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Benin

This checklist includes all bird species found in Benin , 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 Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). 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: Benin
Number of species: 639
Number of globally threatened species: 12
Number of introduced species: 3

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Hartlaub's DuckPteronetta hartlaubii
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Stone PartridgePtilopachus petrosus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

White-throated FrancolinFrancolinus albogularis
Ahanta FrancolinFrancolinus ahantensis
Double-spurred FrancolinFrancolinus bicalcaratus
Blue QuailCoturnix adansonii

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Cape GannetMorus capensisVulnerable

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
White-crested BitternTigriornis leucolopha
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusVulnerable

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocourii
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisVulnerable
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotus
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusEndangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusEndangered
Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelliiEndangered
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusNear-threatened
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Beaudouin's Snake-EagleCircaetus beaudouiniVulnerable
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned Hawk-EagleStephanoaetus coronatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusNear-threatened
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRare/Accidental
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Cassin's Hawk-EagleAquila africanaRare/Accidental
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Grasshopper BuzzardButastur rufipennis
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Red-chested GoshawkAccipiter toussenelii
ShikraAccipiter badius
Red-thighed SparrowhawkAccipiter erythropus
Ovampo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Long-tailed HawkUrotriorchis macrourusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralis

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Stanley BustardNeotis denhamiNear-threatened
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
Savile's BustardEupodotis savileiRare/Accidental
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrecopsis egregia
Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensis
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianidae

Egyptian PloverPluvianus aegyptius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Spur-winged PloverVanellus spinosus
Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Brown-chested LapwingVanellus superciliosus
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Forbes's PloverCharadrius forbesi
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Quail-ploverOrtyxelos meiffrenii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis
Gray PratincoleGlareola cinerea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Damara TernSternula balaenarumNear-threatened
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisNear-threatened

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Four-banded SandgrousePterocles quadricinctus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Bronze-naped PigeonColumba iriditorques
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogrisea
Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Vinaceous DoveStreptopelia vinacea
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Black-billed Wood-DoveTurtur abyssinicus
Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
Bruce's Green-PigeonTreron waalia
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae

Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristata
Guinea TuracoTauraco persa
Violet TuracoMusophaga violacea
Western Plantain-eaterCrinifer piscator

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascens
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
Akun Eagle-OwlBubo leucostictus
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
Vermiculated Fishing-OwlScotopelia bouvieri
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennis
Black-shouldered NightjarCaprimulgus nigriscapularis
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatus
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Long-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus climacurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheri
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
African SwiftApus barbatusRare/Accidental
Little SwiftApus affinis
Horus SwiftApus horus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusRare/Accidental

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachys
Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
White-bellied KingfisherCorythornis leucogaster
African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximus
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Red-throated Bee-eaterMerops bulocki
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Rosy Bee-eaterMerops malimbicus
Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened
Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicus
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Blue-bellied RollerCoracias cyanogaster
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus
Blue-throated RollerEurystomus gularis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
White-headed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus bollei
Black Scimitar-billRhinopomastus aterrimus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

White-crested HornbillTockus albocristatus
Black Dwarf HornbillTockus hartlaubi
Red-billed Dwarf HornbillTockus camurus
Western Red-billed HornbillTockus kempi
Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
African Pied HornbillTockus fasciatus
African Gray HornbillTockus nasutus
Piping HornbillCeratogymna fistulator
Black-and-white-casqued HornbillCeratogymna subcylindrica
Brown-cheeked HornbillCeratogymna cylindricaVulnerable
White-thighed HornbillCeratogymna albotibialis
Yellow-casqued HornbillCeratogymna elataVulnerable

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Abyssinian Ground-HornbillBucorvus abyssinicus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratus
Bristle-nosed BarbetGymnobucco peli
Naked-faced BarbetGymnobucco calvus
Speckled TinkerbirdPogoniulus scolopaceus
Red-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus atroflavus
Yellow-throated TinkerbirdPogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsuta
Vieillot's BarbetLybius vieilloti
Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatus
Bearded BarbetLybius dubius

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignis
Willcocks's HoneyguideIndicator willcocksi
Least HoneyguideIndicator exilis
Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostris
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Spotted HoneyguideIndicator maculatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquillaRare/Accidental
Fine-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera punctuligera
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosa
Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroli
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Fire-bellied WoodpeckerDendropicos pyrrhogaster
Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos goertae
Brown-backed WoodpeckerDendropicos obsoletus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Fox KestrelFalco alopex
Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri
Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullarius
Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusIntroduced species
Senegal ParrotPoicephalus senegalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea
Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castanea
Red-cheeked Wattle-eyePlatysteira blissetti
Senegal BatisBatis senegalensis
Fernando Po BatisBatis poensis
West African BatisBatis occulta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Red-billed HelmetshrikePrionops caniceps
African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatus
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Large-billed PuffbackDryoscopus sabini
Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Common GonolekLaniarius barbarus
Sooty BoubouLaniarius leucorhynchus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Many-colored BushshrikeTelophorus multicolor
Fiery-breasted BushshrikeMalaconotus cruentus
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoenicea
Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Emin's ShrikeLanius gubernator
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Yellow-billed ShrikeCorvinella corvina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus
Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchus
Black-winged OrioleOriolus nigripennis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Shining DrongoDicrurus atripennis
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled DrongoDicrurus modestus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Blue-headed Crested-FlycatcherTrochocercus nitens
Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventer
African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

