen-Grüntaube, french: Colombar à front nu). (558k)
Apaloderma narina
Male Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina, german: Narinatrogon, french: Trogon narina). (913k)
Psittacus erithacus erithacus
Tree with Congo Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus, german: Graupapagei, french: Perroquet jaco). (702k)
Psittacus erithacus erithacus
Flock of Congo Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus, german: Graupapagei, french: Perroquet jaco). (951k)
Psittacus erithacus erithacus
Landing Congo Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus, german: Graupapagei, french: Perroquet jaco). (846k)
Pternistis afer
Red-necked Francolin (Pternistis afer, german: Rotkehlfrankolin, french: Francolin à gorge rouge). (839k)
Lophoceros fasciatus
African Pied Hornbill (Lophoceros fasciatus, german: Elstertoko, french: Calao longibande). (216k)
Bostrychia hagedash brevirostris
Northern Hadada Ibises (Bostrychia hagedash brevirostris, german: Hagedasch, french: Ibis hagedash). (634k)
Scopus umbretta
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (981k)
Scopus umbretta
Hamerkop taking off (Scopus umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (858k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (740k)
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1006k)
Gypohierax angolensis
Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis, german: Palmgeier, french: Palmiste africain). (1145k)
Gypohierax angolensis
Juvenile Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis, german: Palmgeier, french: Palmiste africain). (880k)
Gypohierax angolensis
Palm-nut Vulture on a termite mound (Gypohierax angolensis, german: Palmgeier, french: Palmiste africain). (449k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (592k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
Immature African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (473k)
Psittacus erithacus erithacus
Congo Grey Parrots landing and taking off (Psittacus erithacus erithacus, german: Graupapagei, french: Perroquet jaco). (150.6M)

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