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ETHIOPIA TARGET BIRDS LIST

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# Species:870
# Excl Vagrants:870
# Endemics:12
# Near Endemics:23

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those found only in restricted areas, are rarely seen anywhere, or are endemic or near endemic. Some species may be more easily seen in other countries. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1Blue-winged GooseCyanochen cyanopteraADS,BMNP,SPAS
2Chestnut-naped FrancolinPternistis castaneicollisBMNPUS
3Erckel's FrancolinPternistis erckeliiADSUS
4Clapperton's FrancolinPternistis clappertoniGVNP,LLOS
5Harwood's FrancolinPternistis harwoodiADSUS
6Moorland FrancolinScleroptera psilolaemusBMNPUS
7White-collared PigeonColumba albitorquesADS,BMNP,KR
MJ,SP
AS
8Arabian BustardArdeotis arabsANP,AWRUS
9White-cheeked TuracoTauraco leucotisBMNP,LL,WG,YASS
10Prince Ruspoli's TuracoTauraco ruspoliiLPNAUS
11Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusLAUS
12Donaldson-Smith's NightjarCaprimulgus donaldsoniYASS
13Star-spotted NightjarCaprimulgus stellatusANP 
14Rouget's RailRougetius rougetiiBMNPUS
15Spot-breasted LapwingVanellus melanocephalusBMNPUS
16Somali CourserCursorius somalensisMS,YASS
17Wattled IbisBostrychia carunculataADS,BL,BMNP
LA,SP,ZKL
US
18Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensisBMNPSS
19Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascensLLSS
20Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteusBMNP,LLSS
21Abyssinian OwlAsio abyssinicusBMNPSS
22Yellow-breasted BarbetTrachyphonus margaritatusANP,AWR,MJUS
23Banded BarbetLybius undatusLA,MJ,WGUS
24Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisLA,LLSS
25Abyssinian WoodpeckerDendropicos abyssinicusADS,BMNP,HF
MJ
SS
26Black-winged LovebirdAgapornis tarantaLLSS
27Yellow-fronted ParrotPoicephalus flavifronsBMNPSS
28Ethiopian Black-headed OrioleOriolus monachaBMNP,WG,YASS
29Red-naped BushshrikeLaniarius ruficepsYAUS
30Ethiopian BoubouLaniarius aethiopicusANP,BLUS
31Somali FiscalLanius somalicusANP,AWR,MSUS
32Stresemann's Bush-CrowZavattariornis stresemanniYAAS
33Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxBMNPUS
34Somali CrowCorvus edithaeLPNAUS
35White-winged Black-TitMelaniparus leucomelasLLSS
36White-backed Black-TitMelaniparus leuconotusBMNPUS
37Somali TitMelaniparus thruppiLPNA,YAUS
38Liben LarkHeteromirafra archeriLPNAOS
39Red-winged LarkMirafra hypermetraANP,AWRSS
40Gillett's LarkMirafra gillettiANP,AWROS
41Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaLPNASS
42Masked LarkSpizocorys personataYARS
43Yellow-vented EremomelaEremomela flavicrissalisYASS
44Ethiopian CisticolaCisticola lugubrisADS,SPSS
45Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucidaBMNPSS
46White-tailed SwallowHirundo megaensisMS,YAUS
47Abyssinian CatbirdParophasma galinieriBMNPUS
48Banded ParisomaSylvia boehmiMS,YASS
49Brown ParisomaSylvia lugensBMNPSS
50Menetries's WarblerSylvia mystaceaAWROS
51White-billed StarlingOnychognathus albirostrisADS,BMNP,MJSS
52Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiLPNA,MS,YAUS
53Magpie StarlingSpeculipastor bicolorYAOS
54Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpiiBMNPSS
55Shelley's StarlingLamprotornis shelleyiLPNA,YAUS
56White-crowned StarlingLamprotornis albicapillusLPNA,YAUS
57Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiaeBMNP,HF,WGSS
58Abyssinian Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis chocolatinusBMNP,HF,MJSS
59Black Scrub-RobinCercotrichas podobeAWRUS
60Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordidaADS,BMNP,SPAS
61White-winged Cliff-ChatThamnolaea semirufaADS,SPUS
62Rueppell's ChatMyrmecocichla melaenaADSUS
63Red-breasted WheatearOenanthe bottaeADS,BMNP,MJ
SP
SS
64Nile Valley SunbirdHedydipna metallicaANP,AWRSS
65Black-capped Social-WeaverPseudonigrita cabanisiMS,YAUS
66Salvadori's WeaverPloceus dichrocephalusLPNASS
67Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusYAUS
68Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadoriiHFSS
69Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaGVNPUS
70Red-billed PytiliaPytilia lineataADS,GVNP,JV
LA
SS
71Black-faced FirefinchLagonosticta larvataGVNPSS
72Exclamatory Paradise-WhydahVidua interjectaGVNPOS
73Shelley's Rufous SparrowPasser shelleyiLPNA,YAUS
74Sahel Bush SparrowGymnornis dentataADS,JV,MJSS
75Abyssinian LongclawMacronyx flavicollisBMNPUS
76White-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra leucopygiusBMNPSS
77Yellow-throated SerinCrithagra flavigulaADS,ANP,KR,MJUS
78Salvadori's SerinCrithagra xantholaemusLPNASS
79Northern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra donaldsoniYAUS
80Brown-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra tristriatusADS,BL,BMNP
DL,MJ,SP
US
81Ethiopian SiskinSerinus nigricepsADS,SPUS

 * 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.

OTHER COUNTRIES

BIRDING LOCALES

  • Abidjiata Shalla National Park (ASNP)
  • Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve (AWR)
  • Ankober-Debre Sina Escarpment & Gemessa Gedel (ADS)
  • Awash National Park (ANP)
  • Bale Mountain National Park (BMNP)
  • Debre Libanos & Ethno-German Lodge (DL)
  • Gibe Valley National Park (GVNP)
  • Harenna Forest (HF)
  • Jemma Valley (JV)
  • Kesem River (KR)
  • Lake Awassa & Awassa Town (LA)
  • Lake Ligano (LL)
  • Lakes Hora, Chelekleka, and Bishoftu (BL)
  • Liben Plain and Negele (LPNA)
  • Mega-Soda Area (MS)
  • Melka Jebdu (MJ)
  • Sululta Plains (SP)
  • Wondo Genet (WG)
  • Yabello Area (YA)
  • Ziway and Koka Lakes (ZKL)

PRESENCE CODES

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##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen