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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, version 2015. 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 [map]
Number of species: 140
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 2

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Cape GannetMorus capensisVulnerable

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idaeEndangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Sooty GullIchthyaetus hemprichii
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
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

Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochii
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheri
Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmi
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Common Scimitar-billRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Mangrove KingfisherHalcyon senegaloides
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Amur FalconFalco amurensis
African HobbyFalco cuvierii

 
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

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corrusca

 
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

Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
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 cucullata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 

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