Remote Species


Area (SqMi):290,585
# Species:764
# Excl Vagrants:730
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:2
Species/1000 SqMi:2.5




NTNear Threatened3
CRCritically Endangered0

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.


List of species in the country occurring in remote locales not typically visited by birding tours. Table indicates whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.*

color codes

Ducks: Anatidae

1Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
2/Northern Shoveler/Spatula clypeata
3/Northern Pintail/Anas acuta

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

4White-throated FrancolinCampocolinus albogularis

Grebes: Podicipedidae

5Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

6Afep PigeonColumba unicincta
7Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
8Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorguei
9Lemon DoveAplopelia larvata
10Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens

Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

11Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

Turacos: Musophagidae

12Bare-faced Go-away-birdCrinifer personatus

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

13/Lesser Cuckoo/Cuculus poliocephalus
14\Madagascar Cuckoo\Cuculus rochii

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

15Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

Swifts: Apodidae

16Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus

Flufftails: Sarothruridae

17White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra
18Chestnut-headed FlufftailSarothrura lugens

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

19Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
20Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris

Trogons: Trogonidae

21Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

Hoopoes: Upupidae

22African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

23Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

24Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachys
25White-bellied KingfisherCorythornis leucogaster
26Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica

African Barbets: Lybiidae

27Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
28Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
29Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa

Woodpeckers: Picidae

30Stierling's WoodpeckerDendropicos stierlingi

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

31Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castanea
32Boulton's BatisBatis margaritae
33Malawi BatisBatis dimorpha

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

34Fuelleborn's BoubouLaniarius fuelleborni
35Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridis

Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

36Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventer

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

37Cape CrowCorvus capensis

Larks: Alaudidae

38Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareia
39Angola LarkMirafra angolensis

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

40Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
41Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
42Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralis
43Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
44Churring CisticolaCisticola njombe
45Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

46Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostris
47Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similis

Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

48Bamboo WarblerLocustella alfredi
49Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
50White-winged Swamp WarblerBradypterus carpalis

Swallows: Hirundinidae

51Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

52Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylus
53Black-browed Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla fusciceps

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

54Yellow-throated Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapilla

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

55/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
56Brown ParisomaCurruca lugens

Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

57Thrush BabblerIlladopsis turdina

Starlings: Sturnidae

58Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostris
59Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
60African Pied StarlingLamprotornis bicolor

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

61Cassin's FlycatcherMuscicapa cassini
62Olive-flanked Robin-ChatCossypha anomala
63Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
64White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
65White-chested AletheChamaetylas fuelleborni
66Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

67Bannerman's SunbirdCyanomitra bannermani
68Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
69Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
70Red-tufted SunbirdNectarinia johnstoni
71Montane Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris ludovicensis
72Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieri
73Oustalet's SunbirdCinnyris oustaleti
74Bates's SunbirdCinnyris batesi

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

75Bertram's WeaverPloceus bertrandi
76Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
77Tanganyika Masked-WeaverPloceus reichardi
78Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
79Olive-headed WeaverPloceus olivaceiceps
80Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosus
81Buff-shouldered WidowbirdEuplectes psammacromius

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

82Red-faced CrimsonwingCryptospiza reichenovii
83Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

84/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

85Western CitrilCrithagra frontalis
86Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
87Yellow-browed SeedeaterCrithagra whytii

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

88<Lark-like Bunting>Emberiza impetuani
89Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis


 *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.