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Mafia Island

This checklist includes all bird species found in Mafia Island , 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: Mafia Island
Number of species: 77
Number of globally threatened species: 1
Number of introduced species: 1

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisIntroduced species
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmi
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Mangrove KingfisherHalcyon senegaloides
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Common Scimitar-billRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pale BatisBatis soror

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Braun's BushshrikeLaniarius brauniEndangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Miombo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas barbata
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Black-bellied Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis corruscus
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Eastern Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 

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