Wolof terms for Birds in Senegal (Picc yi)

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Eagle picture
eagle / aigle bateleur
Terathopius ecaudatus
céeli bi
Kite picture
black kite / milan
Milbus migrans
tan mi
Vulture picture
vulture / vautour
bànjóoli bi (baa bi)
Ostrich picture
ostrich / autruche
Struthio camelus
ndobin gi

ground hornbill
/ grand calao d'Abyssinie
Buccorvus abyssinicus
njugub bi
Bat picture
bat / chauve-souris
bulima
Fishing eagle picture
West African river eagle
/ aigle-pêcheur
Cuncuma vocifer
sawóor mi / sagóor
Weaver bird picture
weaver bird / tisserin
warapuló mi

little egret
aigrette garzette
Egretta garzetta
xodd gi

great white egret
/grande aigrette
Egretta alba
toor-toor mi
often incorrectly called xodd

cattle egret
/ héron garde-boeufs
Bubulcus ibis
 
jaw gi

lily-trotter / jacana
Actophilornis africana
ginaaru dex gi / ngen-ginaar gi

Allen's Gallinulle /Poule d'Allen
Porphyrio alleni
ginaaru dex gi

black crake
Limnocorax flavirostra
 
koppin bi
Turkey picture
turkey / dinde ou dindon
yit / it bi
Gambian goose picture
spur-winged goose
/ oie de Gambie
Plectropterus gambensis
baaxoñ bi
Pied crow picture
pied crow / corbeau-pi
Corvus albus

seku bi
Parrot picture
parrot / perroquet

yéraayér mi / yëraayër mi

Barbary shrike
/gonolek de Barbarie
Laniarius barbarus
ginaaru àll

stone-partridge
/ poule de rochier
Ptilopachus petrosus
gulaagul bi, xolaaxol mi

long-tailed glossy starling
/merle métallique à longue queue
Lamprotornis caudatus
gulaa bi

purple glossy starling
/merle métallique pourpré
Lamprotornis purpureus
sagóor mi
the name includes a large variety of small grain eating birds such as sparrows, weaver birds, tits njallax li

grey-headed sparrow
/ moineau gris
Passer griseus


golden sparrow
/ moineau doré
Passer luteus

red-billed quelea


warbling silverbill
/ bec d'argent
Lonchura malabarica


house sparrow


weaver
/ tisserin

toq gi / daaka bi colbet mi / coblet mi

red-beaked hornbill
/ petit calao bec rouge
Tockus erythorhynchus

grey hornbill
/ petit calao bec noir
Tockus nasutus
colbet jaam mi
Wagtail picture
yellow wagtail
/ bergeronnette printanière
Motacilla flava
colbet gor mi
Wagtail picture
white wagtail / bergeronnette grise
Motacilla alba
petax mi ?gok bi, ?kortilaan mi, ?paataar bi, ?peget bi ?poroporo mi ?xatim mi ?xëtaaxët, ?yuy bi
poolu jàkka mi

speckled pigeon
/ pigeon de Guinée
Columba guinea
petax mi

laughing dove
/ tourterelle maillée
Streptopelia senegalensis


mourning dove
/ tourterelle pleureuse
Streptopelia decipiens


vinaceous dove
/ tourterelle vineuse
Streptopelia vinacea
pool mi

red-eyed dove
/ tourterelle du Waalo
Streptopelia senegalensis
petaxu mareen mi
xàlle mi

long-tailed dove
/ tourterelle du Cap
Oena capensis
   
ngëj mi

marabou stork
/ marabout
Leptoptilos crumeniferus
mbërgët
kuyy

thickknee
sarwét mi

yellowbilled oxpecker
/ pique-boeufs
Buphagus africanus
njagabaar bi
Pelican picture
pelican / pélican
Pecanus rufesceus
nax-ndaw gi / waafaan mi / lipaaaxóon mi

long-tailed nightjar
/ engoulevent à longue queue
Caprimulgus climacurus
bqar bi
abyssinian roller
/ rollier d'Abyssinie
Coracias abyssinius
   
prëntaan mi ?pikirik mi

sandgrouse
/ ganga
Pterocles exustus
Pterocles quadricinctus

ngorkaan li

grey woodpecker
/ pic-gris
Mesopicos goertae

cokeer bi

double spurred francolin
/ francolin commun
Francolinus bicalcaratus
jàmb-jóob gi

crowned crane
/ grue couronnée
Balearica pavonina
gutuut gi
Coucal picture
Senegal coucal
/ coq de pagode
Centropus senegalensis
looy mi
Owl picture
owl / hibou
rammatu mi
bol-nbolateFire finch picture
Senegal fire-finch
/ amarante commun
Lagonosticta senegala
patendugu mi
bolle bi

red bishop
/ fransicain ou faux cardinal
Euplectes orix


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