PiapiacPtilostomus afer
House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Yellow-spotted NicatorNicator chloris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Singing BushlarkMirafra cantillans
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Rufous-rumped LarkPinarocorys erythropygia
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Sun LarkGalerida modesta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Banded MartinRiparia cincta
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucida
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
White-throated Blue SwallowHirundo nigrita
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Pied-winged SwallowHirundo leucosoma
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Preuss's SwallowPetrochelidon preussi
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Fanti SawwingPsalidoprocne obscura
Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Blue-FlycatcherElminia longicauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-shouldered Black-TitMelaniparus guineensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Yellow Penduline-TitAnthoscopus parvulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

African Spotted-CreeperSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
Common BristlebillBleda syndactylus
Gray-headed BristlebillBleda canicapillus
Simple GreenbulChlorocichla simplex
Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicator
Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
Swamp GreenbulThescelocichla leucopleura
Red-tailed GreenbulCriniger calurus
Western Bearded-GreenbulCriniger barbatus
Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostris
Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Leaf-lovePhyllastrephus scandens
Baumann's GreenbulPhyllastrephus baumanni
White-throated GreenbulPhyllastrephus albigularis
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Green CrombecSylvietta virens
Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura
Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis
Kemp's LongbillMacrosphenus kempi
Gray LongbillMacrosphenus concolor
Green HyliaHylia prasina
Tit-hyliaPholidornis rushiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Western Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus bonelli
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Western Olivaceous WarblerIduna opaca
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Greater Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Black-capped ApalisApalis nigriceps
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Sharpe's ApalisApalis sharpii
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Yellow-browed CamaropteraCamaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronota
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralis
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Dorst's CisticolaCisticola guineaRare/Accidental
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Rufous CisticolaCisticola rufus
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Black-necked CisticolaCisticola eximius
Oriole WarblerHypergerus atriceps
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythroptera
Senegal EremomelaEremomela pusilla
Rufous-crowned EremomelaEremomela badiceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescens
Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennis
Blackcap IlladopsisIlladopsis cleaveri
Rufous-winged IlladopsisIlladopsis rufescensNear-threatened
Puvel's IlladopsisIlladopsis puveli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Blackcap BabblerTurdoides reinwardtii
Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus
Capuchin BabblerTurdoides atripennis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed HyliotaHyliota violacea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioides
African Forest-FlycatcherFraseria ocreata
White-browed Forest-FlycatcherFraseria cinerascens
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagae
Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
Dusky-blue FlycatcherMuscicapa comitata
Tessmann's FlycatcherMuscicapa tessmanniData deficient
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Gray Tit-FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha albicapilla
Forest RobinStiphrornis erythrothorax
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
White-fronted Black-ChatMyrmecocichla albifrons
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Heuglin's WheatearOenanthe heuglini

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Finsch's Flycatcher-ThrushNeocossyphus finschii
White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensis
African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Greater Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Bronze-tailed Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalcurus
Splendid Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis splendidus
Purple Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis purpureus
Long-tailed Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis caudatus
Chestnut-bellied StarlingLamprotornis pulcher
Purple-headed Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis purpureiceps
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Chestnut-winged StarlingOnychognathus fulgidus
Neumann's StarlingOnychognathus neumanni
Narrow-tailed StarlingPoeoptera lugubris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Scarlet-tufted SunbirdDeleornis fraseri
Mouse-brown SunbirdAnthreptes gabonicusRare/Accidental
Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Little Green SunbirdAnthreptes seimundi
Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostris
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Pygmy SunbirdHedydipna platura
Reichenbach's SunbirdAnabathmis reichenbachiiRare/Accidental
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Western Olive SunbirdCyanomitra obscura
Buff-throated SunbirdChalcomitra adelberti
Carmelite SunbirdChalcomitra fuliginosa
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius
Tiny SunbirdCinnyris minullus
Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
Splendid SunbirdCinnyris coccinigastrus
Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare/Accidental
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Brown-rumped BuntingEmberiza affinis
Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

White-rumped SeedeaterSerinus leucopygius
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus
Streaky-headed SeedeaterSerinus gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Bush PetroniaPetronia dentata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostris
Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalis
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser superciliosus
Red-vented MalimbeMalimbus scutatus
Gray's MalimbeMalimbus nitens
Crested MalimbeMalimbus malimbicus
Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollis
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Little WeaverPloceus luteolus
Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
Orange WeaverPloceus aurantius
Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
Heuglin's Masked-WeaverPloceus heuglini
Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
Yellow-mantled WeaverPloceus tricolor
Maxwell's Black WeaverPloceus albinucha
Preuss's WeaverPloceus preussi
Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosus
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Orange BishopEuplectes franciscanus
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Yellow-shouldered WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillarisRare/Accidental
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Pale-fronted NigritaNigrita luteifrons
Gray-headed NigritaNigrita canicapillus
Chestnut-breasted NigritaNigrita bicolor
White-breasted NigritaNigrita fusconotus
Gray-headed OlivebackNesocharis capistrata
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Lavender WaxbillEstrilda caerulescens
Anambra WaxbillEstrilda poliopareiaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytes
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Western BluebillSpermophaga haematina
Black-bellied SeedcrackerPyrenestes ostrinus
Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
Dybowski's TwinspotEuschistospiza dybowskii
Red-winged PytiliaPytilia phoenicoptera
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaRare/Accidental
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopicta
Black-faced FirefinchLagonosticta larvata
Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta rara
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
Black-faced QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides
African SilverbillEuodice cantans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Northern Paradise-WhydahVidua orientalis
Long-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua interjecta
Togo Paradise-WhydahVidua togoensisRare/Accidental
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Pale-winged IndigobirdVidua wilsoni
Jambandu IndigobirdVidua raricola
Baka IndigobirdVidua larvaticola
Cameroon IndigobirdVidua camerunensis
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 

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