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ZAMBIA SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

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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 
2Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaenaRR 
3White-throated FrancolinCampocolinus albogularisRR 
4Red-winged FrancolinScleroptera levaillantiiRR 
5Common QuailCoturnix coturnixLC 
6Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersusRR 
7Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensisRR 
8Hildebrandt's FrancolinPternistis hildebrandtiRR 
9Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsoniiRR 
10Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
11Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusRR 
12Afep PigeonColumba unicinctaRR 
13Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrixRR 
14Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorgueiRR 
15Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensRR 
16Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelliRR 
17Kori BustardArdeotis koriRRNT
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 
35Little SwiftApus affinis V
36Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
37White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRR 
38Chestnut-headed FlufftailSarothrura lugensRR 
39Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinisRR 
40Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
41Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatus V
42Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus NT
43Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
44Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica NT
45Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
46Red KnotCalidris canutus NT
47Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
48Great SnipeGallinago media NT
49Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus CR
50Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusRR 
51Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni NT
52Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaLC 
53Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRR 
54African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
55Black StorkCiconia nigraRR 
56Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus NT
57Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboLC 
58ShoebillBalaeniceps rexRRV
59Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigula V
60Malagasy Pond-HeronArdeola idae EN
61SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
62Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
63White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
64Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
65Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
66White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
67Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli CR
68Cape GriffonGyps coprotheres EN
69BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
70Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
71Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
72Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga EN
73Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
74Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
75Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiRR 
76Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
77Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventrisRR 
78Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatumRR 
79Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
80Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldiRR 
81Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostrisRR 
82Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelasRR 
83Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevisRR 
84Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachysLC 
85White-bellied KingfisherCorythornis leucogasterRR 
86Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbicaRR 
87Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
88Whyte's BarbetStactolaema whytiiRR 
89Anchieta's BarbetStactolaema anchietaeLC 
90Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystaxRR 
91Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelasRR 
92Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosaRR 
93Chaplin's BarbetLybius chapliniEV
94Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisRR 
95Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
96Stierling's WoodpeckerChloropicus stierlingi NT
97Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliRR 
98Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloidesRR 
99Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera NT
100Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
101Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
102Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
103Taita FalconFalco fasciinuchaRRV
104Lilian's LovebirdAgapornis lilianaeRRNT
105Black-cheeked LovebirdAgapornis nigrigenis V
106Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaRR 
107Boulton's BatisBatis margaritaeRR 
108Cape BatisBatis capensisRR 
109Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolorRR 
110Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineusRR 
111Fuelleborn's BoubouLaniarius fuelleborniRR 
112Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridisRR 
113Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerRR 
114White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotataRR 
115Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotisLC 
116Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareiaRR 
117Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoidesRR 
118Monotonous LarkMirafra passerinaRR 
119Angola LarkMirafra angolensisRR 
120Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiataRR 
121Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostrisRR 
122Eastern NicatorNicator gularisRR 
123White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
124Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracicaLC 
125Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisRR 
126Chapin's ApalisApalis chapiniRR 
127Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicansRR 
128Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraRR 
129Singing CisticolaCisticola cantansRR 
130Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisRR 
131Black-lored CisticolaCisticola nigrilorisRR 
132Wailing CisticolaCisticola laisRR 
133Churring CisticolaCisticola njombeRR 
134Stout CisticolaCisticola robustusRR 
135Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrixRR 
136Cloud-scraping CisticolaCisticola damboRR 
137Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresiiRR 
138Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostris V
139Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similisRR 
140Bamboo WarblerLocustella alfrediRR 
141Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeusRR 
142White-winged Swamp WarblerBradypterus carpalisRR 
143Angola SwallowHirundo angolensisRR 
144Montane Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaerulea V
145Black-and-rufous SwallowHirundo nigrorufaRR 
146Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRR 
147Red-throated SwallowPetrochelidon rufigulaRR 
148South African SwallowPetrochelidon spiloderaRR 
149White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albicepsRR 
150Black-collared BulbulNeolestes torquatusRR 
151Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorRR 
152Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatusRR 
153Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricansRR 
154Livingstone's FlycatcherErythrocercus livingstoneiRR 
155African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinicaRR 
156Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcaeruleaRR 
157Brown ParisomaCurruca lugensRR 
158Thrush BabblerIlladopsis turdinaRR 
159Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisRR 
160Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australisRR 
161Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitensRR 
162Rufous Flycatcher-ThrushNeocossyphus fraseriRR 
163Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiRR 
164Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyanaRR 
165Cassin's FlycatcherMuscicapa cassiniRR 
166Sooty FlycatcherBradornis infuscataRR 
167Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensisRR 
168Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusLC 
169Olive-flanked Robin-ChatCossypha anomalaRRNT
170Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffraRR 
171Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraRR 
172White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellataRR 
173White-chested AletheChamaetylas fuelleborniRR 
174Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalisRR 
175Bannerman's SunbirdCyanomitra bannermaniRR 
176Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensRR 
177Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensisRR 
178Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosaRR 
179Red-tufted SunbirdNectarinia johnstoniRR 
180Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris aferRR 
181Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisRR 
182Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRR 
183Oustalet's SunbirdCinnyris oustaletiRR 
184Bates's SunbirdCinnyris batesiRR 
185Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifronsRR 
186Bertram's WeaverPloceus bertrandiRR 
187Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafechtRR 
188Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniRR 
189Bocage's WeaverPloceus temporalisLC 
190Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterusRR 
191Tanganyika Masked-WeaverPloceus reichardiNE 
192Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalusRR 
193Olive-headed WeaverPloceus olivaceicepsRRNT
194Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusRR 
195Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalisRR 
196Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferRR 
197Buff-shouldered WidowbirdEuplectes psammacromiusRR 
198Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
199Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotisLC 
200Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidulaRR 
201Red-faced CrimsonwingCryptospiza reichenoviiRR 
202Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotosRR 
203Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaRR 
204Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaRR 
205Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalusRR 
206Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaRR 
207Green IndigobirdVidua codringtoniRR 
208Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaLC 
209Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceusRR 
210Grimwood's LongclawMacronyx grimwoodiRR 
211Western CitrilCrithagra frontalisRR 
212Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisRR 
213Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatusRR 
214Black-eared SeedeaterCrithagra mennelliLC 
215Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertexRR 
216Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuaniRR 
217Vincent's BuntingEmberiza vincentiRR 

 * 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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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