I visited several nature parks in Ghana. In the south I saw Kakum National Park, the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve, the Wli Waterfalls, the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, and the Shai Hills Game Reserve, in the center I visited the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and the Mole National Park, and in the northern parts I saw the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, and the Gbelle Resource Reserve. Along the Volta River I saw some birds.

Nature pictures of Ghana and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Ghana
Nature Page for Ghana
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Ghana

Exclamatory Paradise Whydah (Vidua interjecta)
Male Exclamatory Paradise Whydah (Vidua interjecta). (606k)
Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevius)
Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevius, german: Strichelracke, french: Rollier varié). (523k)
Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki)
Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki, french: Guêpier à gorge rouge). (848k)
Burrows Red-throated Bee-eaters
Burrows of Red-throated Bee-eaters. (1266k)
Slender-billed Weaver (Ploceus pelzelni)
Female Slender-billed Weaver (Ploceus pelzelni, german: Mönchsweber, french: Tisserin de Pelzeln). (744k)
Nest Slender-billed Weaver
Nest of a Slender-billed Weaver. (765k)
Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster)
Blue-bellied Rollers (Coracias cyanogaster, german: Opalracke, french: Rollier à ventre bleu). (1113k)
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus)
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus, german: Senegalracke, french: Rollier d'Abyssinie). (632k)
Western Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator)
Western Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator, french: Touraco gris). (685k)
Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus)
Stone Partridges (Ptilopachus petrosus, german: Felsenrebhuhn, french: Poulette de roche). (742k)
White-crowned Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps)
White-crowned Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps, german: Weißscheitelkiebitz, french: Vanneau à tête blanche). (661k)
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, german: Senegalkiebitz, french: Vanneau du Sénégal). (716k)
Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis)
Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis, german: Senegaltriel, french: Œdicnème du Sénégal), top, and African Jacana, bottom (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (943k)
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica)
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica, german: Zügelliest, french: Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue). (588k)
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus)
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus, german: Haubenzwerg­fischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (598k)
Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)
Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala, german: Graukopfliest, french: Martin-chasseur à tête grise). (631k)
Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima)
Female Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (930k)
Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer)
Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer, french: Piapiac africain). (833k)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus)
Pied Crows (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie). (578k)
Pied Crow Landing Pole
Pied Crow landing on a pole. (437k)
Pied Crows Harassing Vulture
Pied Crows harassing a vulture to steal his food. They eventually succeeded. (828k)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (896k)
Northern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus)
Northern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (1010k)
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus)
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (570k)
African Grey Hornbill Flight
African Grey Hornbill in flight. (494k)
Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster)
Juvenile Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster, german: Schwarzbauch­trappe, french: Outarde à ventre noir). (632k)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (583k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré), with a crocodile in the background. (842k)
Western Grey Heron Taking
Western Grey Heron taking off. (769k)
Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)
Pied Crow and Hooded Vultures (Necrosyrtes monachus, german: Kappengeier, french: Vautour charognard). (506k)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus)
Yellow-billed Kite ssp. parasitus (Milvus aegyptius parasitus, french: Milan à bec jaune) with prey in his talons. (542k)
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis)
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis, german: Wollkopfgeier, french: Vautour à tête blanche) in flight. (455k)
Two Raptors Dogfight
Two raptors in a dogfight. (475k)
Black Kite Looking Prey
Black Kite looking for prey. (539k)
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis)
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis, german: Heuschrecken­bussard, french: Busautour des sauterelles). (843k)
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis)
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis, german: Heuschrecken­bussard, french: Busautour des sauterelles) (like people) hanging around the fire, hunting for animals that are flushed out by the fire. (664k)

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