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ZAMBIA SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

AFRICA
ZAMBIA

Area (SqMi):290,585
# Species:765
# Excl Vagrants:731
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:1
Species/1000 SqMi:2.5

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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1Cape TealAnas capensisRR 
2Common QuailCoturnix coturnixLC 
3Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersusRR 
4Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensisRR 
5Hildebrandt's FrancolinPternistis hildebrandtiRR 
6Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsoniiRR 
7Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaenaRR 
8White-throated FrancolinPeliperdix albogularisRR 
9Red-winged FrancolinScleroptera levaillantiiRR 
10Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
11Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusRR 
12Afep PigeonColumba unicinctaRR 
13Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrixRR 
14Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorgueiRR 
15Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensRR 
16Kori BustardArdeotis koriRRNT
17Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelliRR 
18Denham's BustardNeotis denhami NT
19White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensisRR 
20Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficristaRR 
21Purple-crested TuracoTauraco porphyreolophusRR 
22Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatusRR 
23Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalusRR 
24Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRR 
25Burchell's Coucal**Centropus burchelliiRR 
26Green MalkohaCeuthmochares australisRR 
27Olive Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx olivinusRR 
28Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanusRR 
29Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
30Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheriRR 
31Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusRR 
32Alpine SwiftApus melbaRR 
33Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialisRR 
34African SwiftApus barbatusRR 
35White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRR 
36Chestnut-headed FlufftailSarothrura lugensRR 
37Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinisRR 
38Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
39Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatus V
40Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus NT
41Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
42Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
43Great SnipeGallinago media NT
44Black-rumped ButtonquailTurnix nanus EN
45Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusRR 
46Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni NT
47Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaLC 
48Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRR 
49African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
50Black StorkCiconia nigraRR 
51Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus V
52Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboLC 
53ShoebillBalaeniceps rexRRV
54Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigula V
55Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idae EN
56SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius V
57Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
58White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis V
59Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos V
60Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus EN
61White-backed VultureGyps africanus EN
62Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli EN
63Cape GriffonGyps coprotheres V
64BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus NT
65Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
66Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus V
67Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga V
68Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiRR 
69Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
70Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventrisRR 
71Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatumRR 
72Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
73Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldiRR 
74Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostrisRR 
75Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelasRR 
76Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevisRR 
77Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachysLC 
78White-bellied KingfisherCorythornis leucogasterRR 
79Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbicaRR 
80European RollerCoracias garrulus NT
81Whyte's BarbetStactolaema whytiiRR 
82Anchieta's BarbetStactolaema anchietaeLC 
83Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystaxRR 
84Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelasRR 
85Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosaRR 
86Chaplin's BarbetLybius chapliniEV
87Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisRR 
88Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
89Stierling's WoodpeckerChloropicus stierlingi NT
90Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliRR 
91Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloidesRR 
92Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
93Sooty FalconFalco concolor NT
94Taita FalconFalco fasciinuchaRRV
95Lilian's LovebirdAgapornis lilianaeRRNT
96Black-cheeked LovebirdAgapornis nigrigenis V
97Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaRR 
98Boulton's BatisBatis margaritaeRR 
99Cape BatisBatis capensisRR 
100Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolorRR 
101Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineusRR 
102Fuelleborn's BoubouLaniarius fuelleborniRR 
103Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridisRR 
104Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerRR 
105White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotataRR 
106Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotisLC 
107Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareiaRR 
108Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoidesRR 
109Monotonous LarkMirafra passerinaRR 
110Angola LarkMirafra angolensisRR 
111Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiataRR 
112Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostrisRR 
113Eastern NicatorNicator gularisRR 
114White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
115Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracicaLC 
116Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisRR 
117Chapin's ApalisApalis chapiniRR 
118Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicansRR 
119Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraRR 
120Singing CisticolaCisticola cantansRR 
121Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisRR 
122Black-lored CisticolaCisticola nigrilorisRR 
123Wailing CisticolaCisticola laisRR 
124Churring CisticolaCisticola njombeRR 
125Stout CisticolaCisticola robustusRR 
126Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrixRR 
127Cloud-scraping CisticolaCisticola damboRR 
128Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresiiRR 
129Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostris V
130Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similisRR 
131Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeusRR 
132White-winged Swamp WarblerBradypterus carpalisRR 
133Bamboo WarblerBradypterus alfrediRR 
134Angola SwallowHirundo angolensisRR 
135Montane Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaerulea V
136Black-and-rufous SwallowHirundo nigrorufaRR 
137Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRR 
138Red-throated SwallowPetrochelidon rufigulaRR 
139South African SwallowPetrochelidon spiloderaRR 
140White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albicepsRR 
141Black-collared BulbulNeolestes torquatusRR 
142Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorRR 
143Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatusRR 
144Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricansRR 
145Livingstone's FlycatcherErythrocercus livingstoneiRR 
146African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinicaRR 
147Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaeruleaRR 
148Brown ParisomaSylvia lugensRR 
149Thrush BabblerIlladopsis turdinaRR 
150Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisRR 
151Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australisRR 
152Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitensRR 
153Rufous Flycatcher-ThrushNeocossyphus fraseriRR 
154Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiRR 
155Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyanaRR 
156Cassin's FlycatcherMuscicapa cassiniRR 
157Sooty FlycatcherBradornis infuscataRR 
158Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensisRR 
159Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusLC 
160Olive-flanked Robin-ChatCossypha anomalaRR 
161Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffraRR 
162Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraRR 
163White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellataRR 
164White-chested AletheChamaetylas fuelleborniRR 
165Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalisRR 
166Bannerman's SunbirdCyanomitra bannermaniRR 
167Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensRR 
168Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensisRR 
169Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosaRR 
170Red-tufted SunbirdNectarinia johnstoniRR 
171Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris aferRR 
172Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisRR 
173Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRR 
174Oustalet's SunbirdCinnyris oustaletiRR 
175Bates's SunbirdCinnyris batesiRR 
176Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifronsRR 
177Bertram's WeaverPloceus bertrandiRR 
178Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafechtRR 
179Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniRR 
180Bocage's WeaverPloceus temporalisLC 
181Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterusRR 
182Tanganyika Masked-WeaverPloceus reichardiNE 
183Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalusRR 
184Olive-headed WeaverPloceus olivaceicepsRRNT
185Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusRR 
186Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalisRR 
187Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferRR 
188Buff-shouldered WidowbirdEuplectes psammacromiusRR 
189Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
190Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotisLC 
191Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidulaRR 
192Red-faced CrimsonwingCryptospiza reichenoviiRR 
193Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaRR 
194Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosRR 
195Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalusRR 
196Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaRR 
197Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaRR 
198Green IndigobirdVidua codringtoniRR 
199Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaLC 
200Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceusRR 
201Grimwood's LongclawMacronyx grimwoodiRR 
202Western CitrilCrithagra frontalisRR 
203Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisRR 
204Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatusRR 
205Black-eared SeedeaterCrithagra mennelliLC 
206Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertexRR 
207Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuaniRR 
208Vincent's BuntingEmberiza vincentiRR 

 * 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.

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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