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  1. whiteheadedvulture

    Help with Ghana raptor please.

    This fellow flew over this morning in Accra. At first I took it for a Black kite but then I saw the tail. If it had been a better pic I probably would have Id'd it easily. I wonder if anyone can shine some light on it, thanks in advance...
  2. whiteheadedvulture

    Reed Warbler?

    Spotted this bird in wetland in Accra, Ghana. I can't decide whether it is an African Reed Warbler or a Eurasian Reed Warbler. Any help would be welcome, thanks in advance, Bill
  3. whiteheadedvulture


    Hi there, This solitary bird overflew my house in Western suburbs of Accra Ghana on 8th November. It looks like a Crane to me but if so is many miles from where it is supposed to be. It was circling with about four Black Kites. Perhaps a juvenile? Any help on this would be...
  4. whiteheadedvulture

    Warbler in West Africa in summer

    I spotted this warbler the other morning and I think it is a Great Reed Warbler. Don't these birds migrate to Europe in the summer or do some stay behind? I live in Accra-Ghana, thanks in advance, Bill.
  5. whiteheadedvulture

    Mad Sparrow!

    For the past two years a Grey headed Sparrow has seemingly fallen in love with my car. He spends a few hours a day admiring himself in the wing mirrors, or bouncing up and down the bonnet pecking at his own image in the windscreen. Unfortunately he covers the car with his droppings in the...
  6. whiteheadedvulture

    Which Sunbird?

    Shot this in my garden here in Accra, Ghana, poor picture I know. It looks like a juvenile Variable Sunbird to me, but I'm far from certain, any ideas?
  7. whiteheadedvulture

    Olympus E500 lens for birding

    Hi there, I am knew to birding and own an Olympus E500. I would like some advice on which lens would be suitable for birding, I'm guessing something around 300mm would suffice. Any ideas? Nothing too expensive though.
  8. whiteheadedvulture

    Flufftail, Quail or something else?

    Help, Having trouble identifying this bird. I'm thinking it may be a Red Chested Flufftail, female. The picture was taken over my garden wall in the western suburbs of Accra. The area is moderately swampy with plenty of long grass and undergrowth. I hope someone more knowledgable than...
  9. whiteheadedvulture

    Hi from Accra Ghana

    Hi all, I am an Englishman living for the past nine years in Ghana. I have always been interested in birds and have listed all the species I have identified here in Ghana. I am certainly not an expert or for that matter a dedicated birder. I hope to learn a lot more on this forum.