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Birds of Africa

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This list of African birds is a listing of all the bird species known from the continent of Africa.



The taxonomy of this list adheres to James Clements' Birds of the World: A Checklist, and reflects all changes to that work until July, 2005. Taxonomic changes are on-going. As more research is gathered from studies of distribution, behavior, and DNA, the order and number of families and species may change. Furthermore, different approaches to ornithological nomenclature have led to concurrent systems of classification (see Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy).

The area covered by this list is the same as the Africa region defined by the American Birding Association's listing rules[1]. It includes Socotra in the Arabian Sea, Sao Tome and Annobon in the Gulf of Guinea, and the Canary Islands, but excludes Madeira. The region does not include Madagascar or the Comoro Islands.


Order: Struthioniformes Family: Struthionidae


Order: Sphenisciformes Family: Spheniscidae

  • King Penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
    Gentoo Penguin, Pygoscelis papua
    Rockhopper Penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome
    Macaroni Penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
    Jackass Penguin, Spheniscus demersus


Order: Gaviiformes Family: Gaviidae

  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    Arctic Loon, Gavia arctica
    Common Loon, Gavia immer


Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae

  • Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
    Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
    Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus
    Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis


Order: Procellariiformes Family: Diomedeidae

  • Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans
    Royal Albatross, Diomedea epomophora
    Laysan Albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis
    Grey-headed Albatross, Thalassarche chrysostoma
    Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophris
    Buller's Albatross, Thalassarche bulleri
    Shy Albatross, Thalassarche cauta
    Yellow-nosed Albatross, Thalassarche chlororhynchos
    Sooty Albatross, Phoebetria fusca
    Light-mantled Albatross, Phoebetria palpebrata

Shearwaters and petrels

Order: Procellariiformes Family: Procellariidae

  • Antarctic Giant Petrel, Macronectes giganteus
    Hall's Giant Petrel, Macronectes halli
    Northern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis
    Southern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialoides
    Antarctic Petrel, Thalassoica antarctica
    Cape Petrel, Daption capense
    Great-winged Petrel, Pterodroma macroptera
    White-headed Petrel, Pterodroma lessonii
    Atlantic Petrel, Pterodroma incerta
    Soft-plumaged Petrel, Pterodroma mollis
    Cape Verde Petrel, Pterodroma feae
    Blue Petrel, Halobaena caerulea
    Broad-billed Prion, Pachyptila vittata
    Salvin's Prion, Pachyptila salvini
    Antarctic Prion, Pachyptila desolata
    Slender-billed Prion, Pachyptila belcheri
    Fairy Prion, Pachyptila turtur
    Bulwer's Petrel, Bulweria bulwerii
    Jouanin's Petrel, Bulweria fallax
    Grey Petrel, Procellaria cinerea
    White-chinned Petrel, Procellaria aequinoctialis
    Kerguelen Petrel, Aphrodroma brevirostris
    Streaked Shearwater, Calonectris leucomelas
    Cory's Shearwater, Calonectris diomedea
    Cape Verde Shearwater, Calonectris edwardsii
    Flesh-footed Shearwater, Puffinus carneipes
    Greater Shearwater, Puffinus gravis
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus
    Sooty Shearwater, Puffinus griseus
    Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus
    Balearic Shearwater, Puffinus mauretanicus
    Levantine Shearwater, Puffinus yelkouan
    Little Shearwater, Puffinus assimilis
    Audubon's Shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri
    Persian Shearwater, Puffinus persicus
    Mascarene Shearwater, Puffinus atrodorsalis


Order: Procellariiformes Family: Hydrobatidae

  • Wilson's Storm-petrel, Oceanites oceanicus
    White-faced Storm-petrel, Pelagodroma marina
    Black-bellied Storm-petrel, Fregetta tropica
    White-bellied Storm-petrel, Fregetta grallaria
    European Storm-petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus
    Band-rumped Storm-petrel, Oceanodroma castro
    Leach's Storm-petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa
    Swinhoe's Storm-petrel, Oceanodroma monorhis
    Matsudaira's Storm-petrel, Oceanodroma matsudairae


Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Phaethontidae

  • Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus
    Red-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda
    White-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus


Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Pelecanidae

  • Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus
    Pink-backed Pelican, Pelecanus rufescens
    Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus

Gannets and boobies

Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Sulidae

  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    Cape Gannet, Morus capensis
    Australian Gannet, Morus serrator
    Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra
    Red-footed Booby, Sula sula
    Brown Booby, Sula leucogaster


Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Phalacrocoracidae

  • Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    Cape Cormorant, Phalacrocorax capensis
    Socotra Cormorant, Phalacrocorax nigrogularis
    Bank Cormorant, Phalacrocorax neglectus
    European Shag, Phalacrocorax aristotelis
    Long-tailed Cormorant, Phalacrocorax africanus
    Crowned Cormorant, Phalacrocorax coronatus
    Pygmy Cormorant, Phalacrocorax pygmaeus


Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Anhingidae


Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Fregatidae

  • Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
    Great Frigatebird, Fregata minor
    Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel

Herons, egrets, and bitterns

Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ardeidae

  • Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
    Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    Black-headed Heron, Ardea melanocephala
    Goliath Heron, Ardea goliath
    Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea
    Great Egret, Ardea alba
    Slaty Egret, Egretta vinaceigula
    Black Heron, Egretta ardesiaca
    Intermediate Egret, Egretta intermedia
    Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea
    Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
    Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis
    Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides
    Indian Pond Heron, Ardeola grayii
    Madagascar Pond Heron, Ardeola idae
    Rufous-bellied Heron, Ardeola rufiventris
    Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
    Striated Heron, Butorides striata
    Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
    White-backed Night Heron, Gorsachius leuconotus
    White-crested Bittern, Tigriornis leucolopha
    Little Bittern, Ixobrychus minutus
    Dwarf Bittern, Ixobrychus sturmii
    American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
    Great Bittern, Botaurus stellaris


Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Scopidae

  • Hamerkop, Scopus umbretta


Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ciconiidae

  • Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis
    African Openbill, Anastomus lamelligerus
    Black Stork, Ciconia nigra
    Abdim's Stork, Ciconia abdimii
    Woolly-necked Stork, Ciconia episcopus
    White Stork, Ciconia ciconia
    Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
    Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus


Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Balaenicipitidae

  • Shoebill, Balaeniceps rex

Ibises and spoonbills

Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Threskiornithidae

  • Sacred Ibis, Threskiornis aethiopicus
    Waldrapp, Geronticus eremita
    Bald Ibis, Geronticus calvus
    Olive Ibis, Bostrychia olivacea
    Spot-breasted Ibis, Bostrychia rara
    Hadada Ibis, Bostrychia hagedash
    Wattled Ibis, Bostrychia carunculata
    Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
    Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia
    African Spoonbill, Platalea alba


Order: Phoenicopteriformes Family: Phoenicopteridae

  • Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus
    Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor

Ducks, geese, and swans

Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae

  • Fulvous Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna bicolor
    White-faced Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna viduata
    White-backed Duck, Thalassornis leuconotus
    Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    Whooper Swan, Cygnus cygnus
    Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus
    Bean Goose, Anser fabalis
    Pink-footed Goose, Anser brachyrhynchus
    Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
    Lesser White-fronted Goose, Anser erythropus
    Greylag Goose, Anser anser
    Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
    Barnacle Goose, Branta leucopsis
    Brent Goose, Branta bernicla
    Red-breasted Goose, Branta ruficollis
    Blue-winged Goose, Cyanochen cyanoptera
    Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiaca
    Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea
    South African Shelduck, Tadorna cana
    Common Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
    Spur-winged Goose, Plectropterus gambensis
    Comb Duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos
    Hartlaub's Duck, Pteronetta hartlaubii
    Cotton Pygmy-goose, Nettapus coromandelianus
    African Pygmy-goose, Nettapus auritus
    Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
    Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata
    African Black Duck, Anas sparsa
    Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
    American Wigeon, Anas americana
    Gadwall, Anas strepera
    Green-winged Teal, Anas carolinensis
    Eurasian Teal, Anas crecca
    Cape Teal, Anas capensis
    Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    Yellow-billed Duck, Anas undulata
    Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    Red-billed Duck, Anas erythrorhyncha
    Hottentot Teal, Anas hottentota
    Garganey, Anas querquedula
    Blue-winged Teal, Anas discors
    Cape Shoveler, Anas smithii
    Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
    Marbled Teal, Marmaronetta angustirostris
    Red-crested Pochard, Netta rufina
    Southern Pochard, Netta erythrophthalma
    Common Pochard, Aythya ferina
    Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris
    Ferruginous Pochard, Aythya nyroca
    Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula
    Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    Black Scoter, Melanitta nigra
    White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    Smew, Mergellus albellus
    Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
    Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
    White-headed Duck, Oxyura leucocephala
    Maccoa Duck, Oxyura maccoa


Order: Falconiformes Family: Pandionidae

  • Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Hawks, eagles, and kites

Order: Falconiformes Family: Accipitridae

  • African Cuckoo Hawk, Aviceda cuculoides
    European Honey Buzzard, Pernis apivorus
    Oriental Honey Buzzard, Pernis ptilorhynchus
    Bat Hawk, Macheiramphus alcinus
    Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus
    Scissor-tailed Kite, Chelictinia riocourii
    Red Kite, Milvus milvus
    Black Kite, Milvus migrans
    African Fish Eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer
    White-tailed Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla
    Palm-nut Vulture, Gypohierax angolensis
    Hooded Vulture, Necrosyrtes monachus
    Lammergeier, Gypaetus barbatus
    Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus
    White-backed Vulture, Gyps africanus
    Rueppell's Griffon, Gyps rueppellii
    Eurasian Griffon, Gyps fulvus
    Cape Griffon, Gyps coprotheres
    Cinereous Vulture, Aegypius monachus
    Lappet-faced Vulture, Torgos tracheliotus
    White-headed Vulture, Trigonoceps occipitalis
    Short-toed Eagle, Circaetus gallicus
    Beaudouin's Snake Eagle, Circaetus beaudouini
    Black-breasted Snake Eagle, Circaetus pectoralis
    Brown Snake Eagle, Circaetus cinereus
    Fasciated Snake Eagle, Circaetus fasciolatus
    Banded Snake Eagle, Circaetus cinerascens
    Bateleur, Terathopius ecaudatus
    Congo Serpent Eagle, Dryotriorchis spectabilis
    Western Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus
    African Marsh Harrier, Circus ranivorus
    Black Harrier, Circus maurus
    Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus
    Montagu's Harrier, Circus pygargus
    African Harrier Hawk, Polyboroides typus
    Lizard Buzzard, Kaupifalco monogrammicus
    Dark Chanting Goshawk, Melierax metabates
    Eastern Chanting Goshawk, Melierax poliopterus
    Pale Chanting Goshawk, Melierax canorus
    Gabar Goshawk, Micronisus gabar
    Red-chested Goshawk, Accipiter toussenelii
    African Goshawk, Accipiter tachiro
    Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk, Accipiter castanilius
    Shikra, Accipiter badius
    Levant Sparrowhawk, Accipiter brevipes
    Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Accipiter erythropus
    Little Sparrowhawk, Accipiter minullus
    Ovampo Sparrowhawk, Accipiter ovampensis
    Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus
    Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk, Accipiter rufiventris
    Black Goshawk, Accipiter melanoleucus
    Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis
    Long-tailed Hawk, Urotriorchis macrourus
    Grasshopper Buzzard, Butastur rufipennis
    Eurasian Buzzard, Buteo buteo
    Mountain Buzzard, Buteo oreophilus
    Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus
    Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    Red-necked Buzzard, Buteo auguralis
    Augur Buzzard, Buteo augur
    Archer's Buzzard, Buteo archeri
    Jackal Buzzard, Buteo rufofuscus
    Lesser Spotted Eagle, Aquila pomarina
    Greater Spotted Eagle, Aquila clanga
    Tawny Eagle, Aquila rapax
    Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis
    Spanish Eagle, Aquila adalberti
    Imperial Eagle, Aquila heliaca
    Wahlberg's Eagle, Aquila wahlbergi
    Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
    Verreaux's Eagle, Aquila verreauxii
    Bonelli's Eagle, Aquila fasciatus
    African Hawk Eagle, Aquila spilogaster
    Booted Eagle, Aquila pennatus
    Ayres' Hawk Eagle, Aquila ayresii
    Martial Eagle, Polemaetus bellicosus
    Long-crested Eagle, Lophaetus occipitalis
    Cassin's Hawk Eagle, Spizaetus africanus
    Crowned Hawk Eagle, Stephanoaetus coronatus


Order: Falconiformes Family: Sagittariidae

  • Secretary-bird, Sagittarius serpentarius


Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae

  • Pygmy Falcon, Polihierax semitorquatus
    Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni
    Eurasian Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
    Greater Kestrel, Falco rupicoloides
    Fox Kestrel, Falco alopex
    Grey Kestrel, Falco ardosiaceus
    Dickinson's Kestrel, Falco dickinsoni
    Red-necked Falcon, Falco chicquera
    Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus
    Amur Falcon, Falco amurensis
    Eleonora's Falcon, Falco eleonorae
    Sooty Falcon, Falco concolor
    Merlin, Falco columbarius
    Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo
    African Hobby, Falco cuvierii
    Lanner Falcon, Falco biarmicus
    Saker Falcon, Falco cherrug
    Barbary Falcon, Falco pelegrinoides
    Taita Falcon, Falco fasciinucha
    Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus

Pheasants and partridges

Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae

  • Chukar, Alectoris chukar
    Barbary Partridge, Alectoris barbara
    Red-legged Partridge, Alectoris rufa
    Sand Partridge, Ammoperdix heyi
    Coqui Francolin, Francolinus coqui
    White-throated Francolin, Francolinus albogularis
    Schlegel's Francolin, Francolinus schlegelii
    Forest Francolin, Francolinus lathami
    Crested Francolin, Francolinus sephaena
    Ring-necked Francolin, Francolinus streptophorus
    Finsch's Francolin, Francolinus finschi
    Red-winged Francolin, Francolinus levaillantii
    Grey-winged Francolin, Francolinus africanus
    Moorland Francolin, Francolinus psilolaemus
    Shelley's Francolin, Francolinus shelleyi
    Orange River Francolin, Francolinus levaillantoides
    Scaly Francolin, Francolinus squamatus
    Ahanta Francolin, Francolinus ahantensis
    Grey-striped Francolin, Francolinus griseostriatus
    Nahan's Francolin, Francolinus nahani
    Hartlaub's Francolin, Francolinus hartlaubi
    Double-spurred Francolin, Francolinus bicalcaratus
    Heuglin's Francolin, Francolinus icterorhynchus
    Clapperton's Francolin, Francolinus clappertoni
    Harwood's Francolin, Francolinus harwoodi
    Red-billed Francolin, Francolinus adspersus
    Cape Francolin, Francolinus capensis
    Natal Francolin, Francolinus natalensis
    Hildebrandt's Francolin, Francolinus hildebrandti
    Yellow-necked Francolin, Francolinus leucoscepus
    Grey-breasted Francolin, Francolinus rufopictus
    Red-necked Francolin, Francolinus afer
    Swainson's Francolin, Francolinus swainsonii
    Jackson's Francolin, Francolinus jacksoni
    Handsome Francolin, Francolinus nobilis
    Cameroon Francolin, Francolinus camerunensis
    Swierstra's Francolin, Francolinus swierstrai
    Chestnut-naped Francolin, Francolinus castaneicollis
    Erckel's Francolin, Francolinus erckelii
    Djibouti Francolin, Francolinus ochropectus
    Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix
    Harlequin Quail, Coturnix delegorguei
    Blue Quail, Coturnix adansonii
    Udzungwa Partridge, Xenoperdix udzungwensis
    Stone Partridge, Ptilopachus petrosus
    Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
    Congo Peacock, Afropavo congensis


Order: Galliformes Family: Numididae

  • White-breasted Guineafowl, Agelastes meleagrides
    Black Guineafowl, Agelastes niger
    Helmeted Guineafowl, Numida meleagris
    Plumed Guineafowl, Guttera plumifera
    Crested Guineafowl, Guttera pucherani
    Vulturine Guineafowl, Acryllium vulturinum


Order: Gruiformes Family: Turnicidae

  • Small Buttonquail, Turnix sylvaticus
    Hottentot Buttonquail, Turnix hottentottus
    Quail-plover, Ortyxelos meiffrenii


Order: Gruiformes Family: Gruidae

  • Grey Crowned Crane, Balearica regulorum
    Black Crowned Crane, Balearica pavonina
    Demoiselle Crane, Anthropoides virgo
    Blue Crane, Anthropoides paradiseus
    Wattled Crane, Bugeranus carunculatus
    Common Crane, Grus grus

Rails, gallinules, and coots

Order: Gruiformes Family: Rallidae

  • White-spotted Flufftail, Sarothrura pulchra
    Buff-spotted Flufftail, Sarothrura elegans
    Red-chested Flufftail, Sarothrura rufa
    Chestnut-headed Flufftail, Sarothrura lugens
    Streaky-breasted Flufftail, Sarothrura boehmi
    Striped Flufftail, Sarothrura affinis
    White-winged Flufftail, Sarothrura ayresi
    Nkulengu Rail, Himantornis haematopus
    Grey-throated Rail, Canirallus oculeus
    Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus
    African Rail, Rallus caerulescens
    African Crake, Crecopsis egregia
    Corn Crake, Crex crex
    Rouget's Rail, Rougetius rougetii
    Black Crake, Amaurornis flavirostra
    Little Crake, Porzana parva
    Baillon's Crake, Porzana pusilla
    Spotted Crake, Porzana porzana
    Sora, Porzana carolina
    Striped Crake, Aenigmatolimnas marginalis
    Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio
    Allen's Gallinule, Porphyrio alleni
    Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica
    Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
    Lesser Moorhen, Gallinula angulata
    Red-knobbed Coot, Fulica cristata
    Eurasian Coot, Fulica atra


Order: Gruiformes Family: Heliornithidae

  • African Finfoot, Podica senegalensis


Order: Gruiformes Family: Otididae

  • Great Bustard, Otis tarda
    Arabian Bustard, Ardeotis arabs
    Kori Bustard, Ardeotis kori
    Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis undulata
    Macqueen's Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii
    Ludwig's Bustard, Neotis ludwigii
    Stanley Bustard, Neotis denhami
    Heuglin's Bustard, Neotis heuglinii
    Nubian Bustard, Neotis nuba
    White-bellied Bustard, Eupodotis senegalensis
    Blue Bustard, Eupodotis caerulescens
    Karoo Bustard, Eupodotis vigorsii
    Rueppell's Bustard, Eupodotis rueppellii
    Little Brown Bustard, Eupodotis humilis
    Savile's Bustard, Eupodotis savilei
    Buff-crested Bustard, Eupodotis gindiana
    Red-crested Bustard, Eupodotis ruficrista
    Black Bustard, Eupodotis afra
    White-quilled Bustard, Eupodotis afraoides
    Black-bellied Bustard, Lissotis melanogaster
    Hartlaub's Bustard, Lissotis hartlaubii
    Little Bustard, Tetrax tetrax


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Jacanidae

  • Lesser Jacana, Microparra capensis
    African Jacana, Actophilornis africanus
    Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Painted Snipe

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Rostratulidae

  • Greater Painted Snipe, Rostratula benghalensis

Crab Plover

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Dromadidae


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Haematopodidae

  • African Oystercatcher, Haematopus moquini
    Eurasian Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus

Avocets and stilts

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Recurvirostridae

  • Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus
    Pied Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Burhinidae

  • Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus
    Eurasian Thick-knee, Burhinus oedicnemus
    Senegal Thick-knee, Burhinus senegalensis
    Spotted Thick-knee, Burhinus capensis

Pratincoles and coursers

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Glareolidae

  • Egyptian Plover, Pluvianus aegyptius
    Cream-colored Courser, Cursorius cursor
    Burchell's Courser, Cursorius rufus
    Temminck's Courser, Cursorius temminckii
    Double-banded Courser, Smutsornis africanus
    Three-banded Courser, Rhinoptilus cinctus
    Bronze-winged Courser, Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
    Collared Pratincole, Glareola pratincola
    Oriental Pratincole, Glareola maldivarum
    Black-winged Pratincole, Glareola nordmanni
    Madagascar Pratincole, Glareola ocularis
    Rock Pratincole, Glareola nuchalis
    Grey Pratincole, Glareola cinerea

Lapwings and plovers

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae

  • Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
    Long-toed Lapwing, Vanellus crassirostris
    Blacksmith Plover, Vanellus armatus
    Spur-winged Plover, Vanellus spinosus
    Black-headed Lapwing, Vanellus tectus
    White-headed Lapwing, Vanellus albiceps
    Senegal Lapwing, Vanellus lugubris
    Black-winged Lapwing, Vanellus melanopterus
    Crowned Lapwing, Vanellus coronatus
    Wattled Lapwing, Vanellus senegallus
    Spot-breasted Lapwing, Vanellus melanocephalus
    Brown-chested Lapwing, Vanellus superciliosus
    Sociable Lapwing, Vanellus gregarius
    White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus
    Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva
    American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominica
    Eurasian Golden Plover, Pluvialis apricaria
    Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    Common Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula
    Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius
    Kittlitz's Plover, Charadrius pecuarius
    Three-banded Plover, Charadrius tricollaris
    Forbes' Plover, Charadrius forbesi
    White-fronted Plover, Charadrius marginatus
    Chestnut-banded Plover, Charadrius pallidus
    Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus
    Lesser Sandplover, Charadrius mongolus
    Greater Sandplover, Charadrius leschenaultii
    Caspian Plover, Charadrius asiaticus
    Eurasian Dotterel, Charadrius morinellus


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae

  • Eurasian Woodcock, Scolopax rusticola
    Jack Snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus
    Pintail Snipe, Gallinago stenura
    African Snipe, Gallinago nigripennis
    Great Snipe, Gallinago media
    Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
    Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus
    Long-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus
    Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa
    Hudsonian Godwit, Limosa haemastica
    Bar-tailed Godwit, Limosa lapponica
    Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus
    Slender-billed Curlew, Numenius tenuirostris
    Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata
    Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda
    Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus
    Common Redshank, Tringa totanus
    Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis
    Common Greenshank, Tringa nebularia
    Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes
    Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus
    Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria
    Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola
    Terek Sandpiper, Xenus cinereus
    Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos
    Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
    Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres
    Great Knot, Calidris tenuirostris
    Red Knot, Calidris canutus
    Sanderling, Calidris alba
    Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
    Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri
    Red-necked Stint, Calidris ruficollis
    Little Stint, Calidris minuta
    Temminck's Stint, Calidris temminckii
    Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta
    White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis
    Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii
    Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos
    Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea
    Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    Purple Sandpiper, Calidris maritima
    Stilt Sandpiper, Calidris himantopus
    Broad-billed Sandpiper, Limicola falcinellus
    Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis
    Ruff, Philomachus pugnax
    Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor
    Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus
    Red Phalarope, Phalaropus fulicarius


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Chionididae

  • Snowy Sheathbill, Chionis albus

Skuas and jaegers

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Stercorariidae

  • South Polar Skua, Stercorarius maccormicki
    Brown Skua, Stercorarius antarcticus
    Great Skua, Stercorarius skua
    Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus (Pomarine Skua)
    Parasitic Jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus (Arctic Skua)
    Long-tailed Jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus (Long-tailed Skua)


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae

  • White-eyed Gull, Larus leucophthalmus
    Sooty Gull, Larus hemprichii
    Mew Gull, Larus canus
    Audouin's Gull, Larus audouinii
    Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    Kelp Gull, Larus dominicanus
    Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens
    Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus
    Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides
    European Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
    Heuglin's Gull, Larus heuglini
    Caspian Gull, Larus cachinnans
    Armenian Gull, Larus armenicus
    Steppe Gull, Larus barabensis
    Yellow-legged Gull, Larus michahellis
    Great Black-headed Gull, Larus ichthyaetus
    Grey-headed Gull, Larus cirrocephalus
    Hartlaub's Gull, Larus hartlaubii
    Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus
    Slender-billed Gull, Larus genei
    Bonaparte's Gull, Larus philadelphia
    Mediterranean Gull, Larus melanocephalus
    Laughing Gull, Larus atricilla
    Franklin's Gull, Larus pipixcan
    Little Gull, Larus minutus
    Sabine's Gull, Xema sabini
    Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Sternidae

  • Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica
    Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia
    Lesser Crested Tern, Sterna bengalensis
    Sandwich Tern, Sterna sandvicensis
    Royal Tern, Sterna maxima
    Great Crested Tern, Sterna bergii
    Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii
    Black-naped Tern, Sterna sumatrana
    Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
    Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea
    Antarctic Tern, Sterna vittata
    Damara Tern, Sterna balaenarum
    White-cheeked Tern, Sterna repressa
    Little Tern, Sternula albifrons
    Saunders' Tern, Sternula saundersi
    Bridled Tern, Onychoprion anaethetus
    Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscata
    Whiskered Tern, Chlidonias hybrida
    White-winged Tern, Chlidonias leucopterus
    Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
    Lesser Noddy, Anous tenuirostris
    Black Noddy, Anous minutus
    Brown Noddy, Anous stolidus


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Rynchopidae

  • African Skimmer, Rynchops flavirostris

Auks, murres, and puffins

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Alcidae

  • Dovekie, Alle alle
    Common Murre, Uria aalge
    Razorbill, Alca torda
    Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica


Order: Pterocliformes Family: Pteroclididae

  • Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Pterocles alchata
    Namaqua Sandgrouse, Pterocles namaqua
    Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles exustus
    Spotted Sandgrouse, Pterocles senegallus
    Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles orientalis
    Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Pterocles gutturalis
    Crowned Sandgrouse, Pterocles coronatus
    Black-faced Sandgrouse, Pterocles decoratus
    Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse, Pterocles lichtensteinii
    Double-banded Sandgrouse, Pterocles bicinctus
    Four-banded Sandgrouse, Pterocles quadricinctus
    Burchell's Sandgrouse, Pterocles burchelli

Pigeons and doves

Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae

  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    Speckled Pigeon, Columba guinea
    White-collared Pigeon, Columba albitorques
    Stock Dove, Columba oenas
    Somali Pigeon, Columba oliviae
    Common Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus
    Bolle's Pigeon, Columba bollii
    Afep Pigeon, Columba unicincta
    Laurel Pigeon, Columba junoniae
    Rameron Pigeon, Columba arquatrix
    Cameroon Pigeon, Columba sjostedti
    Maroon Pigeon, Columba thomensis
    White-naped Pigeon, Columba albinucha
    Delegorgue's Pigeon, Columba delegorguei
    Bronze-naped Pigeon, Columba iriditorques
    Sao Tome Pigeon, Columba malherbii
    Lemon Dove, Columba larvata
    Forest Dove, Columba simplex
    Eurasian Turtle Dove, Streptopelia turtur
    Dusky Turtle Dove, Streptopelia lugens
    Adamawa Turtle Dove, Streptopelia hypopyrrha
    Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
    African Collared Dove, Streptopelia roseogrisea
    White-winged Collared Dove, Streptopelia reichenowi
    African Mourning Dove, Streptopelia decipiens
    Red-eyed Dove, Streptopelia semitorquata
    Ring-necked Dove, Streptopelia capicola
    Vinaceous Dove, Streptopelia vinacea
    Laughing Dove, Streptopelia senegalensis
    Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Turtur chalcospilos
    Black-billed Wood Dove, Turtur abyssinicus
    Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Turtur afer
    Tambourine Dove, Turtur tympanistria
    Blue-headed Wood Dove, Turtur brehmeri
    Namaqua Dove, Oena capensis
    Bruce's Green Pigeon, Treron waalia
    Pemba Green Pigeon, Treron pembaensis
    Sao Tome Green Pigeon, Treron sanctithomae
    African Green Pigeon, Treron calvus


Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae

  • Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri
    Red-headed Lovebird, Agapornis pullarius
    Black-winged Lovebird, Agapornis taranta
    Black-collared Lovebird, Agapornis swindernianus
    Rosy-faced Lovebird, Agapornis roseicollis
    Fischer's Lovebird, Agapornis fischeri
    Yellow-collared Lovebird, Agapornis personatus
    Lilian's Lovebird, Agapornis lilianae
    Black-cheeked Lovebird, Agapornis nigrigenis
    Grey Parrot, Psittacus erithacus
    Brown-necked Parrot, Poicephalus robustus
    Red-fronted Parrot, Poicephalus gulielmi
    Meyer's Parrot, Poicephalus meyeri
    Rueppell's Parrot, Poicephalus rueppellii
    Brown-headed Parrot, Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
    Niam-Niam Parrot, Poicephalus crassus
    Red-bellied Parrot, Poicephalus rufiventris
    Senegal Parrot, Poicephalus senegalus
    Yellow-fronted Parrot, Poicephalus flavifrons


Order: Cuculiformes Family: Musophagidae

  • Great Blue Turaco, Corythaeola cristata
    Guinea Turaco, Tauraco persa
    Livingstone's Turaco, Tauraco livingstonii
    Schalow's Turaco, Tauraco schalowi
    Knysna Turaco, Tauraco corythaix
    Black-billed Turaco, Tauraco schuettii
    White-crested Turaco, Tauraco leucolophus
    Fischer's Turaco, Tauraco fischeri
    Yellow-billed Turaco, Tauraco macrorhynchus
    Bannerman's Turaco, Tauraco bannermani
    Red-crested Turaco, Tauraco erythrolophus
    Hartlaub's Turaco, Tauraco hartlaubi
    White-cheeked Turaco, Tauraco leucotis
    Prince Ruspoli's Turaco, Tauraco ruspolii
    Purple-crested Turaco, Tauraco porphyreolophus
    Ruwenzori Turaco, Ruwenzorornis johnstoni
    Violet Turaco, Musophaga violacea
    Ross' Turaco, Musophaga rossae
    Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Corythaixoides personatus
    Grey Go-away-bird, Corythaixoides concolor
    White-bellied Go-away-bird, Corythaixoides leucogaster
    Western Plantain-eater, Crinifer piscator
    Eastern Plantain-eater, Crinifer zonurus


Order: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae

  • Pied Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus
    Levaillant's Cuckoo, Clamator levaillantii
    Great Spotted Cuckoo, Clamator glandarius
    Thick-billed Cuckoo, Pachycoccyx audeberti
    Red-chested Cuckoo, Cuculus solitarius
    Black Cuckoo, Cuculus clamosus
    Common Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus
    African Cuckoo, Cuculus gularis
    Lesser Cuckoo, Cuculus poliocephalus
    Madagascar Cuckoo, Cuculus rochii
    Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Cercococcyx mechowi
    Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Cercococcyx olivinus
    Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Cercococcyx montanus
    Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx flavigularis
    Klaas' Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx klaas
    African Emerald Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx cupreus
    Dideric Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx caprius
    Yellowbill, Ceuthmochares aereus
    Black Coucal, Centropus grillii
    Black-throated Coucal, Centropus leucogaster
    Gabon Coucal, Centropus anselli
    Blue-headed Coucal, Centropus monachus
    Coppery-tailed Coucal, Centropus cupreicaudus
    Senegal Coucal, Centropus senegalensis
    White-browed Coucal, Centropus superciliosus
    Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus


Order: Strigiformes Family: Tytonidae

  • African Grass Owl, Tyto capensis
    Barn Owl, Tyto alba


Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae

  • Congo Bay Owl, Phodilus prigoginei
    Sandy Scops Owl, Otus icterorhynchus
    Sokoke Scops Owl, Otus ireneae
    Pallid Scops Owl, Otus brucei
    African Scops Owl, Otus senegalensis
    European Scops Owl, Otus scops
    Pemba Scops Owl, Otus pembaensis
    Sao Tome Scops Owl, Otus hartlaubi
    Northern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis leucotis
    Southern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis granti
    Eurasian Eagle Owl, Bubo bubo
    Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Bubo ascalaphus
    Cape Eagle Owl, Bubo capensis
    Spotted Eagle Owl, Bubo africanus
    Greyish Eagle Owl, Bubo cinerascens
    Fraser's Eagle Owl, Bubo poensis
    Usambara Eagle Owl, Bubo vosseleri
    Shelley's Eagle Owl, Bubo shelleyi
    Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Bubo lacteus
    Akun Eagle Owl, Bubo leucostictus
    Pel's Fishing Owl, Scotopelia peli
    Rufous Fishing Owl, Scotopelia ussheri
    Vermiculated Fishing Owl, Scotopelia bouvieri
    Tawny Owl, Strix aluco
    Hume's Owl, Strix butleri
    African Wood Owl, Strix woodfordii
    Maned Owl, Jubula lettii
    Northern Hawk Owl, Surnia ulula
    Pearl-spotted Owlet, Glaucidium perlatum
    Red-chested Owlet, Glaucidium tephronotum
    Sjostedt's Owlet, Glaucidium sjostedti
    African Barred Owlet, Glaucidium capense
    Chestnut Owlet, Glaucidium castaneum
    Albertine Owlet, Glaucidium albertinum
    Little Owl, Athene noctua
    Northern Long-eared Owl, Asio otus
    African Long-eared Owl, Asio abyssinicus
    Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
    Marsh Owl, Asio capensis


Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae

  • Brown Nightjar, Caprimulgus binotatus
    Red-necked Nightjar, Caprimulgus ruficollis
    Eurasian Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus
    Sombre Nightjar, Caprimulgus fraenatus
    Rufous-cheeked Nightjar, Caprimulgus rufigena
    Egyptian Nightjar, Caprimulgus aegyptius
    Nubian Nightjar, Caprimulgus nubicus
    Golden Nightjar, Caprimulgus eximius
    Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar, Caprimulgus donaldsoni
    Black-shouldered Nightjar, Caprimulgus nigriscapularis
    Fiery-necked Nightjar, Caprimulgus pectoralis
    Abyssinian Nightjar, Caprimulgus poliocephalus
    Montane Nightjar, Caprimulgus ruwenzorii
    Swamp Nightjar, Caprimulgus natalensis
    Plain Nightjar, Caprimulgus inornatus
    Star-spotted Nightjar, Caprimulgus stellatus
    Nechisar Nightjar, Caprimulgus solala
    Freckled Nightjar, Caprimulgus tristigma
    Itombwe Nightjar, Caprimulgus prigoginei
    Bates' Nightjar, Caprimulgus batesi
    Long-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus climacurus
    Slender-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus clarus
    Square-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus fossii
    Pennant-winged Nightjar, Macrodipteryx vexillarius
    Standard-winged Nightjar, Macrodipteryx longipennis


Order: Apodiformes Family: Apodidae

  • Scarce Swift, Schoutedenapus myoptilus
    Schouteden's Swift, Schoutedenapus schoutedeni
    Sao Tome Spinetail, Zoonavena thomensis
    Mottled Spinetail, Telacanthura ussheri
    Black Spinetail, Telacanthura melanopygia
    Sabine's Spinetail, Rhaphidura sabini
    Cassin's Spinetail, Neafrapus cassini
    Bat-like Spinetail, Neafrapus boehmi
    Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
    African Palm Swift, Cypsiurus parvus
    Alpine Swift, Tachymarptis melba
    Mottled Swift, Tachymarptis aequatorialis
    Common Swift, Apus apus
    Plain Swift, Apus unicolor
    Nyanza Swift, Apus niansae
    Pallid Swift, Apus pallidus
    African Swift, Apus barbatus
    Forbes-Watson's Swift, Apus berliozi
    Bradfield's Swift, Apus bradfieldi
    Little Swift, Apus affinis
    Horus Swift, Apus horus
    White-rumped Swift, Apus caffer
    Bates' Swift, Apus batesi


Order: Coliiformes Family: Coliidae

  • Speckled Mousebird, Colius striatus
    White-headed Mousebird, Colius leucocephalus
    Red-backed Mousebird, Colius castanotus
    White-backed Mousebird, Colius colius
    Blue-naped Mousebird, Urocolius macrourus
    Red-faced Mousebird, Urocolius indicus


Order: Trogoniformes Family: Trogonidae

  • Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina
    Bare-cheeked Trogon, Apaloderma aequatoriale
    Bar-tailed Trogon, Apaloderma vittatum


Order: Coraciiformes Family: Alcedinidae

  • Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
    Half-collared Kingfisher, Alcedo semitorquata
    Shining-blue Kingfisher, Alcedo quadribrachys
    Malachite Kingfisher, Alcedo cristata
    White-bellied Kingfisher, Alcedo leucogaster
    African Pygmy Kingfisher, Ispidina picta
    Dwarf Kingfisher, Ispidina lecontei
    Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Halcyon badia
    White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis
    Grey-headed Kingfisher, Halcyon leucocephala
    Woodland Kingfisher, Halcyon senegalensis
    Mangrove Kingfisher, Halcyon senegaloides
    Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Halcyon malimbica
    Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Halcyon albiventris
    Striped Kingfisher, Halcyon chelicuti
    Collared Kingfisher, Todiramphus chloris
    Giant Kingfisher, Megaceryle maximus
    Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis


Order: Coraciiformes Family: Meropidae

  • Black Bee-eater, Merops gularis
    Blue-headed Bee-eater, Merops muelleri
    Red-throated Bee-eater, Merops bulocki
    White-fronted Bee-eater, Merops bullockoides
    Little Bee-eater, Merops pusillus
    Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Merops variegatus
    Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Merops oreobates
    Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Merops hirundineus
    Black-headed Bee-eater, Merops breweri
    Somali Bee-eater, Merops revoilii
    White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
    Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis
    Boehm's Bee-eater, Merops boehmi
    Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus
    Madagascar Bee-eater, Merops superciliosus
    European Bee-eater, Merops apiaster
    Rosy Bee-eater, Merops malimbicus
    Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Merops nubicus
    Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Merops nubicoides


Order: Coraciiformes Family: Coraciidae

  • European Roller, Coracias garrulus
    Abyssinian Roller, Coracias abyssinicus
    Lilac-breasted Roller, Coracias caudatus
    Racket-tailed Roller, Coracias spatulatus
    Rufous-crowned Roller, Coracias noevius
    Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis
    Blue-bellied Roller, Coracias cyanogaster
    Broad-billed Roller, Eurystomus glaucurus
    Blue-throated Roller, Eurystomus gularis


Order: Coraciiformes Family: Upupidae

  • Eurasian Hoopoe, Upupa epops


Order: Coraciiformes Family: Phoeniculidae

  • Green Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus purpureus
    Violet Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus damarensis
    Black-billed Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus somaliensis
    White-headed Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus bollei
    Forest Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus castaneiceps
    Black Scimitar-bill, Rhinopomastus aterrimus
    Common Scimitar-bill, Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
    Abyssinian Scimitar-bill, Rhinopomastus minor


Order: Coraciiformes Family: Bucerotidae

  • White-crested Hornbill, Tockus albocristatus
    Black Dwarf Hornbill, Tockus hartlaubi
    Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Tockus camurus
    Monteiro's Hornbill, Tockus monteiri
    Red-billed Hornbill, Tockus erythrorhynchus
    Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Tockus flavirostris
    Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Tockus leucomelas
    Jackson's Hornbill, Tockus jacksoni
    Von der Decken's Hornbill, Tockus deckeni
    Crowned Hornbill, Tockus alboterminatus
    Bradfield's Hornbill, Tockus bradfieldi
    African Pied Hornbill, Tockus fasciatus
    Hemprich's Hornbill, Tockus hemprichii
    African Grey Hornbill, Tockus nasutus
    Pale-billed Hornbill, Tockus pallidirostris
    Trumpeter Hornbill, Ceratogymna bucinator
    Piping Hornbill, Ceratogymna fistulator
    Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Ceratogymna brevis
    Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Ceratogymna subcylindrica
    Brown-cheeked Hornbill, Ceratogymna cylindrica
    White-thighed Hornbill, Ceratogymna albotibialis
    Black-casqued Hornbill, Ceratogymna atrata
    Yellow-casqued Hornbill, Ceratogymna elata
    Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Bucorvus abyssinicus
    Southern Ground Hornbill, Bucorvus leadbeateri


Order: Piciformes Family: Capitonidae

  • Naked-faced Barbet, Gymnobucco calvus
    Bristle-nosed Barbet, Gymnobucco peli
    Sladen's Barbet, Gymnobucco sladeni
    Grey-throated Barbet, Gymnobucco bonapartei
    White-eared Barbet, Stactolaema leucotis
    Anchieta's Barbet, Stactolaema anchietae
    Whyte's Barbet, Stactolaema whytii
    Green Barbet, Stactolaema olivacea
    Speckled Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus scolopaceus
    Western Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus coryphaeus
    Moustached Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus leucomystax
    Green Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus simplex
    Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus atroflavus
    Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus subsulphureus
    Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus bilineatus
    Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus chrysoconus
    Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus pusillus
    Yellow-spotted Barbet, Buccanodon duchaillui
    Hairy-breasted Barbet, Tricholaema hirsuta
    Red-fronted Barbet, Tricholaema diademata
    Miombo Barbet, Tricholaema frontata
    Pied Barbet, Tricholaema leucomelas
    Spot-flanked Barbet, Tricholaema lachrymosa
    Black-throated Barbet, Tricholaema melanocephala
    Banded Barbet, Lybius undatus
    Vieillot's Barbet, Lybius vieilloti
    White-headed Barbet, Lybius leucocephalus
    Chaplin's Barbet, Lybius chaplini
    Red-faced Barbet, Lybius rubrifacies
    Black-billed Barbet, Lybius guifsobalito
    Black-collared Barbet, Lybius torquatus
    Brown-breasted Barbet, Lybius melanopterus
    Black-backed Barbet, Lybius minor
    Double-toothed Barbet, Lybius bidentatus
    Bearded Barbet, Lybius dubius
    Black-breasted Barbet, Lybius rolleti
    Yellow-billed Barbet, Trachyphonus purpuratus
    Crested Barbet, Trachyphonus vaillantii
    Yellow-breasted Barbet, Trachyphonus margaritatus
    Red-and-yellow Barbet, Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
    D'Arnaud's Barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii


Order: Piciformes Family: Indicatoridae

  • Spotted Honeyguide, Indicator maculatus
    Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Indicator variegatus
    Greater Honeyguide, Indicator indicator
    Lesser Honeyguide, Indicator minor
    Thick-billed Honeyguide, Indicator conirostris
    Willcock's Honeyguide, Indicator willcocksi
    Least Honeyguide, Indicator exilis
    Dwarf Honeyguide, Indicator pumilio
    Pallid Honeyguide, Indicator meliphilus
    Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Melichneutes robustus
    Yellow-footed Honeyguide, Melignomon eisentrauti
    Zenker's Honeyguide, Melignomon zenkeri
    Cassin's Honeyguide, Prodotiscus insignis
    Green-backed Honeyguide, Prodotiscus zambesiae
    Wahlberg's Honeyguide, Prodotiscus regulus

Woodpeckers and allies

Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae

  • Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla
    Rufous-necked Wryneck, Jynx ruficollis
    African Piculet, Sasia africana
    Fine-spotted Woodpecker, Campethera punctuligera
    Nubian Woodpecker, Campethera nubica
    Bennett's Woodpecker, Campethera bennettii
    Reichenow's Woodpecker, Campethera scriptoricauda
    Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Campethera abingoni
    Mombasa Woodpecker, Campethera mombassica
    Knysna Woodpecker, Campethera notata
    Little Green Woodpecker, Campethera maculosa
    Green-backed Woodpecker, Campethera cailliautii
    Tullberg's Woodpecker, Campethera tullbergi
    Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Campethera nivosa
    Brown-eared Woodpecker, Campethera caroli
    Ground Woodpecker, Geocolaptes olivaceus
    Little Grey Woodpecker, Dendropicos elachus
    Speckle-breasted Woodpecker, Dendropicos poecilolaemus
    Abyssinian Woodpecker, Dendropicos abyssinicus
    Cardinal Woodpecker, Dendropicos fuscescens
    Gabon Woodpecker, Dendropicos gabonensis
    Melancholy Woodpecker, Dendropicos lugubris
    Stierling's Woodpecker, Dendropicos stierlingi
    Bearded Woodpecker, Dendropicos namaquus
    Fire-bellied Woodpecker, Dendropicos pyrrhogaster
    Golden-crowned Woodpecker, Dendropicos xantholophus
    Elliot's Woodpecker, Dendropicos elliotii
    Grey Woodpecker, Dendropicos goertae
    Grey-headed Woodpecker, Dendropicos spodocephalus
    Olive Woodpecker, Dendropicos griseocephalus
    Brown-backed Woodpecker, Dendropicos obsoletus
    Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos minor
    Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major
    Syrian Woodpecker, Dendrocopos syriacus
    Levaillant's Woodpecker, Picus vaillantii


Order: Passeriformes Family: Eurylaimidae

  • African Broadbill, Smithornis capensis
    Grey-headed Broadbill, Smithornis sharpei
    Rufous-sided Broadbill, Smithornis rufolateralis
    Grauer's Broadbill, Pseudocalyptomena graueri


