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Number of species: 666

Number of globally threatened species: 9
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
 
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Cape Verde Petrel Pterodroma feae Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Rare/Accidental
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus Rare/Accidental Critically endangered
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Rare/Accidental
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Rare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro Rare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
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
 
CICONIIFORMES: Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
Abdim's Stork Ciconia abdimii
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Rare/Accidental
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Near-threatened
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Rare/Accidental
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Rare/Accidental
 
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
Black Kite Milvus migrans
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Rare/Accidental
Rueppell's Griffon Gyps rueppellii Rare/Accidental
Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle Circaetus beaudouini
Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Rare/Accidental
Congo Serpent-Eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis
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 Rare/Accidental
Red-chested Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii
Shikra Accipiter badius
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Red-necked Buzzard Buteo auguralis
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Rare/Accidental
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: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex
Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera Rare/Accidental
African Hobby Falco cuvierii
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Forest Francolin Francolinus lathami
Ahanta Francolin Francolinus ahantensis
Double-spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus
Blue Quail Coturnix adansonii
Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus
 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides Vulnerable
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani
 
GRUIFORMES: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Black Crowned-Crane Balearica pavonina Near-threatened
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans
Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus
African Rail Rallus caerulescens Rare/Accidental
African Crake Crecopsis egregia
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra
Little Crake Porzana parva
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
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
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae
Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis Rare/Accidental
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
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus Rare/Accidental
Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Egyptian plover Pluvianus aegyptius
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii Rare/Accidental
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius
Forbes's Plover Charadrius forbesi
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Great Snipe Gallinago media Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
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
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Rare/Accidental
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Rare/Accidental
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Rare/Accidental
Black Noddy Anous minutus Rare/Accidental
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Rare/Accidental
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Rare/Accidental
Little Tern Sternula albifrons Rare/Accidental
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
Lesser Crested-Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Four-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta
Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques
Lemon Dove Columba larvata
Eurasian Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
Blue-headed Wood-Dove Turtur brehmeri
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Rare/Accidental
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus Rare/Accidental
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus
 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea Rare/Accidental
Western Plantain-eater Crinifer piscator
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus
Black Coucal Centropus grillii
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster
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
Fraser's Eagle-Owl Bubo poensis
Shelley's Eagle-Owl Bubo shelleyi Near-threatened
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus
Akun Eagle-Owl Bubo leucostictus
Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli
Rufous Fishing-Owl Scotopelia ussheri Endangered
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Rare/Accidental
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
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius
Standard-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri Rare/Accidental
Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Rare/Accidental
Mottled Swift Tachymarptis aequatorialis
Common Swift Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
African Swift Apus barbatus
Little Swift Apus affinis
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
 
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
Dwarf Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia
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
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis
Blue-headed Bee-eater Merops muelleri
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki Rare/Accidental
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias noevius Rare/Accidental
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae
Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
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 Rare/Accidental
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
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata
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
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta
Vieillot's Barbet Lybius vieilloti
Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus
 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Cassin's Honeyguide Prodotiscus insignis
Yellow-footed Honeyguide Melignomon eisentrauti Data deficient
Honeyguide Willcocks's Indicator willcocksi
Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Fine-spotted Woodpecker Campethera punctuligera
Little Green Woodpecker Campethera maculosa
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Melancholy Woodpecker Dendropicos lugubris
Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster
Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus
 
Passeriformes.: Eurylaimidae
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis
 
Passeriformes.: Pittidae
African Pitta Pitta angolensis
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Rufous-rumped Lark Pinarocorys erythropygia
Crested Lark Galerida cristata Rare/Accidental
Sun Lark Galerida modesta
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Square-tailed Sawwing Psalidoprocne nitens
Fanti Sawwing Psalidoprocne obscura
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Banded Martin Riparia cincta Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Preuss' Swallow Petrochelidon preussi
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
White wagtail Motacilla alba
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis
Blue Cuckoo-shrike Coracina azurea
Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea
Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina
Ghana Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga lobata Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis
Ansorge's Greenbul Andropadus ansorgei
Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris
Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Andropadus latirostris
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serina
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator
Swamp Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex
Yellow-throated Greenbul Chlorocichla flavicollis
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura  
Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens
Baumann's Olive-Greenbul Phyllastrephus baumanni Data deficient
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus
Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius Vulnerable
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus
Western Beardedl Greenbul Criniger barbatus
Yellow-bearded Bulbul Criniger olivaceus Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus fraseri
Finsch's Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus finschii
White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Grey Ground-Thrush Zoothera princei
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
African Thrush Turdus pelios
Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala
White-tailed Alethe Alethe diademata
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps
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
Sierra Leone Prinia Schistolais leontica Vulnerable
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Black-capped Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus cerviniventris Near-threatened
Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia Rare/Accidental
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti
Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor
Green Hylia Hylia prasina
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea
Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
West African Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae Vulnerable
African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata
White-browed Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Ussher's Flycatcher Muscicapa ussheri
Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica
Olivaceous Alseonax Muscicapa olivascens
Little Grey Alseonax Muscicapa epulata
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata
Tessmann's Flycatcher Muscicapa tessmanni Data deficient
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis
Grey Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter
Grey-winged Robin-Chat Cossypha polioptera
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha albicapilla
Forest Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucosticta
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
White-fronted Black-Chat Myrmecocichla albifrons
 
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
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye Platysteira concreta
Senegal Batis Batis senegalensis
Fernando Po Batis Batis poensis
West African Batis Batis occulta
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii
African Blue-Flycatcher Elminia longicauda
Dusky Crested-Flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus nitens
Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
 
Passeriformes.: Picathartidae
White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus Vulnerable
 
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
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus
 
Passeriformes.: Remizidae
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
Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema
Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
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
Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus
Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
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
Turati's Boubou Laniarius turatii
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
Lagden's Bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni Near-threatened
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
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer
Pied Crow Corvus albus
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus
Bronze-tailed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus
Splendid Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris Data deficient
Purple Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpureus
Long-tailed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis caudatus Rare/Accidental
Copper-tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda Near-threatened
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus
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
Ballman's Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni Endangered
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni
Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius
Heuglin's Masked-Weaver Ploceus heuglini
Vieillot's Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
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
Pale-fronted Negrofinch Nigrita luteifrons
Grey-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapillus
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor
White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus
Jameson's Antpecker Parmoptila rubrifrons
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
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus
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
African Quailfinch Lagonosticta rara
African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
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
Togo Paradise-Whydah Vidua togoensis
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Jambandu Indigobird Vidua raricola
Baka Indigobird Vidua larvaticola
Cameroon Indigobird Vidua camerunensis
Variable Indigobird Vidua funerea
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
White-rumped Seedeater Serinus leucopygius
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis
Cabanis' Bunting Emberiza cabanisi

 

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