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Djibouti

This checklist includes all bird species found in Djibouti , 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: Djibouti
Number of species: 348
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 12
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2012-02-12
See also: http://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Cape TealAnas capensisRare/Accidental
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalmaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Djibouti FrancolinFrancolinus ochropectusEndemic Critically endangered
Yellow-necked FrancolinFrancolinus leucoscepus
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Persian ShearwaterPuffinus persicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Socotra CormorantPhalacrocorax nigrogularisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocourii
LammergeierGypaetus barbatusRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisVulnerable
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotus
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusEndangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusEndangered
Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelliiEndangered
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvusRare/Accidental
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusNear-threatened
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterus
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Arabian BustardArdeotis arabsNear-threatened
Heuglin's BustardNeotis heuglinii

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Indian Thick-kneeBurhinus indicus
Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensis
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Spur-winged PloverVanellus spinosus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor
Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusRare/Accidental
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
White-eyed GullIchthyaetus leucophthalmusNear-threatened
Sooty GullIchthyaetus hemprichii
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Armenian GullLarus armenicus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
White-cheeked TernSterna repressa
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus
Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteinii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrixRare/Accidental
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogrisea
White-winged Collared-DoveStreptopelia reichenowiRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
Bruce's Green-PigeonTreron waalia

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pied CuckooClamator jacobinusRare/Accidental
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularisRare/Accidental
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascens
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
Little OwlAthene noctua
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Nubian NightjarCaprimulgus nubicus
Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
Little SwiftApus affinis
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusRare/Accidental

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened
Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicusRare/Accidental
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Eastern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus flavirostris
Hemprich's HornbillTockus hemprichii

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Yellow-breasted BarbetTrachyphonus margaritatus
Black-throated BarbetTricholaema melanocephala

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Fox KestrelFalco alopexRare/Accidental
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorNear-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Barbary FalconFalco pelegrinoidesRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Gray-headed BatisBatis orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalis
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Somali FiscalLanius somalicusRare/Accidental
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Pied CrowCorvus albus
Somali CrowCorvus edithae
Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculataRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Blanford's LarkCalandrella blanfordi
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorumRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Red-fronted WarblerUrorhipis rufifrons
Cricket LongtailSpiloptila clamans
Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Asian Desert WarblerSylvia nana
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Red Sea WarblerSylvia leucomelaena
Western Orphean WarblerSylvia hortensis
Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Menetries's WarblerSylvia mystacea
Rueppell's WarblerSylvia rueppelliRare/Accidental
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

White-breasted White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arabian BabblerTurdoides squamicepsRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagae
Black Scrub-RobinCercotrichas podobe
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotes
African Scrub-RobinCercotrichas minor
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereus
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
BlackstartCercomela melanura
White-tailed WheatearOenanthe leucopyga
Hooded WheatearOenanthe monachaRare/Accidental
Somali WheatearOenanthe phillipsi
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymnaRare/Accidental
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Heuglin's WheatearOenanthe heugliniRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
White-crowned StarlingSpreo albicapillus
Somali StarlingOnychognathus blythii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Nile Valley SunbirdHedydipna metallica
Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesiaRare/Accidental
Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolata
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineusRare/Accidental
Reichenow's SeedeaterSerinus reichenowi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Somali SparrowPasser castanopterus
Swainson's SparrowPasser swainsonii
Arabian Golden SparrowPasser euchlorus
Pale RockfinchCarpospiza brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Rueppell's WeaverPloceus galbula
Red-billed QueleaQuelea queleaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissaRare/Accidental
African SilverbillEuodice cantans

 

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