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NAMIBIA SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

AFRICA
NAMIBIA

# Species:668
# Excl Vagrants:616
# Endemics:2
# Near Endemics:32

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
2Coqui FrancolinCampocolinus coquiRR 
3Hartlaub's FrancolinPternistis hartlaubiNE 
4Cape FrancolinPternistis capensisNE 
5Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferRR 
6Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
7European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur V
8Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
9Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigii EN
10Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiRRNT
11Karoo BustardEupodotis vigorsiiNE 
12Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppeliiNE 
13Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogasterRR 
14Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiRR 
15Burchell's Coucal**Centropus burchelliiRR 
16Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audebertiRR 
17African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreusRR 
18Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensisRR 
19Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmiRR 
20Little SwiftApus affinis V
21Horus SwiftApus horusRR 
22Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
23Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumRREN
24Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusRRV
25Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatus V
26Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus NT
27Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus NT
28Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
29Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica NT
30Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
31Red KnotCalidris canutus NT
32Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
33Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis NT
34Great SnipeGallinago media NT
35Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus CR
36Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni NT
37Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubiiNE 
38Damara TernSternula balaenarum V
39African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
40African PenguinSpheniscus demersusRREN
41Atlantic Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos EN
42Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostoma EN
43White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta NT
44Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans V
45Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhoa V
46White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialis V
47Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseus NT
48Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus NT
49Cape GannetMorus capensis EN
50Crowned CormorantMicrocarbo coronatus NT
51Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectusNEEN
52Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensis EN
53Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRR 
54Goliath HeronArdea goliathRR 
55Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigula V
56SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
57Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus NT
58Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRREN
59White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
60Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
61Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
62White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
63Cape GriffonGyps coprotheres EN
64BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
65Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
66Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
67Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRR 
68Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
69Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
70Black HarrierCircus maurus EN
71Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
72African GoshawkAccipiter tachiroRR 
73Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusRR 
74Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensisRR 
75Narina TrogonApaloderma narinaRR 
76Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriRRV
77Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatusRR 
78Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiriNE 
79Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensisE 
80Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinatorRR 
81Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquataRR 
82African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina pictaRR 
83Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventrisRR 
84Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
85Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeRR 
86Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusRR 
87Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera NT
88Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
89Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
90Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
91Black-cheeked LovebirdAgapornis nigrigenis V
92Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus fuscicollisRR 
93Rueppell's ParrotPoicephalus rueppelliiNE 
94African BroadbillSmithornis capensisRR 
95White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatusNE 
96Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retziiLC 
97Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchotiRR 
98Carp's TitMelaniparus carpiNE 
99Gray TitMelaniparus aferNE 
100Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayiNE 
101Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostrisNE 
102Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronataNE 
103Benguela LarkCerthilauda benguelensisNE 
104Black-eared Sparrow-LarkEremopterix australisRR 
105Barlow's LarkCalendulauda barlowiNE 
106Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamysE 
107Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomeaRR 
108Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiataNE 
109Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolataRR 
110Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostrisRR 
111Sclater's LarkSpizocorys sclateriNENT
112Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostrisNE 
113Eastern NicatorNicator gularisRR 
114RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygiusNE 
115Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalisNE 
116Namaqua WarblerPhragmacia substriataNE 
117Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosaNE 
118Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomeaNE 
119Luapala CisticolaCisticola luapalaRR 
120Rufous-winged CisticolaCisticola galactotesRR 
121Layard's WarblerCurruca layardiNE 
122Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidusNE 
123Bare-cheeked BabblerTurdoides gymnogenysNE 
124Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubiiRR 
125Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanopsRR 
126Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanusRR 
127Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterusRR 
128Sharp-tailed StarlingLamprotornis acuticaudusRR 
129Karoo ThrushTurdus smithiRR 
130Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusRR 
131Herero ChatMelaenornis hereroNE 
132Karoo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas coryphoeusRR 
133Angola Cave-ChatXenocopsychus ansorgeiNE 
134Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquataRR 
135Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeusNE 
136Shelley's SunbirdCinnyris shelleyiRR 
137Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreusRR 
138Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisRR 
139Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterusRR 
140Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythropsRR 
141White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusRR 
142Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifronsRR 
143Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataRR 
144Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloidesRR 
145Angola WaxbillCoccopygia bocageiNE 
146Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflavaRR 
147Cinderella WaxbillGlaucestrilda thomensisNE 
148QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
149Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraRR 
150Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatusRR 
151Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusaRR 
152Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeataRR 
153Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbisRR 
154Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseusRR 
155Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschi NT
156Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
157Black-eared SeedeaterCrithagra mennelliLC 

 * 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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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