Male splendid sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigastrus), the Gambia
The splendid sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigastrus) is a sunbird. The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young.
Their flight is fast and direct on short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.
The splendid sunbird breeds in west and central tropical Africa.
© 2016 Frans Sellies
Avro Lancastrian G-AGWJ BSAA LAP
Avro Lancastrian G-AGWJ of British South American Airlines seen at London Airport on 18 May 1946, just 3 months before it was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident in the Gambia. It flew the London to Buenos Aires route. Date: 1946
© A Flying History / The Peter Keating Aviation Photograph Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
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Two scouts outside headquarters, Gambia, West Africa
Two scouts, Christian and Moslem, bound together by the Brotherhood of Scouts. Seen here shaking hands outside the headquarters of the Gambia Scouts Association, Gambia, West Africa.
© The Scout Association / Mary Evans
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