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Benin


Capital Porto-Novo
Largest city Cotonou
 

 

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Number of species: 600
Number of globally threatened species: 3
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Cape Gannet Morus capensis Vulnerable
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
White-backed Night-Heron Gorsachius leuconotus
White-crested Bittern Tigriornis leucolopha
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
 
CICONIIFORMES: Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Abdim's Stork Ciconia abdimii
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Near-threatened
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Rare/Accidental
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata
White-backed Duck Thalassornis leuconotus
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Rare/Accidental
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Near-threatened
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Scissor-tailed Kite Chelictinia riocourii
Black Kite Milvus migrans
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
Rueppell's Griffon Gyps rueppellii
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle Circaetus beaudouini
Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
Red-chested Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii
Shikra Accipiter badius
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus
Ovampo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis
Red-necked Buzzard Buteo auguralis
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergi
African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Ayres' Hawk-Eagle Aquila ayresii
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
Cassin's Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus africanus
Crowned Hawk-Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Sagittariidae
Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpentarius
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex
Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
African Hobby Falco cuvierii
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
White-throated Francolin Francolinus albogularis
Double-spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus
Blue Quail Coturnix adansonii
Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus
 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani
 
GRUIFORMES: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
Quail-plover Ortyxelos meiffrenii
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Black Crowned-Crane Balearica pavonina Near-threatened
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
African Crake Crecopsis egregia
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata
 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae
African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Stanley Bustard Neotis denhami Near-threatened
White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis
Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Egyptian plover Pluvianus aegyptius
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis
Grey Pratincole Glareola cinerea
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Rare/Accidental
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina Rare/Accidental
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum Near-threatened
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Four-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques
African Collared-Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea
African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Black-billed Wood-Dove Turtur abyssinicus
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
Bruce's Green-Pigeon Treron waalia
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus
 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea
Western Plantain-eater Crinifer piscator
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Rare/Accidental
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus Rare/Accidental
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus
Black Coucal Centropus grillii
Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Northern White-Faced Owl Ptilopsis leucotis
Greyish Eagle-Owl Bubo cinerascens
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus
Akun Eagle-Owl Bubo leucostictus
Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis
Plain Nightjar Caprimulgus inornatus
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus
Standard-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus Rare/Accidental
Little Swift Apus affinis
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae
Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus
 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Shining Blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
Giant Kingfisher  Megaceryle maximus
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias noevius
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae
Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei
Black Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus aterrimus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae
White-crested Hornbill Tockus albocristatus
Black Dwarf Hornbill Tockus hartlaubi
Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill Tockus camurus
Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
Piping Hornbill Ceratogymna fistulator
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna subcylindrica
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Ceratogymna cylindrica Near-threatened
White-thighed Hornbill Ceratogymna albotibialis
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata Near-threatened
Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
 
PICIFORMES: Capitonidae
Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus
Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta
Vieillot's Barbet Lybius vieilloti
Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus
Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius
 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Cassin's Honeyguide Prodotiscus insignis
Honeyguide Willcocks's Indicator willcocksi
Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis
Thick-billed Honeyguide Indicator conirostris
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Fine-spotted Woodpecker Campethera punctuligera
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster
Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Singing lark Mirafra cantillans
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Rufous-rumped Lark Pinarocorys erythropygia
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Sun Lark Galerida modesta
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Fanti Sawwing Psalidoprocne obscura
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita
Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Preuss' Swallow Petrochelidon preussi
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis
Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea
Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris
Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex
Yellow-throated Greenbul Chlorocichla flavicollis
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura
Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis
Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Finsch's Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus finschii
White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
African Thrush Turdus pelios
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Black-necked Cisticola Cisticola eximius
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Red-winged Warbler Heliolais erythroptera
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens
Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor
Green Hylia Hylia prasina
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Rare/Accidental
Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Rare/Accidental
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata
White-browed Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Rare/Accidental
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae
Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata
Tessmann's Flycatcher Muscicapa tessmanni Data deficient
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
Grey Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha albicapilla
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Heuglin's Wheatear Oenanthe heuglini
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris
White-fronted Black-Chat Myrmecocichla albifrons
Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
 
Passeriformes.: Platysteiridae
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher Bias musicus
Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Platysteira blissetti
Senegal Batis Batis senegalensis
Fernando Po Batis Batis poensis
West African Batis Batis occulta
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
African Blue-Flycatcher Elminia longicauda
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus nitens
Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Blackcap Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens Near-threatened
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli
Pale-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis rufipennis
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii
Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus
Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
White-shouldered Black-Tit Melaniparus guineensis
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus
 
Passeriformes.: Remizidae
Yellow Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus parvulus
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae
 
Passeriformes.: Nectariniidae
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird Deleornis fraseri
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus
Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi
Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
Pygmy Sunbird Hedydipna platura
Reichenbach's Sunbird Anabathmis reichenbachii
Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
Western Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra obscura
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti
Carmelite Sunbird Chalcomitra fuliginosa
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus
Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus
Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
African Golden-Oriole Oriolus auratus
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina
 
Passeriformes.: Malaconotidae
Brubru Nilaus afer
Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis
Large-billed Puffback Dryoscopus sabini
Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minutus
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus
Common Gonolek Laniarius barbarus
Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus
Many-colored Bushshrike Telophorus multicolor
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus
Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
 
Passeriformes.: Prionopidae
White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus
Chestnut-bellied Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps
 
Passeriformes.: Dicruridae
Square-tailed Drongo Dicrurus ludwigii
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer
Pied Crow Corvus albus
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus
Bronze-tailed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus
Splendid Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
Purple Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpureus
Long-tailed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis caudatus
Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher
Purple-headed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpureiceps
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus
Neumann's Starling Onychognathus neumanni
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata
 
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
White-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis albirostris
Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser superciliosus
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni
Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius
Vitelline Masked-Weaver Ploceus vitellinus
Heuglin's Masked-Weaver Ploceus heuglini
Vieillot's Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha
Preuss's Weaver Ploceus preussi
Compact Weaver Pachyphantes superciliosus
Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Orange Bishop Euplectes franciscanus
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macroura
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Grey-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapillus
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor
White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus
Grey-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina
Black-bellied Seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii
Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta
Black-faced Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara
Cut-throat Amadina fasciata
Zebra Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus
African Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus
Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
African Silverbill Euodice cantans
 
Passeriformes.: Viduidae
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah Vidua interjecta
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Pale-winged Indigobird Vidua wilsoni
Jambandu Indigobird Vidua raricola
Baka Indigobird Vidua larvaticola
Cameroon Indigobird Vidua camerunensis
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
White-rumped Seedeater Serinus leucopygius
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis
Cabanis' Bunting Emberiza cabanisi

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