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AFRICA ENDEMIC BIRD LIST

List of endemic and near-endemic species in parts of Africa (currently, Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are included). Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

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1Blue-winged GooseCyanochen cyanopteraEVETH
2Nahan's FrancolinPtilopachus nahaniNEENUG
3Udzungwa PartridgeXenoperdix udzungwensisEENTZ
4Hartlaub's FrancolinPternistis hartlaubiNE AG,NB
5Black-fronted FrancolinPternistis atrifronsNEENETH,KY
6Gray-striped FrancolinPternistis griseostriatusE AG
7Cape FrancolinPternistis capensisNE NB,SA
8Jackson's FrancolinPternistis jacksoniNE KY
9Swierstra's FrancolinPternistis swierstraiEENAG
10Harwood's FrancolinPternistis harwoodiEVETH
11Gray-breasted FrancolinPternistis rufopictusE TZ
12Gray-winged FrancolinScleroptera africanusE SA
13White-collared PigeonColumba albitorquesNE ETH
14Pemba Green-PigeonTreron pembaensisEVTZ
15Blue BustardEupodotis caerulescensENTSA
16Karoo BustardEupodotis vigorsiiNE NB,SA
17Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppeliiNE AG,NB
18Black BustardEupodotis afraE SA
19Knysna TuracoTauraco corythaixE SA
20Red-crested TuracoTauraco erythrolophusE AG
21White-cheeked TuracoTauraco leucotisNE ETH
22Prince Ruspoli's TuracoTauraco ruspoliiEVETH
23Rwenzori TuracoRuwenzorornis johnstoniNE RW,UG
24Nechisar NightjarCaprimulgus solalaEVETH
25Rouget's RailRougetius rougetiiNENTETH
26White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresiECRSA
27Spot-breasted LapwingVanellus melanocephalusE ETH
28Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubiiNE NB,SA
29Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectusNEENNB,SA
30Southern Bald IbisGeronticus calvusEVSA
31Wattled IbisBostrychia carunculataNE ETH
32Forest BuzzardButeo trizonatusENTSA
33Sokoke Scops-OwlOtus ireneaeNEENKY,TZ
34Pemba Scops-OwlOtus pembaensisEVTZ
35Usambara Eagle-OwlBubo vosseleriE TZ
36Albertine OwletGlaucidium albertinumNEVRW
37Red-backed MousebirdColius castanotusE AG
38Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiriNE AG,NB
39Tanzanian Red-billed HornbillTockus ruahaeE TZ
40Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensisE NB
41Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiroNE KY,TZ
42Banded BarbetLybius undatusNE ETH
43Chaplin's BarbetLybius chapliniEVZA
44Red-faced BarbetLybius rubrifaciesNENTRW,TZ,UG
45Dwarf HoneyguideIndicator pumilioNENTRW,UG
46Abyssinian WoodpeckerDendropicos abyssinicusNE ETH
47Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceusE SA
48Knysna WoodpeckerCampethera notataENTSA
49Black-winged LovebirdAgapornis tarantaNE ETH
50Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatusNE KY,TZ
51Rueppell's ParrotPoicephalus rueppelliiNE AG,NB
52Yellow-fronted ParrotPoicephalus flavifronsE ETH
53White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatusNE AG,NB
54White-fronted Wattle-eyePlatysteira albifronsENTAG
55Short-tailed BatisBatis mixtaNE KY,TZ
56Dark BatisBatis cryptaE ML
57Woodward's BatisBatis fratrumNE ZW
58Pale BatisBatis sororNE KY,TZ
59Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusNENTKY,TZ
60Yellow-crested HelmetshrikePrionops albertiNEVUG
61Angola HelmetshrikePrionops gabelaEENAG
62Southern TchagraTchagra tchagraE SA
63Red-naped BushshrikeLaniarius ruficepsNE ETH,KY
64Braun's BushshrikeLaniarius brauniEENAG
65Gabela BushshrikeLaniarius amboimensisEENAG
66Zanzibar BoubouLaniarius sublacteusNE KY,TZ
67Monteiro's BushshrikeMalaconotus monteiriENTAG
68Uluguru BushshrikeMalaconotus aliusECRTZ
69Grauer's CuckooshrikeCoracina graueriNENTUG
70Ethiopian Black-headed OrioleOriolus monachaNE ETH
71Usambara Drongo**Dicrurus sp.E TZ
72Stresemann's Bush-CrowZavattariornis stresemanniEENETH
73Thick-billed RavenCorvus crassirostrisNE ETH
74Cape RockjumperChaetops frenatusE SA
75Drakensberg RockjumperChaetops aurantiusE SA
76Beesley's LarkChersomanes beesleyiEENTZ
77Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayiNE AG,NB
78Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostrisNE NB,SA
79Agulhas LarkCerthilauda brevirostrisE SA
80Eastern Long-billed LarkCerthilauda semitorquataE SA
81Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronataNE NB,SA
82Benguela LarkCerthilauda benguelensisNE AG,NB
83Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuanaNE BWA,SA
84Red LarkCalendulauda burraEVSA
85Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescensE SA
86Barlow's LarkCalendulauda barlowiNE NB,SA
87Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamysE NB
88Liben LarkHeteromirafra archeriNECRETH
89Rudd's LarkHeteromirafra ruddiEVSA
90Williams's LarkMirafra williamsiE KY
91Latakoo LarkMirafra chenianaNENTZW
92Friedmann's LarkMirafra pulpaNE KY,TZ
93Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiataNE NB,SA,ZA
94Gillett's LarkMirafra gillettiNE ETH,KY
95Botha's LarkSpizocorys fringillarisEENSA
96Masked LarkSpizocorys personataNE KY
97Sclater's LarkSpizocorys sclateriNENTNB,SA
98Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostrisNE NB,SA
99White-tailed SwallowHirundo megaensisEVETH
100Carp's TitMelaniparus carpiNE AG,NB
101White-backed Black-TitMelaniparus leuconotusNE ETH
102Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusNE KY,TZ
103Stripe-breasted TitMelaniparus fasciiventerNE RW,UG
104Gray TitMelaniparus aferNE NB,SA
105Stripe-cheeked GreenbulArizelocichla milanjensisNE KY,TZ
106Cape BulbulPycnonotus capensisE SA
107RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygiusNE AG,NB
108Victorin's WarblerCryptillas victoriniE SA
109Pulitzer's LongbillMacrosphenus pulitzeriEENAG
110Grauer's WarblerGraueria vittataNE RW,UG
111Neumann's WarblerUrosphena neumanniNE RW,UG
112Yellow-throated Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapillaNE KY,TZ
113Red-faced Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus laetusNE RW,UG
114African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensisNE KY,TZ
115Knysna WarblerBradypterus sylvaticusEVSA
116Grauer's Swamp WarblerBradypterus graueriNEENRW,UG
117Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalisNE NB,SA
118Roberts's WarblerOreophilais robertsiNE ZW
119Namaqua WarblerPhragmacia substriataNE NB,SA
120Rwenzori ApalisOreolais ruwenzoriiNE RW,UG
121African TailorbirdArtisornis metopiasNE TZ
122Long-billed TailorbirdArtisornis moreauiNECRTZ
123Black-faced ApalisApalis personataNE RW,UG
124Chirinda ApalisApalis chirindensisNE ZW
125Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojaeNEVTZ,UG
126Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosaNE NB,SA
127Drakensberg PriniaPrinia hypoxanthaE SA
128Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomeaNE NB,SA
129Mrs. Moreau's WarblerScepomycter winifredaeEVTZ
130Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriNE KY,TZ
131Tana River CisticolaCisticola restrictusE KY
132Ethiopian Cisticola**Cisticola lugubrisE ETH
133Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareEENKY
134Slender-tailed CisticolaCisticola melanurusE AG
135Bush BlackcapSylvia nigricapillaENTSA
136Layard's WarblerSylvia layardiNE NB,SA
137South Pare White-eye**Zosterops winifredaeE TZ
138Cape White-eyeZosterops virensNE BWA,SA
139Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidusNE NB,SA
140Pemba White-eyeZosterops vaughaniE TZ
141Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaNE KY,TZ
142Hinde's Pied-BabblerTurdoides hindeiEVKY
143Bare-cheeked BabblerTurdoides gymnogenysNE AG,NB
144Red-collared Mountain-BabblerTurdoides rufocinctaNENTRW
145Gurney's SugarbirdPromerops gurneyiNE ZW
146Cape SugarbirdPromerops caferE SA
147Usambara HyliotaHyliota usambaraEENTZ
148Herero ChatMelaenornis hereroNE AG,NB
149Yellow-eyed Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis ardesiacusNE RW,UG
150Angola Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis brunneusE AG
