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WALVIS BAY

NAMIBIA
LOCALE

# Species*:294
# Excl Vagrants*:294
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:10
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Marine, arid scrub, desert

SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

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

color codes

1Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa V
2Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
3Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
4Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigii EN
5Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppeliiNE 
6Little SwiftApus affinis V
7Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
8Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus NT
9Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus NT
10Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
11Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica NT
12Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
13Red KnotCalidris canutus NT
14Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
15Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus CR
16Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubiiNE 
17Damara TernSternula balaenarum V
18African PenguinSpheniscus demersusRREN
19Atlantic Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos EN
20Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostoma EN
21White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialis V
22Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseus NT
23Cape GannetMorus capensis EN
24Crowned CormorantMicrocarbo coronatus NT
25Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectusNEEN
26Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensis EN
27SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
28Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
29White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
30Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
31Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
32Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
33Black HarrierCircus maurus EN
34Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensisRR 
35Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiriNE 
36Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
37Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera NT
38Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
39Rueppell's ParrotPoicephalus rueppelliiNE 
40Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayiNE 
41Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronataNE 
42Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamysE 
43Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalisNE 
44Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidusNE 
45Herero ChatMelaenornis hereroNE 

 * 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.

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