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BOTSWANA SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

AFRICA
BOTSWANA

Area (SqMi):224,652
# Species:596
# Excl Vagrants:513
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:2
Species/1000 SqMi:2.3

List of species that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or occur only locally (LC) in the country. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

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1Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa NT
2Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
3Crested Quail-DoveGeotrygon versicolor NT
4Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
5Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigii EN
6Denham's BustardNeotis denhami NT
7Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
8Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseus V
9Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatus V
10Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus NT
11Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
12Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
13Great SnipeGallinago media NT
14Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusRR 
15Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni NT
16Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisRR 
17African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
18Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus V
19Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigula V
20SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius V
21Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
22African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoidesRR 
23White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis V
24Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos V
25Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus EN
26White-backed VultureGyps africanus EN
27Cape GriffonGyps coprotheres V
28BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus NT
29Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
30Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus V
31Black HarrierCircus maurus V
32Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
33Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscusRR 
34African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordiiRR 
35Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
36Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinatorRR 
37European RollerCoracias garrulus NT
38Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatusRR 
39Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
40Sooty FalconFalco concolor NT
41Tropical BoubouLaniarius majorRR 
42Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineusRR 
43BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonusRR 
44Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuanaNE 
45Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricansRR 
46Latakoo LarkMirafra cheniana NT
47Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotopsRR 
48Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythropsRR 
49Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiensRR 
50Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis EN
51Cape White-eyeZosterops virensNE 
52Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanopsRR 
53Karoo ThrushTurdus smithiRR 
54Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidusRR 
55Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgataRR 
56Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaRR 
57Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipesRR 
58Miombo Rock-ThrushMonticola angolensisRR 
59Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisRR 
60Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatusRR 
61Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscusRR 
62Sociable WeaverPhiletairus sociusRR 
63Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisRR 
64Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
65Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraRR 
66Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusaRR 
67Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensisRR 

 * 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.

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BIRDING LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered