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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 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: Benin [map]

Other names: Republic of Benin

Number of species: 598
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2019-11-09
Last modified: 2021-08-12
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
GarganeySpatula querquedula
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusRare/Accidental
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
African Pygmy GooseNettapus auritus

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Stone PartridgePtilopachus petrosus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental
Double-spurred FrancolinPternistis bicalcaratus
Ahanta FrancolinPternistis ahantensis
White-throated FrancolinPeliperdix albogularis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Four-banded SandgrousePterocles quadricinctus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatus
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Long-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus climacurus
Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrex egregia
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
Common CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufaRare/Accidental
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmiRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Black Crowned CraneBalearica pavoninaVulnerable

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
Arabian BustardArdeotis arabsRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Denham's BustardArdeotis denhamiNear-threatened
Savile's BustardLophotis savileiRare/Accidental
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Western Grey Plantain-eaterCrinifer piscator
Green TuracoTauraco persa
Violet TuracoTauraco violaceus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
African SpoonbillPlatalea albaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianidae

Egyptian PloverPluvianus aegyptius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Forbes's PloverCharadrius forbesi
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus
Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Damara TernSternula balaenarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusEndangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocouriiVulnerable
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo HawkAviceda cuculoides
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusEndangered
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Beaudouin's Snake EagleCircaetus beaudouiniVulnerable
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Western Banded Snake EagleCircaetus cinerascens
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisCritically endangered
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusCritically endangered
Rüppell's VultureGyps rueppelliCritically endangered
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosEndangered
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusEndangered
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Cassin's Hawk EagleAquila africanaRare/Accidental
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Ayres's EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRare/Accidental
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting GoshawkMelierax metabates
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Red-thighed SparrowhawkAccipiter erythropus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Long-tailed HawkUrotriorchis macrourusRare/Accidental
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Grasshopper BuzzardButastur rufipennis
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capenseRare/Accidental
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
Marsh OwlAsio capensisRare/Accidental
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing OwlScotopelia peli
Vermiculated Fishing OwlScotopelia bouvieri

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusRare/Accidental

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Northern Ground HornbillBucorvus abyssinicusVulnerable
African Pied HornbillTockus fasciatus
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Long-tailed HornbillTropicranus albocristatus
Piping HornbillBycanistes fistulator

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Wahlberg's HoneybirdProdotiscus regulusRare/Accidental
Willcocks's HoneyguideIndicator willcocksi
Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisRare/Accidental
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Spotted HoneyguideIndicator maculatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquillaRare/Accidental
Fine-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera punctuligera
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosa
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Fire-bellied WoodpeckerChloropicus pyrrhogaster
Grey WoodpeckerMesopicos goertae
Brown-backed WoodpeckerIpophilus obsoletus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Naked-faced BarbetGymnobucco calvus
Speckled TinkerbirdPogoniulus scolopaceus
Yellow-throated TinkerbirdPogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsuta
Vieillot's BarbetLybius vieilloti
Double-toothed BarbetPogonornis bidentatus
Bearded BarbetPogonornis dubius
Yellow-billed BarbetTrachylaemus purpuratus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachys
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Fox KestrelFalco alopex
Grey KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Senegal ParrotPoicephalus senegalus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri
Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Senegal BatisBatis senegalensis
Bioko BatisBatis poensisExtirpated
Chestnut Wattle-eyeDyaphorophyia castanea
Red-cheeked Wattle-eyeDyaphorophyia blissetti
Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus
Red-billed Helmet-shrikePrionops caniceps
Red-eyed Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatus
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Sabine's PuffbackDryoscopus sabini
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Blackcap Bush-shrikeBocagia minuta
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
BrubruNilaus afer
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Yellow-crowned GonolekLaniarius barbarus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

PiapiacPtilostomus afer
Pied CrowCorvus albus
House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Brown SunbirdAnthreptes gabonicusRare/Accidental
Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Little Green SunbirdAnthreptes seimundi
Grey-chinned SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostris
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Pygmy SunbirdHedydipna platura
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
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: Ploceidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta rara
Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopicta
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Black-faced FirefinchLagonosticta larvata
Red-winged PytiliaPytilia phoenicoptera
Yellow-winged PytiliaPytilia hypogrammicaRare/Accidental
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaRare/Accidental
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleuUraeginthus bengalus
Western BluebillSpermophaga haematina
Black-bellied SeedcrackerPyrenestes ostrinus
Lavender WaxbillEstrilda caerulescens
Anambra WaxbillEstrilda poliopareiaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytes
Grey-headed OlivebackNesocharis capistrata
Chestnut-breasted NegrofinchNigrita bicolor
Pale-fronted NegrofinchNigrita luteifrons
Grey-headed NegrofinchNigrita canicapillus
Cut-throat FinchAmadina fasciata
Black-faced QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloidesRare/Accidental
African SilverbillEuodice cantans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Sahel Paradise WhydahVidua orientalis
Exclamatory WhydahVidua interjecta
Wilson's IndigobirdVidua wilsoni
Barka IndigobirdVidua larvaticola
Fonio IndigobirdVidua camerunensisRare/Accidental
Quailfinch IndigobirdVidua nigeriaeRare/Accidental
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Grey-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Sahel Bush SparrowGymnoris dentata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Long-legged PipitAnthus pallidiventrisRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

White-rumped CanaryCrithagra leucopygia
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Senegal CanaryCrithagra canicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed HyliotaHyliota violacea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Blue Crested-flycatcherElminia longicauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-shouldered Black TitMelaniparus guineensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Yellow Penduline TitAnthoscopus parvulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Western NicatorNicator chloris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura
Green CrombecSylvietta virens
Moustached Grass WarblerMelocichla mentalis
Kemp's LongbillMacrosphenus kempiRare/Accidental
Grey LongbillMacrosphenus concolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesRare/Accidental
Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecalaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Isabelline WarblerIduna opaca
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Grey-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Fanti Saw-wingPsalidoprocne obscura
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Preuss's SwallowPetrochelidon preussi
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
White-bibbed SwallowHirundo nigrita
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucida
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
Pied-winged SwallowHirundo leucosoma
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Green HyliaHylia prasina
Tit HyliaPholidornis rushiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Moltoni's Subalpine WarblerCurruca subalpinaRare/Accidental
Common WhitethroatCurruca communisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Brown Thrush BabblerIlladopsis fulvescens
Puvel's Thrush BabblerIlladopsis puveli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Capuchin BabblerPhyllanthus atripennisRare/Accidental
Blackcap BabblerTurdoides reinwardtii
Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

African SalpornisSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Chestnut-winged StarlingOnychognathus fulgidus
Long-tailed Glossy StarlingLamprotornis caudatus
Splendid Glossy StarlingLamprotornis splendidus
Chestnut-bellied StarlingLamprotornis pulcher
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureus
Bronze-tailed StarlingLamprotornis chalcurus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusRare/Accidental
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Purple-headed StarlingHylopsar purpureiceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Black Scrub RobinCercotrichas podobeRare/Accidental
Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotesRare/Accidental
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Fraser's Forest FlycatcherFraseria ocreata
White-browed Forest FlycatcherFraseria cinerascensRare/Accidental
Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Northern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioides
Snowy-crowned Robin ChatCossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin ChatCossypha albicapillus
Forest RobinStiphrornis erythrothorax
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Heuglin's WheatearOenanthe heuglinii
White-fronted Black ChatOenanthe albifrons
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Mocking Cliff ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White-tailed Ant ThrushNeocossyphus poensis
Rufous Flycatcher ThrushStizorhina fraseri
African ThrushTurdus pelios

 

References (partial list)

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