151Abyssinian Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis chocolatinusNE ETH
152Brown Scrub-RobinCercotrichas signataNE SA
153Archer's Robin-ChatCossypha archeriNE RW,UG
154Chorister Robin-ChatCossypha dichroaE SA
155White-headed Robin-ChatCossypha heinrichiEVAG
156Angola Cave-ChatXenocopsychus ansorgeiNE AG,NB
157Red-throated AletheChamaetylas poliophrysNE RW,UG
158Cholo AletheChamaetylas choloensisNEENML
159Gabela AkalatSheppardia gabelaEENAG
160Usambara AkalatSheppardia montanaEENTZ
161Iringa AkalatSheppardia loweiEVTZ
162Rubeho AkalatSheppardia aurantiithoraxEENTZ
163Sentinel Rock-ThrushMonticola exploratorNE SA
164Cape Rock-ThrushMonticola rupestrisE SA
165Buff-streaked BushchatSaxicola bifasciatusE SA
166Rueppell's ChatMyrmecocichla melaenaNE ETH
167White-winged Cliff-ChatThamnolaea semirufaNE ETH
168Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisNE KY,TZ
169Oberlaender's Ground-ThrushGeokichla oberlaenderiNENTUG
170Kivu Ground-ThrushGeokichla tanganjicaeNE RW,UG
171Taita ThrushTurdus helleriECRKY
172Usambara ThrushTurdus roehliE TZ
173White-billed StarlingOnychognathus albirostrisNE ETH
174Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisNEVKY,TZ
175Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiNE KY,TZ
176Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE KY,TZ
177Ashy StarlingLamprotornis unicolorNE KY,TZ
178Gray-headed SunbirdDeleornis axillarisNE UG
179Banded SunbirdAnthreptes rubritorquesEVTZ
180Amani SunbirdHedydipna pallidigasterNEENKY,TZ
181Orange-breasted SunbirdAnthobaphes violaceaE SA
182Blue-headed SunbirdCyanomitra alinaeNE RW,UG
183Purple-breasted SunbirdNectarinia purpureiventrisNE RW,UG
184Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeusNE NB,SA
185Neergaard's SunbirdCinnyris neergaardiNENTSA
186Usambara Double-collared Sunbird**Cinnyris usambaricusNE KY,TZ
187Moreau's SunbirdCinnyris moreauiENTTZ
188Loveridge's SunbirdCinnyris loveridgeiEENTZ
189Tsavo SunbirdCinnyris tsavoensisNE KY,TZ
190Pemba SunbirdCinnyris pembaeE TZ
191Rufous-winged SunbirdCinnyris rufipennisEVTZ
192Malindi PipitAnthus melindaeNE KY
193Yellow-tufted PipitAnthus crenatusE SA
194Sokoke PipitAnthus sokokensisNEENKY,TZ
195Yellow-breasted PipitHemimacronyx chlorisEVSA
196Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpeiEENKY
197Abyssinian LongclawMacronyx flavicollisENTETH
198Forest CanaryCrithagra scotopsE SA
199Yellow-rumped SerinCrithagra xanthopygiusNE ETH
200Lemon-breasted SeedeaterCrithagra citrinipectusNE ZW
201Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchananiNE KY,TZ
202Tanzania SeedeaterCrithagra melanochrousENTTZ
203Protea CanaryCrithagra leucopterusE SA
204Ankober SerinCrithagra ankoberensisEVETH
205Cape SiskinCrithagra tottaE SA
206Drakensberg SiskinCrithagra symonsiE SA
207Ethiopian SiskinSerinus nigricepsNE ETH
208Spot-throatModulatrix stictigulaNE ML,TZ
209Dapple-throatArcanator orostruthusNEVTZ
210Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE KY,TZ
211Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusNE KY,TZ
212Rufous-tailed WeaverHisturgops ruficaudaE TZ
213Strange WeaverPloceus alienusNE RW,UG
214Cape WeaverPloceus capensisE SA
215Taveta Golden-WeaverPloceus castaneicepsNE KY,TZ
216Kilombero WeaverPloceus burnieriEVTZ
217Tanganyika Masked-WeaverPloceus reichardiNE TZ,ZA
218Fox's WeaverPloceus spekeoidesENTUG
219Clarke's WeaverPloceus golandiEENKY
220Salvadori's WeaverPloceus dichrocephalusNE ETH,KY
221Usambara WeaverPloceus nicolliEENTZ
222Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENTKY,TZ
223Shelley's CrimsonwingCryptospiza shelleyiNEVRW,UG
224Dusky CrimsonwingCryptospiza jacksoniNE RW,UG
225Cinderella WaxbillEstrilda thomensisNE AG,NB
226Grant's BluebillSpermophaga poliogenysNE UG
227Pink-throated TwinspotHypargos margaritatusNE SA
228Red-billed PytiliaPytilia lineataE ETH

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

 

COUNTRIES

ENDEMIC CODES

EEndemic
NENear Endemic

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered