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This checklist includes all bird species found in Zambia , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Zambia [map]
Number of species: 841
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 23
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
See also: http://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaNear-threatened
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
South African ShelduckTadorna canaRare/Accidental
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Cape TealAnas capensis
Red-billed TealAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acuta
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
African Pygmy GooseNettapus auritus

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Blue QuailSynoicus adansonii
Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus
Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensis
Hildebrandt's FrancolinPternistis hildebrandti
Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis afer
Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaena
Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coqui
White-throated FrancolinPeliperdix albogularis
Red-winged FrancolinScleroptila levaillantii
Shelley's FrancolinScleroptila shelleyi

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorNear-threatened

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Speckled PigeonColumba guineaRare/Accidental
Afep PigeonColumba unicincta
African Olive PigeonColumba arquatrix
Eastern Bronze-naped PigeonColumba delegorguei
Western Bronze-naped PigeonColumba iriditorques
Lemon DoveAplopelia larvata
Dusky Turtle DoveStreptopelia lugens
Mourning Collared DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Emerald-spotted Wood DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Blue-spotted Wood DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus
Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Mozambique NightjarCaprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled Spinetailed SwiftTelacanthura ussheri
Böhm's Spinetailed SwiftNeafrapus boehmi
Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Mottled SwiftTachymarptis aequatorialis
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Horus SwiftApus horus
Little SwiftApus affinis
African SwiftApus barbatus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
African Black CoucalCentropus grillii
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Olive Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx olivinus
Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanus
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatusRare/Accidental
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalusRare/Accidental
Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
African CrakeCrex egregia
CorncrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra
Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
Chestnut-headed FlufftailSarothrura lugens
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmi
Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis
White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresiRare/Accidental Critically endangered

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Grey Crowned CraneBalearica regulorumEndangered
Wattled CraneGrus carunculataVulnerable

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
Kori BustardArdeotis koriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Denham's BustardArdeotis denhamiNear-threatened
Red-crested BustardLophotis ruficrista
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatus
Grey Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor
Purple-crested TuracoGallirex porphyreolophus
Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowi
Ross's TuracoTauraco rossae

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
European White StorkCiconia ciconia
Saddle-bill StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Balaenicipitidae

ShoebillBalaeniceps rexVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
White-backed Night HeronGorsachius leuconotus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Madagascar Pond HeronArdeola idaeEndangered
Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigulaVulnerable
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
Forbes's PloverCharadrius forbesi
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Brown-chested LapwingVanellus superciliosusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus
Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Black-rumped ButtonquailTurnix hottentottus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Double-banded CourserRhinoptilus africanus
Heuglin's CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniNear-threatened
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisNear-threatened
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusVulnerable

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo HawkAviceda cuculoides
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusNear-threatened
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Southern Banded Snake EagleCircaetus fasciolatusNear-threatened
Western Banded Snake EagleCircaetus cinerascens
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisCritically endangered
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusCritically endangered
Cape VultureGyps coprotheresEndangered
Rüppell's VultureGyps rueppelliRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosEndangered
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusNear-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusVulnerable
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisEndangered
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting GoshawkMelierax metabates
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Rufous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Augur BuzzardButeo augur
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilusNear-threatened
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass OwlTyto capensis
Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Marsh OwlAsio capensis
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
Cape Eagle OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing OwlScotopelia peli

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina
Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Ground HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriVulnerable
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Bradfield's HornbillTockus bradfieldi
Pale-billed HornbillTockus pallidirostris
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator
Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneybirdProdotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's HoneybirdProdotiscus regulus
Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus
Least HoneyguideIndicator exilis
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Rufous-breasted WryneckJynx ruficollis
Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosa
Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroli
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Stierling's WoodpeckerDendropicos stierlingiNear-threatened
Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
Olive WoodpeckerMesopicos griseocephalus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotis
Whyte's BarbetStactolaema whytii
Anchieta's BarbetStactolaema anchietae
Moustached Green TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Miombo Pied BarbetTricholaema frontata
Acacia Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa
Chaplin's BarbetLybius chapliniEndemic Vulnerable
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus
Black-backed BarbetPogonornis minor

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollisRare/Accidental
Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicusRare/Accidental
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides
Olive Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Böhm's Bee-eaterMerops boehmi
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatus
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Racquet-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatus
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
European RollerCoracias garrulus
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
White-bellied KingfisherCorythornis leucogaster
African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachys
Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquata
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
Mangrove KingfisherHalcyon senegaloidesRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Grey KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoni
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Sooty FalconFalco concolorNear-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Taita FalconFalco fasciinuchaVulnerable

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Brown ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
Brown-headed ParrotPoicephalus cryptoxanthus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Nyasa LovebirdAgapornis lilianaeNear-threatened
Black-cheeked LovebirdAgapornis nigrigenisVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-breasted CuckooshrikeCeblepyris pectoralis
Grey CuckooshrikeCeblepyris caesius
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava
Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoenicea
Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Margaret's BatisBatis margaritae
Cape BatisBatis capensis
Woodwards' BatisBatis fratrum
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
East Coast BatisBatis soror
Chestnut Wattle-eyeDyaphorophyia castanea
Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's Helmet-shrikePrionops retzii
Chestnut-fronted Helmet-shrikePrionops scopifrons
Red-eyed Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusRare/Accidental
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Blackcap Bush-shrikeBocagia minuta
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
BrubruNilaus afer
Black-fronted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus nigrifrons
Olive Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus olivaceus
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Fülleborn's BoubouLaniarius fuelleborni
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Swamp BoubouLaniarius bicolor
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus
Gorgeous Bush-shrikeTelophorus viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Magpie ShrikeUrolestes melanoleucus
White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens
Souza's ShrikeLanius souzae
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Blue-mantled Paradise-flycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Gurney's SugarbirdPromerops gurneyi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Plain-backed SunbirdAnthreptes reichenowiNear-threatened
Anchieta's SunbirdAnthreptes anchietae
Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Bannerman's SunbirdCyanomitra bannermani
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescens
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Bronzy SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Scarlet-tufted SunbirdNectarinia johnstoni
Miombo Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris manoensis
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Ruwenzori Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris stuhlmanni
Ludwig's Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris ludovicensis
Forest Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris fuelleborni
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Shelley's SunbirdCinnyris shelleyi
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieri
Oustalet's SunbirdCinnyris oustaleti
White-bellied SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Bates's SunbirdCinnyris batesi
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo WeaverBubalornis niger
White-browed Sparrow WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Chestnut-mantled Sparrow WeaverPlocepasser rufoscapulatus
Scaly-fronted WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons
Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalis
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Hartlaub's WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubi
Montane WidowbirdEuplectes psammacromius
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
Bertram's WeaverPloceus bertrandi
Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Bocage's WeaverPloceus temporalis
Holub's WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked WeaverPloceus velatus
Katanga Masked WeaverPloceus katangae
Tanzanian Masked WeaverPloceus reichardiRare/Accidental
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
Compact WeaverPloceus superciliosusRare/Accidental
Dark-backed WeaverPloceus bicolor
Olive-headed WeaverPloceus olivaceicepsNear-threatened
Bar-winged WeaverPloceus angolensis
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidula
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Blue-breasted Cordon-bleuUraeginthus angolensis
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleuUraeginthus bengalus
Black-bellied SeedcrackerPyrenestes ostrinus
Grey WaxbillEstrilda perreini
Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopygaRare/Accidental
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Red-faced Crimson-wingCryptospiza reichenovii
Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Cut-throat FinchAmadina fasciata
Black-chinned QuailfinchOrtygospiza gabonensis
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Locust FinchPaludipasser locustella
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Eastern Paradise WhydahVidua paradisaea
Broad-tailed Paradise WhydahVidua obtusa
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia
Peters's Twinspot IndigobirdVidua codringtoni
Dusky IndigobirdVidua funerea
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
Northern Grey-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Southern Grey-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnoris superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Short-tailed PipitAnthus brachyurus
Bushveld PipitAnthus caffer
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschi
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Woodland PipitAnthus nyassae
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Fülleborn's LongclawMacronyx fuelleborni
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Rosy-breasted LongclawMacronyx ameliae
Grimwood's LongclawMacronyx grimwoodiData deficient
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellusRare/Accidental
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Southern CitrilCrithagra hyposticta
Western CitrilCrithagra frontalis
Black-faced CanaryCrithagra capistrata
Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Lemon-breasted CanaryCrithagra citrinipectus
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventrisRare/Accidental
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Reichard's CanaryCrithagra reichardi
Streaky-headed CanaryCrithagra gularis
Black-eared CanaryCrithagra mennelli
Streaky CanaryCrithagra striolata
Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis's BuntingFringillaria cabanisi
Golden-breasted BuntingFringillaria flaviventris
Cape BuntingFringillaria capensis
Lark-like BuntingFringillaria impetuaniRare/Accidental
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster
Southern HyliotaHyliota australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Fairy-flycatcherStenostira scitaRare/Accidental
White-tipped Crested-flycatcherElminia albonotata
Blue-and-white Crested-flycatcherElminia albicauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
Southern Black TitMelaniparus niger
Northern Black TitMelaniparus leucomelas
Miombo TitMelaniparus griseiventris
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Grey Penduline TitAnthoscopus caroli
Cape Penduline TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Western NicatorNicator chloris
Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricans
Chestnut-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix leucotis
Fischer's Sparrow LarkEremopterix leucopareia
Grey-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix verticalis
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-coloured LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Angolan LarkMirafra angolensis
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Melodious LarkMirafra chenianaNear-threatened
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Red-capped CrombecSylvietta ruficapilla
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer
Moustached Grass WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Green-capped EremomelaEremomela scotops
Burnt-necked EremomelaEremomela usticollis
Black-necked EremomelaEremomela atricollis
White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogon
Moreau's Forest WarblerArtisornis moreaui
Briar WarblerOreophilais robertsi
Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
Chirinda ApalisApalis chirindensis
Chapin's ApalisApalis chapini
Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularis
Grey ApalisApalis cinerea
Miombo Wren WarblerCalamonastes undosus
Barred Wren WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralis
Trilling CisticolaCisticola woosnami
Black-lored CisticolaCisticola nigriloris
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Churring CisticolaCisticola njombe
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Stout CisticolaCisticola robustus
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Short-winged CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Rufous CisticolaCisticola rufus
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Long-tailed CisticolaCisticola angusticauda
Black-tailed CisticolaCisticola melanurusData deficient
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix
Dambo CisticolaCisticola dambo
Pale-crowned CisticolaCisticola cinnamomeus
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythroptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia
Fan-tailed GrassbirdSchoenicola brevirostris
Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecala
White-winged Swamp WarblerBradypterus carpalisRare/Accidental
Barratt's WarblerBradypterus barratti
Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi
Bracken WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
Bamboo WarblerBradypterus alfredi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Papyrus Yellow WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostris
Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Dark-capped Yellow WarblerIduna natalensis
Mountain Yellow WarblerIduna similis
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Grey-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
White-headed Saw-wingPsalidoprocne albiceps
Black Saw-wingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-throated SwallowPetrochelidon rufigula
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spilodera
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullata
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Black-and-rufous SwallowHirundo nigrorufa
Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaeruleaVulnerable
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
White-bibbed SwallowHirundo nigrita
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Angolan SwallowHirundo angolensis
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Black-collared BulbulNeolestes torquatus
Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylus
Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicator
Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissima
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Stripe-cheeked GreenbulArizelocichla milanjensis
Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
Southern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla fusciceps
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Grey-olive GreenbulPhyllastrephus cerviniventris
Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Laura's Woodland WarblerSeicercus laurae
Yellow-throated Woodland WarblerSeicercus ruficapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Livingstone's Flycatcher WarblerErythrocercus livingstonei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcoerulea
Brown ParisomaCurruca lugens
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Spotted Thrush BabblerIlladopsis turdina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii
Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubii
Southern Pied BabblerTurdoides bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

African SalpornisSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisRare/Accidental
Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostris
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
Babbling StarlingNeocichla gutturalis
Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpiiRare/Accidental
Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis
Meves's Long-tailed StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Splendid Glossy StarlingLamprotornis splendidus
Sharp-tailed StarlingLamprotornis acuticaudus
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corusca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Eastern Bearded Scrub RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Miombo Bearded Scrub RobinCercotrichas barbata
Kalahari Scrub RobinCercotrichas paena
White-browed Scrub RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
Cassin's FlycatcherMuscicapa cassini
African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Sooty FlycatcherMuscicapa infuscata
Böhm's FlycatcherMuscicapa boehmi
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
African Grey FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
White-eyed Slaty FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Olive-flanked Robin ChatCossypha anomala
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
White-throated Robin ChatCossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin ChatCossypha natalensis
White-chested AletheChamaetylas fuelleborni
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Swynnerton's RobinSwynnertonia swynnertoniVulnerable
Collared Palm ThrushCichladusa arquata
Bocage's AkalatSheppardia bocagei
Sharpe's AkalatSheppardia sharpei
Grey-winged AkalatSheppardia polioptera
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Miombo Rock ThrushMonticola angolensis
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigra
Southern Anteater ChatMyrmecocichla formicivoraRare/Accidental
Arnott's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaRare/Accidental
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Mocking Cliff ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Rufous Flycatcher ThrushStizorhina fraseri
Orange ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Ethiopian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
African ThrushTurdus pelios

 

References (partial list)

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