In Benin I visited one nature reserve, the Parc National de la Pendjari. I saw various birds, antelopes, and elephants. In Ganvie and on the south shore I saw some birds, that was it as far as nature was concerned.

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Birds in Benin

Large Flock Birds Flock
Large flock of birds. A flock of birds flying past you makes a lot of noise, just from their wing beat. These flocks were very active in the Pendjari National Park. (821k)
Motacilla flava
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava, german: Schafstelze, french: Bergeronnette printanière). (578k)
Centropus senegalensis
Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis, german: Spornkuckuck, french: Coucal du Sénégal). (749k)
Merops nubicus
Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus, french: Guêpier écarlate). (825k)
Coracias abyssinicus
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus, german: Senegalracke, french: Rollier d'Abyssinie). (761k)
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (567k)
Ceryle rudis rudis
Male African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (616k)
Halcyon malimbica
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica, german: Zügelliest, french: Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue). (663k)
Vanellus senegallus
African Wattled Lapwing also called Senegal Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, german: Senegalkiebitz, french: Vanneau du Sénégal). (1068k)
Pternistis bicalcaratus
Double-spurred Francolins (Pternistis bicalcaratus, german: Doppelsporn­frankolin, french: Francolin à double éperon). (807k)
Numida meleagris galeatus
West African Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris galeatus, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (940k)
Tockus erythrorhynchus
Northern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (877k)
Lophoceros nasutus
Male African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (722k)
Scopus umbretta
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (1033k)
Microcarbo africanus africanus
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (632k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (952k)
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (778k)
Egretta gularis
Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis, german: Küstenreiher, french: Aigrette à gorge blanche). (612k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (705k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron taking off (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (700k)
Western Grey Heron Flight
Western Grey Heron in flight. (518k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Colony of Marabou Storks (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique) in a tree. (835k)
Neotis denhami
Denham's Bustard (Neotis denhami, french: Outarde de Denham). (768k)
Micronisus gabar
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar, french: Autour gabar). (610k)
Micronisus gabar
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar, french: Autour gabar). (572k)
Butastur rufipennis
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis, german: Heuschrecken­bussard, french: Busautour des sauterelles). (445k)
Milvus migrans
Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir). (533k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (650k)
Gyps africanus
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus, german: Weißrückengeier, french: Vautour africain). (630k)
Trigonoceps occipitalis
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis, german: Wollkopfgeier, french: Vautour à tête blanche). (499k)

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