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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 V
2Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
3European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur V
4Crested Quail-DoveGeotrygon versicolor NT
5Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
6Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigii EN
7Denham's BustardNeotis denhami NT
8Little SwiftApus affinis V
9Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
10Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
11Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseus V
12Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatus V
13Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus NT
14Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
15Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica NT
16Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
17Red KnotCalidris canutus NT
18Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
19Great SnipeGallinago media NT
20Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus CR
21Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusRR 
22Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni NT
23Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisRR 
24African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
25Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus NT
26Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigula V
27SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
28Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
29African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoidesRR 
30White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
31Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
32Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
33White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
34Cape GriffonGyps coprotheres EN
35BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
36Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
37Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
38Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
39Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
40Black HarrierCircus maurus EN
41Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
42Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscusRR 
43African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordiiRR 
44Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
45Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinatorRR 
46Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
47Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatusRR 
48Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera NT
49Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
50Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
51Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
52Tropical BoubouLaniarius majorRR 
53Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineusRR 
54BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonusRR 
55Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuanaNE 
56Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricansRR 
57Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotopsRR 
58Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythropsRR 
59Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiensRR 
60Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis EN
61Cape White-eyeZosterops virensNE 
62Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanopsRR 
63Karoo ThrushTurdus smithiRR 
64Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidusRR 
65Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgataRR 
66Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaRR 
67Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipesRR 
68Miombo Rock-ThrushMonticola angolensisRR 
69Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisRR 
70Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatusRR 
71Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscusRR 
72Sociable WeaverPhiletairus sociusRR 
73Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisRR 
74Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
75Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraRR 
76Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusaRR 
77Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschi NT
78Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensisRR 

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 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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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