Order: Passeriformes Family: Pittidae

  • African Pitta, Pitta angolensis
    Green-breasted Pitta, Pitta reichenowi


Order: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae

  • Monotonous Lark, Mirafra passerina
    Singing Bushlark, Mirafra cantillans
    Latakoo Lark, Mirafra cheniana
    White-tailed Lark, Mirafra albicauda
    Kordofan Lark, Mirafra cordofanica
    Williams' Lark, Mirafra williamsi
    Friedmann's Lark, Mirafra pulpa
    Red-winged Lark, Mirafra hypermetra
    Somali Long-billed Lark, Mirafra somalica
    Ash's Lark, Mirafra ashi
    Angola Lark, Mirafra angolensis
    Rufous-naped Lark, Mirafra africana
    Flappet Lark, Mirafra rufocinnamomea
    Cape Clapper Lark, Mirafra apiata
    Eastern Clapper Lark, Mirafra fasciolata
    Collared Lark, Mirafra collaris
    Gillett's Lark, Mirafra gilletti
    Degodi Lark, Mirafra degodiensis
    Rusty Lark, Mirafra rufa
    Fawn-colored Lark, Calendulauda africanoides
    Foxy Lark, Calendulauda alopex
    Pink-breasted Lark, Calendulauda poecilosterna
    Dune Lark, Calendulauda erythrochlamys
    Karoo Lark, Calendulauda albescens
    Barlow's Lark, Calendulauda barlowi
    Ferruginous Lark, Calendulauda burra
    Sabota Lark, Calendulauda sabota
    Rufous-rumped Lark, Pinarocorys erythropygia
    Dusky Lark, Pinarocorys nigricans
    Archer's Lark, Heteromirafra archeri
    Sidamo Lark, Heteromirafra sidamoensis
    Rudd's Lark, Heteromirafra ruddi
    Cape Lark, Certhilauda curvirostris
    Algulhas Lark, Certhilauda brevirostris
    Eastern Long-billed Lark, Certhilauda semitorquata
    Karoo Long-billed Lark, Certhilauda subcoronata
    Benguela Lark, Certhilauda benguelensis
    Short-clawed Lark, Certhilauda chuana
    Spike-heeled Lark, Chersomanes albofasciata
    Beesley's Lark, Chersomanes beesleyi
    Black-eared Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix australis
    Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix leucotis
    Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix nigriceps
    Grey-backed Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix verticalis
    Chestnut-headed Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix signatus
    Fischer's Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix leucopareia
    Bar-tailed Lark, Ammomanes cinctura
    Desert Lark, Ammomanes deserti
    Gray's Lark, Ammomanopsis grayi
    Greater Hoopoe Lark, Alaemon alaudipes
    Lesser Hoopoe Lark, Alaemon hamertoni
    Thick-billed Lark, Ramphocoris clotbey
    Calandra Lark, Melanocorypha calandra
    Bimaculated Lark, Melanocorypha bimaculata
    Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla
    Blanford's Lark, Calandrella blanfordi
    Erlanger's Lark, Calandrella erlangeri
    Lesser Short-toed Lark, Calandrella rufescens
    Red-capped Lark, Calandrella cinerea
    Somali Short-toed Lark, Calandrella somalica
    Pink-billed Lark, Spizocorys conirostris
    Stark's Lark, Spizocorys starki
    Botha's Lark, Spizocorys fringillaris
    Sclater's Lark, Spizocorys sclateri
    Obbia Lark, Spizocorys obbiensis
    Masked Lark, Spizocorys personata
    Dunn's Lark, Eremalauda dunni
    Dupont's Lark, Chersophilus duponti
    Crested Lark, Galerida cristata
    Thekla Lark, Galerida theklae
    Sun Lark, Galerida modesta
    Large-billed Lark, Galerida magnirostris
    Short-tailed Lark, Pseudalaemon fremantlii
    Wood Lark, Lullula arborea
    Sky Lark, Alauda arvensis
    Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula
    Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    Temminck's Lark, Eremophila bilopha


Order: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae

  • African River Martin, Pseudochelidon eurystomina
    Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
    Plain Martin, Riparia paludicola
    Congo Martin, Riparia congica
    Banded Martin, Riparia cincta
    Mascarene Martin, Phedina borbonica
    Brazza's Martin, Phedina brazzae
    Red Sea Swallow, Petrochelidon perdita
    Preuss' Swallow, Petrochelidon preussi
    Red-throated Swallow, Petrochelidon rufigula
    South African Swallow, Petrochelidon spilodera
    Forest Swallow, Petrochelidon fuliginosa
    Grey-rumped Swallow, Pseudhirundo griseopyga
    Eurasian Crag Martin, Ptyonoprogne rupestris
    Rock Martin, Ptyonoprogne fuligula
    Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
    Red-chested Swallow, Hirundo lucida
    Ethiopian Swallow, Hirundo aethiopica
    Angola Swallow, Hirundo angolensis
    White-throated Swallow, Hirundo albigularis
    Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii
    White-throated Blue Swallow, Hirundo nigrita
    Black-and-rufous Swallow, Hirundo nigrorufa
    Blue Swallow, Hirundo atrocaerulea
    Pied-winged Swallow, Hirundo leucosoma
    White-tailed Swallow, Hirundo megaensis
    Pearl-breasted Swallow, Hirundo dimidiata
    Greater Striped Swallow, Cecropis cucullata
    Lesser Striped Swallow, Cecropis abyssinica
    Rufous-chested Swallow, Cecropis semirufa
    Mosque Swallow, Cecropis senegalensis
    Red-rumped Swallow, Cecropis daurica
    House Martin, Delichon urbicum
    Square-tailed Sawwing, Psalidoprocne nitens
    Mountain Sawwing, Psalidoprocne fuliginosa
    White-headed Sawwing, Psalidoprocne albiceps
    Black Sawwing, Psalidoprocne pristoptera
    Fanti Sawwing, Psalidoprocne obscura

Wagtails and pipits

Order: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae

  • White Wagtail, Motacilla alba
    African Pied Wagtail, Motacilla aguimp
    Cape Wagtail, Motacilla capensis
    Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola
    Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava
    Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
    Mountain Wagtail, Motacilla clara
    Golden Pipit, Tmetothylacus tenellus
    Yellow-throated Longclaw, Macronyx croceus
    Fuelleborn's Longclaw, Macronyx fuelleborni
    Abyssinian Longclaw, Macronyx flavicollis
    Orange-throated Longclaw, Macronyx capensis
    Rosy-throated Longclaw, Macronyx ameliae
    Pangani Longclaw, Macronyx aurantiigula
    Grimwood's Longclaw, Macronyx grimwoodi
    Sharpe's Longclaw, Hemimacronyx sharpei
    Yellow-breasted Pipit, Hemimacronyx chloris
    Striped Pipit, Anthus lineiventris
    Yellow-tufted Pipit, Anthus crenatus
    Mountain Pipit, Anthus hoeschi
    Jackson's Pipit, Anthus latistriatus
    Plain-backed Pipit, Anthus leucophrys
    Long-tailed Pipit, Anthus longicaudatus
    Richard's Pipit, Anthus richardi
    Buffy Pipit, Anthus vaalensis
    African Pipit, Anthus cinnamomeus
    Long-legged Pipit, Anthus pallidiventris
    Malindi Pipit, Anthus melindae
    Kimberley Pipit, Anthus pseudosimilis
    Tawny Pipit, Anthus campestris
    Long-billed Pipit, Anthus similis
    Woodland Pipit, Anthus nyassae
    Berthelot's Pipit, Anthus berthelotii
    Short-tailed Pipit, Anthus brachyurus
    Bush Pipit, Anthus caffer
    Sokoke Pipit, Anthus sokokensis
    Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis
    Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni
    Meadow Pipit, Anthus pratensis
    Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus
    Rock Pipit, Anthus petrosus
    Water Pipit, Anthus spinoletta
    American Pipit, Anthus rubescens


Order: Passeriformes Family: Campephagidae

  • White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina pectoralis
    Blue Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina azurea
    Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina caesia
    Grauer's Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina graueri
    Petit's Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga petiti
    Black Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga flava
    Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga phoenicea
    Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga quiscalina
    Ghana Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga lobata
    Oriole Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga oriolina


Order: Passeriformes Family: Pycnonotidae

  • Common Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus
    Black-fronted Bulbul, Pycnonotus nigricans
    Cape Bulbul, Pycnonotus capensis
    White-spectacled Bulbul, Pycnonotus xanthopygos
    Cameroon Mountain Greenbul, Andropadus montanus
    Shelley's Greenbul, Andropadus masukuensis
    Little Greenbul, Andropadus virens
    Grey Greenbul, Andropadus gracilis
    Ansorge's Greenbul, Andropadus ansorgei
    Plain Greenbul, Andropadus curvirostris
    Slender-billed Greenbul, Andropadus gracilirostris
    Sombre Greenbul, Andropadus importunus
    Yellow-whiskered Bulbul, Andropadus latirostris
    Western Mountain Greenbul, Andropadus tephrolaemus
    Eastern Mountain Greenbul, Andropadus nigriceps
    Stripe-cheeked Bulbul, Andropadus milanjensis
    Golden Greenbul, Calyptocichla serina
    Honeyguide Greenbul, Baeopogon indicator
    Sjostedt's Greenbul, Baeopogon clamans
    Spotted Greenbul, Ixonotus guttatus
    Simple Greenbul, Chlorocichla simplex
    Yellow-throated Greenbul, Chlorocichla flavicollis
    Yellow-necked Greenbul, Chlorocichla falkensteini
    Yellow-bellied Greenbul, Chlorocichla flaviventris
    Joyful Greenbul, Chlorocichla laetissima
    Prigogine's Greenbul, Chlorocichla prigoginei
    Swamp Greenbul, Thescelocichla leucopleura
    Leaf-love, Phyllastrephus scandens
    Cabanis' Greenbul, Phyllastrephus cabanisi
    Fischer's Greenbul, Phyllastrephus fischeri
    Terrestrial Brownbul, Phyllastrephus terrestris
    Northern Brownbul, Phyllastrephus strepitans
    Pale-olive Greenbul, Phyllastrephus fulviventris
    Grey-olive Greenbul, Phyllastrephus cerviniventris
    Baumann's Greenbul, Phyllastrephus baumanni
    Toro Olive Greenbul, Phyllastrephus hypochloris
    Cameroon Olive Greenbul, Phyllastrephus poensis
    Sassi's Greenbul, Phyllastrephus lorenzi
    Yellow-streaked Bulbul, Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
    Grey-headed Greenbul, Phyllastrephus poliocephalus
    Tiny Greenbul, Phyllastrephus debilis
    White-throated Greenbul, Phyllastrephus albigularis
    Icterine Greenbul, Phyllastrephus icterinus
    Liberian Greenbul, Phyllastrephus leucolepis
    Xavier's Greenbul, Phyllastrephus xavieri
    Common Bristlebill, Bleda syndactylus
    Green-tailed Bristlebill, Bleda eximius
    Lesser Bristlebill, Bleda notatus
    Grey-headed Bristlebill, Bleda canicapillus
    Yellow-spotted Nicator, Nicator chloris
    Eastern Nicator, Nicator gularis
    Yellow-throated Nicator, Nicator vireo
    Red-tailed Greenbul, Criniger calurus
    Western Bearded Greenbul, Criniger barbatus
    Eastern Bearded Greenbul, Criniger chloronotus
    Yellow-bearded Greenbul, Criniger olivaceus
    White-bearded Greenbul, Criniger ndussumensis
    Black-collared Bulbul, Neolestes torquatus


Order: Passeriformes Family: Regulidae

  • Goldcrest, Regulus regulus
    Canary Islands Kinglet, Regulus teneriffae
    Firecrest, Regulus ignicapilla


Order: Passeriformes Family: Bombycillidae

  • Bohemian Waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus


Order: Passeriformes Family: Hypocoliidae


Order: Passeriformes Family: Cinclidae

  • White-throated Dipper, Cinclus cinclus


Order: Passeriformes Family: Troglodytidae

  • Winter Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes


Order: Passeriformes Family: Prunellidae

  • Alpine Accentor, Prunella collaris
  • Dunnock, Prunella modularis


Order: Passeriformes Family: Turdidae

  • Rufous Flycatcher Thrush, Neocossyphus fraseri
    Finsch's Flycatcher Thrush, Neocossyphus finschii
    Red-tailed Ant Thrush, Neocossyphus rufus
    White-tailed Ant Thrush, Neocossyphus poensis
    Cape Rock Thrush, Monticola rupestris
    Sentinel Rock Thrush, Monticola explorator
    Short-toed Rock Thrush, Monticola brevipes
    Miombo Rock Thrush, Monticola angolensis
    Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Monticola saxatilis
    Little Rock Thrush, Monticola rufocinereus
    Blue Rock Thrush, Monticola solitarius
    Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Zoothera piaggiae
    Kivu Ground Thrush, Zoothera tanganjicae
    Crossley's Ground Thrush, Zoothera crossleyi
    Orange Ground Thrush, Zoothera gurneyi
    Black-eared Ground Thrush, Zoothera cameronensis
    Grey Ground Thrush, Zoothera princei
    Oberlaender's Ground Thrush, Zoothera oberlaenderi
    Spotted Ground Thrush, Zoothera guttata
    Groundscraper Thrush, Psophocichla litsipsirupa
    Olive Thrush, Turdus olivaceus
    Olivaceous Thrush, Turdus olivaceofuscus
    Kurrichane Thrush, Turdus libonyanus
    African Thrush, Turdus pelios
    African Bare-eyed Thrush, Turdus tephronotus
    Ring Ouzel, Turdus torquatus
    Eurasian Blackbird, Turdus merula
    Dark-throated Thrush, Turdus ruficollis
    Fieldfare, Turdus pilaris
    Redwing, Turdus iliacus
    Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos
    Mistle Thrush, Turdus viscivorus
    Brown-chested Alethe, Alethe poliocephala
    Red-throated Alethe, Alethe poliophrys
    Cholo Alethe, Alethe choloensis
    White-chested Alethe, Alethe fuelleborni
    Fire-crested Alethe, Alethe diademata

Cisticolas and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Cisticolidae

  • Red-faced Cisticola, Cisticola erythrops
    Singing Cisticola, Cisticola cantans
    Whistling Cisticola, Cisticola lateralis
    Chattering Cisticola, Cisticola anonymus
    Trilling Cisticola, Cisticola woosnami
    Bubbling Cisticola, Cisticola bulliens
    Chubb's Cisticola, Cisticola chubbi
    Hunter's Cisticola, Cisticola hunteri
    Black-lored Cisticola, Cisticola nigriloris
    Rock-loving Cisticola, Cisticola aberrans
    Boran Cisticola, Cisticola bodessa
    Rattling Cisticola, Cisticola chiniana
    Ashy Cisticola, Cisticola cinereolus
    Red-pate Cisticola, Cisticola ruficeps
    Dorst's Cisticola, Cisticola dorsti
    Grey Cisticola, Cisticola rufilatus
    Red-headed Cisticola, Cisticola subruficapilla
    Wailing Cisticola, Cisticola lais
    Tana River Cisticola, Cisticola restrictus
    Churring Cisticola, Cisticola njombe
    Winding Cisticola, Cisticola galactotes
    Chirping Cisticola, Cisticola pipiens
    Carruthers' Cisticola, Cisticola carruthersi
    Tinkling Cisticola, Cisticola tinniens
    Stout Cisticola, Cisticola robustus
    Croaking Cisticola, Cisticola natalensis
    Piping Cisticola, Cisticola fulvicapilla
    Aberdare Cisticola, Cisticola aberdare
    Tabora Cisticola, Cisticola angusticauda
    Slender-tailed Cisticola, Cisticola melanurus
    Siffling Cisticola, Cisticola brachypterus
    Rufous Cisticola, Cisticola rufus
    Foxy Cisticola, Cisticola troglodytes
    Tiny Cisticola, Cisticola nanus
    Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis
    Socotra Cisticola, Cisticola haesitatus
    Desert Cisticola, Cisticola aridulus
    Cloud Cisticola, Cisticola textrix
    Black-necked Cisticola, Cisticola eximius
    Cloud-scraping Cisticola, Cisticola dambo
    Pectoral-patch Cisticola, Cisticola brunnescens
    Pale-crowned Cisticola, Cisticola cinnamomeus
    Wing-snapping Cisticola, Cisticola ayresii
    Socotra Warbler, Incana incanus
    Streaked Scrub Warbler, Scotocerca inquieta
    Graceful Prinia, Prinia gracilis
    Tawny-flanked Prinia, Prinia subflava
    Pale Prinia, Prinia somalica
    River Prinia, Prinia fluviatilis
    Black-chested Prinia, Prinia flavicans
    Karoo Prinia, Prinia maculosa
    Drakensberg Prinia, Prinia hypoxantha
    Namaqua Prinia, Prinia substriata
    Sao Tome Prinia, Prinia molleri
    Roberts' Prinia, Prinia robertsi
    Banded Prinia, Prinia bairdii
    Red-winged Prinia, Prinia erythroptera
    Sierra Leone Prinia, Schistolais leontica
    White-chinned Prinia, Schistolais leucopogon
    Rufous-eared Warbler, Malcorus pectoralis
    Red-winged Grey Warbler, Drymocichla incana
    Green Longtail, Urolais epichlorus
    Cricket Longtail, Spiloptila clamans
    Black-collared Apalis, Apalis pulchra
    Ruwenzori Apalis, Apalis ruwenzorii
    Bar-throated Apalis, Apalis thoracica
    Black-capped Apalis, Apalis nigriceps
    Black-throated Apalis, Apalis jacksoni
    White-winged Apalis, Apalis chariessa
    Masked Apalis, Apalis binotata
    Black-faced Apalis, Apalis personata
    Yellow-breasted Apalis, Apalis flavida
    Rudd's Apalis, Apalis ruddi
    Sharpe's Apalis, Apalis sharpii
    Buff-throated Apalis, Apalis rufogularis
    Bamenda Apalis, Apalis bamendae
    Gosling's Apalis, Apalis goslingi
    Chestnut-throated Apalis, Apalis porphyrolaema
    Chapin's Apalis, Apalis chapini
    Black-headed Apalis, Apalis melanocephala
    Chirinda Apalis, Apalis chirindensis
    Grey Apalis, Apalis cinerea
    Brown-headed Apalis, Apalis alticola
    Karamoja Apalis, Apalis karamojae
    Red-fronted Warbler, Urorhipis rufifrons
    Oriole Warbler, Hypergerus atriceps
    Grey-capped Warbler, Eminia lepida
    Green-backed Camaroptera, Camaroptera brachyura
    Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Camaroptera superciliaris
    Olive-green Camaroptera, Camaroptera chloronota
    Miombo Wren Warbler, Calamonastes undosus
    Grey Wren Warbler, Calamonastes simplex
    Barred Wren Warbler, Calamonastes fasciolatus
    Kopje Warbler, Euryptila subcinnamomea

Old World warblers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae

  • Cetti's Warbler, Cettia cetti
    African Bush Warbler, Bradypterus baboecala
    Ja River Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus grandis
    White-winged Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus carpalis
    Grauer's Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus graueri
    Bamboo Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus alfredi
    Knysna Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus sylvaticus
    Cameroon Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus lopezi
    African Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus barratti
    Bangwa Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus bangwaensis
    Cinnamon Bracken Warbler, Bradypterus cinnamomeus
    Victorin's Scrub Warbler, Bradypterus victorini
    Black-capped Rufous Warbler, Bathmocercus cerviniventris
    Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Bathmocercus rufus
    Mrs. Moreau's Warbler, Sceptomycter winifredae
    Moustached Grass Warbler, Melocichla mentalis
    Cape Grassbird, Sphenoeacus afer
    Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella naevia
    Eurasian River Warbler, Locustella fluviatilis
    Savi's Warbler, Locustella luscinioides
    Moustached Warbler, Acrocephalus melanopogon
    Aquatic Warbler, Acrocephalus paludicola
    Sedge Warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
    Eurasian Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus
    African Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus baeticatus
    Marsh Warbler, Acrocephalus palustris
    Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus
    Clamorous Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus stentoreus
    Basra Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus griseldis
    Greater Swamp Warbler, Acrocephalus rufescens
    Lesser Swamp Warbler, Acrocephalus gracilirostris
    Thick-billed Warbler, Acrocephalus aedon
    Booted Warbler, Hippolais caligata
    Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida
    Western Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais opaca
    Upcher's Warbler, Hippolais languida
    Olive-tree Warbler, Hippolais olivetorum
    Melodious Warbler, Hippolais polyglotta
    Icterine Warbler, Hippolais icterina
    African Yellow Warbler, Chloropeta natalensis
    Mountain Yellow Warbler, Chloropeta similis
    Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Chloropeta gracilirostris
    Buff-bellied Warbler, Phyllolais pulchella
    African Tailorbird, Orthotomus metopias
    Long-billed Tailorbird, Orthotomus moreaui
    White-tailed Warbler, Poliolais lopezi
    Grauer's Warbler, Graueria vittata
    Salvadori's Eremomela, Eremomela salvadorii
    Yellow-vented Eremomela, Eremomela flavicrissalis
    Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Eremomela icteropygialis
    Senegal Eremomela, Eremomela pusilla
    Green-backed Eremomela, Eremomela canescens
    Greencap Eremomela, Eremomela scotops
    Yellow-rumped Eremomela, Eremomela gregalis
    Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Eremomela badiceps
    Turner's Eremomela, Eremomela turneri
    Black-necked Eremomela, Eremomela atricollis
    Burnt-neck Eremomela, Eremomela usticollis
    Green Crombec, Sylvietta virens
    Lemon-bellied Crombec, Sylvietta denti
    White-browed Crombec, Sylvietta leucophrys
    Northern Crombec, Sylvietta brachyura
    Short-billed Crombec, Sylvietta philippae
    Red-capped Crombec, Sylvietta ruficapilla
    Red-faced Crombec, Sylvietta whytii
    Somali Crombec, Sylvietta isabellina
    Cape Crombec, Sylvietta rufescens
    Neumann's Warbler, Hemitesia neumanni
    Kemp's Longbill, Macrosphenus kempi
    Yellow Longbill, Macrosphenus flavicans
    Grey Longbill, Macrosphenus concolor
    Pulitzer's Longbill, Macrosphenus pulitzeri
    Kretschmer's Longbill, Macrosphenus kretschmeri
    Bocage's Longbill or São Tomé Short-tail, Amaurocichla bocagei
    Green Hylia, Hylia prasina
    Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Phylloscopus laetus
    Laura's Wood Warbler, Phylloscopus laurae
    Yellow-throated Wood Warbler, Phylloscopus ruficapilla
    Uganda Wood Warbler, Phylloscopus budongoensis
    Brown Woodland Warbler, Phylloscopus umbrovirens
    Black-capped Woodland Warbler, Phylloscopus herberti
    Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus
    Canary Islands Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus canariensis
    Common Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita
    Iberian Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus ibericus
    Western Bonelli's Warbler, Phylloscopus bonelli
    Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Phylloscopus orientalis
    Wood Warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix
    Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus
    Lemon-rumped Warbler, Phylloscopus proregulus
    Yellow-browed Warbler, Phylloscopus inornatus
    Hume's Warbler, Phylloscopus humei
    Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Hyliota flavigaster
    Southern Hyliota, Hyliota australis
    Usambara Hyliota, Hyliota usambarae
    Violet-backed Hyliota, Hyliota violacea
    Fan-tailed Grassbird, Schoenicola brevirostris
    Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla
    Garden Warbler, Sylvia borin
    Greater Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
    Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca
    Asian Desert Warbler, Sylvia nana
    African Desert Warbler, Sylvia deserti
    Barred Warbler, Sylvia nisoria
    Western Orphean Warbler, Sylvia hortensis
    Eastern Orphean Warbler, Sylvia crassirostris
    Red Sea Warbler, Sylvia leucomelaena
    Rueppell's Warbler, Sylvia rueppelli
    Subalpine Warbler, Sylvia cantillans
    Sardinian Warbler, Sylvia melanocephala
    Cyprus Warbler, Sylvia melanothorax
    Menetries' Warbler, Sylvia mystacea
    Spectacled Warbler, Sylvia conspicillata
    Tristram's Warbler, Sylvia deserticola
    Dartford Warbler, Sylvia undata
    Marmora's Warbler, Sylvia sarda
    Layard's Warbler, Parisoma layardi
    Rufous-vented Warbler, Parisoma subcaeruleum
    Brown Warbler, Parisoma lugens
    Banded Warbler, Parisoma boehmi

Old World flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Muscicapidae

  • Silverbird, Empidornis semipartitus
    Pale Flycatcher, Bradornis pallidus
    Chat Flycatcher, Bradornis infuscatus
    Mariqua Flycatcher, Bradornis mariquensis
    African Grey Flycatcher, Bradornis microrhynchus
    Angola Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis brunneus
    White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis fischeri
    Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis chocolatinus
    Northern Black Flycatcher, Melaenornis edolioides
    Southern Black Flycatcher, Melaenornis pammelaina
    Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Melaenornis ardesiacus
    Nimba Flycatcher, Melaenornis annamarulae
    African Forest Flycatcher, Fraseria ocreata
    White-browed Forest Flycatcher, Fraseria cinerascens
    Fiscal Flycatcher, Sigelus silens
    Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata
    Gambaga Flycatcher, Muscicapa gambagae
    Ussher's Flycatcher, Muscicapa ussheri
    Sooty Flycatcher, Muscicapa infuscata
    Boehm's Flycatcher, Muscicapa boehmi
    Swamp Flycatcher, Muscicapa aquatica
    Olivaceous Flycatcher, Muscicapa olivascens
    Chapin's Flycatcher, Muscicapa lendu
    African Dusky Flycatcher, Muscicapa adusta
    Little Grey Flycatcher, Muscicapa epulata
    Yellow-footed Flycatcher, Muscicapa sethsmithi
    Dusky-blue Flycatcher, Muscicapa comitata
    Tessmann's Flycatcher, Muscicapa tessmanni
    Cassin's Flycatcher, Muscicapa cassini
    Ashy Flycatcher, Muscicapa caerulescens
    Grey-throated Tit Flycatcher, Myioparus griseigularis
    Grey Tit Flycatcher, Myioparus plumbeus
    Fairy Flycatcher, Stenostira scita
    European Pied Flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca
    Atlas Flycatcher, Ficedula speculigera
    Collared Flycatcher, Ficedula albicollis
    Semicollared Flycatcher, Ficedula semitorquata
    Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva
    Taiga Flycatcher, Ficedula albicilla
    Dohrn's Flycatcher, Horizorhinus dohrni
    White-starred Robin, Pogonocichla stellata
    Swynnerton's Robin, Swynnertonia swynnertoni
    Forest Robin, Stiphrornis erythrothorax
    Bocage's Akalat, Sheppardia bocagei
    Lowland Akalat, Sheppardia cyornithopsis
    Equatorial Akalat, Sheppardia aequatorialis
    Sharpe's Akalat, Sheppardia sharpei
    East Coast Akalat, Sheppardia gunningi
    Gabela Akalat, Sheppardia gabela
    Usambara Akalat, Sheppardia montana
    Iringa Akalat, Sheppardia lowei
    Rubeho Akalat, Sheppardia aurantiithorax
    European Robin, Erithacus rubecula
    Thrush Nightingale, Luscinia luscinia
    Common Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos
    Siberian Rubythroat, Luscinia calliope
    Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica
    White-throated Robin, Irania gutturalis
    White-bellied Robin Chat, Cossyphicula roberti
    Mountain Robin Chat, Cossypha isabellae
    Archer's Robin Chat, Cossypha archeri
    Olive-flanked Robin Chat, Cossypha anomala
    Cape Robin Chat, Cossypha caffra
    White-throated Robin Chat, Cossypha humeralis
    Blue-shouldered Robin Chat, Cossypha cyanocampter
    Grey-winged Robin Chat, Cossypha polioptera
    Rueppell's Robin Chat, Cossypha semirufa
    White-browed Robin Chat, Cossypha heuglini
    Red-capped Robin Chat, Cossypha natalensis
    Chorister Robin Chat, Cossypha dichroa
    White-headed Robin Chat, Cossypha heinrichi
    Snowy-crowned Robin Chat, Cossypha niveicapilla
    White-crowned Robin Chat, Cossypha albicapilla
    Angola Cave Chat, Xenocopsychus ansorgei
    Collared Palm Thrush, Cichladusa arquata
    Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush, Cichladusa ruficauda
    Spotted Morning Thrush, Cichladusa guttata
    Forest Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas leucosticta
    Bearded Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
    Miombo Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas barbata
    Brown Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas signata