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Old Thursday 19th April 2018, 09:52   #22
Trystan
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8/4/18

Buea

323. (141.) Black necked weaver

Mt. Cameroon

324. (142.) Yellow fronted canary
325. (143.) Grey prinia
326. (144.) European nightjar - Asleep on a branch, we were hoping for it to turn out to be a more exotic species.
327. (145.) WESTERN MOUNTAIN GREENBUL
328. (146.) MOUNTAIN ROBIN CHAT
329. (147.) Oriole finch
330. (148.) CAMEROON SUNBIRD
331. (149.) CHUBB'S CISTICOLA
332. (150.) WHITE TAILED WARBLER
333. (151.) Black winged oriole
334. (152.) CAMEROON EVERGREEN FOREST WARBLER
335. (153.) YELLOW BELLIED WATTLE-EYE
336. (154.) BLACK CAPPED WOODLAND WARBLER
337. (155.) Grey cuckooshrike
338. (156.) Speckled mousebird
339. (157.) Northern double collared sunbird
340. (158.) SHELLEY'S OLIVEBACK
341. (159.) African hill babbler
342. (160.) BLACK BILLED WEAVER

After a pretty successful hike up the mountain, we camped for the night, with the last section to do in the morning to the tree line to look for Speirops and Francolin.

9/4/18

A promising start

343. (161.) YELLOW BREASTED BOUBOU
344. (162.) CAMEROON OLIVE PIGEON
345. (163.) MOUNT CAMEROON SPIEROPS

Then the rain came. We held out a while hoping it would stop but it quickly became a deluge and we retreated to camp. When the rain still didn't relent we had to give up and begin our 5 hour retreat down the mountain in treacherous conditions.

The evening produced a few more species on the trails around Buea.

346. (164.) Yellow whiskered greenbul
347. (165.) Green headed sunbird
348. (166.) RED FACED CRIMSONWING
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