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This checklist includes all bird species found in Africa , 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Africa [map]

Description: including African Islands

Number of species: 2561
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 236
Number of extinct species: 11
Number of introduced species: 17
Last modified: 2022-12-29
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Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus)


photo ©Nicola Destefano - Wildlife Photography
(0 votes)

Somali Ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes)


photo ©Glen Tepke
(31 votes)

White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)


photo ©naturgucker.de
(0 votes)

Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)


photo ©rivera.diego47
(0 votes)

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)


photo ©Keith Carlson
(31 votes)

Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa)


photo ©notjes1966
(0 votes)

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)


photo ©Sergey Yeliseev
(32 votes)

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)


photo ©naturgucker.de
(0 votes)

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)


photo ©Service Dolphin
(0 votes)

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)


photo ©All Things Nature
(0 votes)

Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)


photo ©naturgucker.de
(0 votes)

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) Rare


photo ©notjes1966
(0 votes)

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)


photo ©_alcedo_
(0 votes)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)


photo ©R-Gasman
(0 votes)

Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)


photo ©Mobile Lynn
(0 votes)

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)


photo ©birding.dk
(40 votes)

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis)


photo ©Oleg Nomad
(0 votes)

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)


photo ©evimeyer
(38 votes)

Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)


photo ©Radovan Václav
(0 votes)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) Rare


photo ©sfdonald
(0 votes)

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) Rare


photo ©laser-tomas
(31 votes)

Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca)


photo ©Lathers
(41 votes)

Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)


photo ©grebberg
(0 votes)

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) Rare


photo ©Frode Jacobsen
(0 votes)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)


photo ©birding4ever
(61 votes)

Smew (Mergellus albellus)


photo ©Oleg Nomad
(0 votes)

 

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